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    A $900 Million Mistake

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made a $900,000,000 mistake on a measure to fund the federal government past this Friday. The government runs out of money on September 30. The House and Senate are engaged in public negotiations on competing measures to fund the government to November 18. The … More

    Scribecast: Rep. Kevin Brady on Taxes, Free Trade and Why Texas Is Best

    Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) visited Heritage earlier this week for The Bloggers Briefing and stuck around to chat in our Robert H. Bruce Radio Studio. On this week’s Scribecast, we cover tax reform, Brady’s MAP ACT, free-trade agreements and what Texas can teach the rest of America. Listen to our … More

    The Continuing Saga of the CR: Choking on Offsets

    Although differences over the continuing resolution (CR) that failed in the Senate Friday seem absurdly small, the stakes may indeed be significant—and not just because of the threat of a government shutdown. The legislation is the first test of Congress’s will to cut spending, at least within the limits of … More

    Yes, Real Cuts in Continuing Resolution, But Still Far Short of House Budget

    One of the most crucial issues confronting the nation is the debt and spending crisis. Standard & Poor’s downgraded the nation’s credit rating in August, while Moody’s put the U.S. on watch for a possible future downgrade. America is hemorrhaging debt, and bold steps are needed now to get spending … More

    Sen. Ron Johnson: Debt Ceiling Debate Should Net Spending Cap

    While some members of Congress still attempt to unscramble all the details of the six-month spending deal struck by leadership last week, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he’s already steeling himself for the next big debate. “This whole CR skirmish — and that’s about all it is — is just … More

    Morning Bell: Read Before You Vote

    A budget agreement that fell short in dollars but was advertised as “the largest spending cut in history“ is being challenged by new reports that the old ways of Washington have yet to be overcome. News outlets such as The Washington Post, Fox News and the Associated Press suggest “creative accounting” … More

    Obama Circumvents State Department, Supports Plan to Give BBG $10 Million

    The Broadcasting Board of Governors will receive $10 million under the compromise spending deal reached last week. President Obama effectively sided with the BBG over his own State Department in a funding dispute involving Internet circumvention work. Obama and lawmakers agreed to language in the fiscal 2011 spending bill cutting the … More

    More Continuing Resolution Transparency, Please

    One issue that has come to the forefront in the debate over a continuing resolution to fund the government for the remainder of the year is transparency.  Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and President Barack Obama negotiated a deal on Friday averting … More

    Lunch With Heritage: Online Chat on the 2011 and 2012 Budget

    We are joined by Heritage expert Brian Darling. Brian is a Capitol Hill insider and he will take your questions about the process of getting the CR’s passed and all the potential outcomes. Join us with your questions. Lunch With Hertitage feat. Brian Darling

    House Members Demand Leadership from Senate to Avoid Shutdown

    This morning a number of House Republicans, joined by Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Mike Lee (R-UT), met outside the Senate to demand action from their Senate colleagues and the White House to prevent a government shutdown. The press conference, one of six over as many days, is designed to … More