Nov 03 2015
The recent spending and debt deal clearly illustrates that the federal budget process is in serious need of reform. America’s current budget challenges are directly related to this breakdown and fixing it can put the country on a more responsible spending path going forward.
Oct 23 2015
Speaking from the Senate floor Thursday, Enzi suggested that lawmakers and Americans must understand "the true cost" of regulations being issued by the Obama administration. "Shining a light on these regulations and the burden they impose on each and every American is the only way to hold government accountable and to begin the process of reining in out-of-control agencies so we can halt the ...
Oct 14 2015
News that the Department of Health and Human Services is paying a prominent public relations firm to improve its messaging to reporters throws light on a murky and little-scrutinized area of the federal budget: Advertising.
Oct 09 2015
The recent disclosure that the Department of Health and Human Services contracted with a public relations firm to try to enhance “messaging” with reporters has renewed a long-standing controversy over the propriety of spending taxpayer dollars to enhance the government’s public image.
Aug 06 2015
The U.S. Government Accountability Office is opening a review of the cost of the plans following a June 19 request filed by Mike Enzi, the Wyoming Republican who chairs the Senate Budget Committee.
Jul 27 2015
Senate Budget Chairman Michael B. Enzi inserted a provision into the highway bill that would attempt to prevent future highway contract spending authority from being used for non-transportation purposes by other committees.
Jan 14 2014
By: Leada Gore
"The omnibus spending bill in front of Congress exempts medically retired military personnel and their survivors from the 1 percent cut to yearly Cost of Living Adjustments. It leaves in place, however, the reduction for military retirees younger than 62. Sessions, who has been one of the most outspoken critics of the cuts and was the first to point out the effect on disabled veterans, said he ...
Jun 24 2013
By: Paul Gregory
“The source of the CBO's projected surplus is that legalized immigrants will pay Social Security taxes over the first 10 years while receiving virtually no benefits… [CBO’s analysis] counts each year's Social Security contributions by immigrants in the positive column without making provisions for future benefits, which will be about twice what the immigrants contributed over the long term… [An...
May 01 2013
By: Andrew Stiles
"The Gang of Eight’s immigration bill could make illegal immigrants eligible for state and local welfare benefits almost immediately after it is passed, according to Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), one of the proposal’s leading critics. Further, he contends, some particular categories of amnestied immigrants and their relatives would be eligible for federal benefits long before the 13-year waiti...
Dec 05 2012
Steven T. Dennis
Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking member of the Budget Committee, has clashed with Lew previously in hearings over the president’s budgets and has taken issue with statements made by the administration that the president’s budget would begin to pay down the debt — even though it never has a single year without a large deficit. "That really worried me," Sessions said. "How can we negotiate with someo...