Budget Bulletins

02.18.16

President’s FY 2017 Budget – Education Proposals

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its fourth in a series of analyses of the President's FY 2017 Budget submission. The February 18, 2016, Budget Bulletin is focused on the Budget's education proposals. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: Education Overview President Bar… Continue Reading


02.16.16

President’s FY 2017 Budget - National Security and International Affairs Proposals

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its third in a series of analyses of the President's FY 2017 Budget submission. The February 16, 2016, Budget Bulletin is focused on the Budget's National Security and International Affairs proposals. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: … Continue Reading


02.11.16

President’s FY 2017 Budget Health Care Proposals

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its second in a series of analyses of the President's FY 2017 Budget submission. The February 11, 2016, Budget Bulletin is focused on the Budget's health care proposals. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: Overview: Health Care Proposals… Continue Reading


02.10.16

Overview of President’s FY 2017 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its first in a series of analyses of the President's FY 2017 Budget submission. The February 10, 2016, Budget Bulletin is focused on an overview of the President's fiscal year 2017 Budget Proposal. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: Ove… Continue Reading


02.02.16

2016 State of the Budget

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its February 2, 2016, Budget Bulletin focused on the 2016 State of the Budget. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: 2016 Budget Resolution Status Report Last year Congress adopted S. Con. Res. 11, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget… Continue Reading


01.11.16

2016 Omnibus Spending Bill Epilogue

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its January 11, 2016, Budget Bulletin focused on the 2016 omnibus spending bill. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Excerpts follow: Use of the Omnibus: Combining Appropriations to Resolve Impasses Recent fiscal years have seen a variety of omnibus permutations. Congress approved 2009 and 2012 s… Continue Reading


10.27.15

Back-End Spending’s Impacts on the Budget

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its October 27, 2015, issue of the Budget Bulletin focused on back-end spending and its impacts on the federal budget. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: How Back-End Agency Spending Impacts the Budget Congress acts on the "front end" … Continue Reading


10.06.15

Social Security Replacement Rates

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its October 6, 2015, issue of the Budget Bulletin focused on Social Security replacement rates. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: Social Security Replacement Rates Social Security provides monthly cash benefits to retired and disabled… Continue Reading


10.02.15

UPDATED Debt-Limit Debate: New Budget Committee and Treasury Forecasts

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today updated its recent issue of the Budget Bulletin focused on the debt-limit debate to include new Budget Committee and Treasury forecasts. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: The current Budget Committee forecast is for extraordinary measures to be… Continue Reading


09.29.15

2016 Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its September 29, 2015, issue of the Budget Bulletin focused on the 2016 Continuing Resolution, which would fund government agencies through December 11, 2015. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: 2016 Continuing Resolution With appro… Continue Reading


07.28.15

Appropriations Status Report – FY 2016 Budget and Spending Bills

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its July 28, 2015 issue of the Budget Bulletin focused on the FY 2016 Balanced Budget Resolution and its role in the appropriations process. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: The FY 16 Budget and Allocations In Congress, the budget re… Continue Reading


07.14.15

Enforcing the FY 2016 Balanced Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its July 14, 2015 issue of the Budget Bulletin focused on enforcing the FY 2016 Balanced Budget Resolution approved earlier this year. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: In May, a Republican-led Congress approved the first 10-year balan… Continue Reading


06.23.15

Reconciliation and the 2016 Budget Process

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its June 23rd issue of the Budget Bulletin focused on the reconciliation process, which could soon be used for the first time in more than five years. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: Reconciliation is a fast-track procedure designed … Continue Reading


06.09.15

Defense Spending, BCA Caps and OCO Funding in FY 2016 Budget

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its June issue of the Budget Bulletin, focused on defense spending, the Budget Control Act and overseas contingency operations (OCO) funds. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: The balanced budget resolution's rationale for adhering to th… Continue Reading


05.19.15

Highway Trust Fund Deadline Looms

In This Issue: Short-Term Reauthorization Effort History of Federal Highway Funding Fund's Financial Problems Continue by John Selden, Budget and Transportation Analyst Short-Term Funding Extension: Deal or No Deal? Highway Trust Fund authorization expires on May 31, and the actual deadline for congressional passage of a reauthorization funding fix is the end of this week. For now, Congress is likely to pass a two-month authorization extension, through July 31. The House is expected… Continue Reading


06.11.13

Issue 2: Sequestration And Appropriations


01.24.13

Issue 1: Sequestration After The Fiscal Cliff


12.20.12

Issue 4: History Of Deficit-Neutral Amendments In SBC Markups


12.06.12

Issue 3: That Other Sequester


07.31.12

Issue 2: Sequesters & Spending From The Highway Trust Fund

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