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Politico - Meet your unauthorized federal government

http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2016/02/government-agencies-programs-unauthorized-000036-000037#ixzz3z7dndI7W By DANNY VINIK The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have not been reauthorized by Congress since 2009. The State Department hasn't been reauthorized since 2003. For the Federal Trade Commission and National Weather Service, it's 1998 and 1993, respectively. The Federal Election Commission has … Continue Reading


Budget Committee to Hold Feb. 3 Hearing on Spending on Unauthorized Programs

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, will hold a hearing Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10:00am focused on spending on unauthorized and expired programs. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released a report on these programs, which noted that the federal government is set to spend more than $310 billion on these programs this year. Testifying will be Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Keith Hall, Jessica Tollestrup, Specialist… Continue Reading


Budget Committee to Hold Jan. 26 Hearing on CBO Budget and Economic Outlook

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, will hold a hearing Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 10:30am focused on the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) Budget and Economic Outlook for fiscal years 2016 - 2026. Testifying will be CBO Director Keith Hall. The hearing can be streamed here. WHAT: Hearing on CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook for fiscal years 2016 - 2026 WHO: Dr. Keith HallDirectorCongressional Budget Office WHERE: Dirkse… Continue Reading


Red Ink Surges for Nation’s Long-Term Economic Outlook

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a summary of its Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026 that showed that overspending is projected to be $544 billion this year, which is $105 billion more than last year, and would continue to grow over the next 10 years. "After eight years of failed fiscal policies and wasteful and unaccountable spending, America is faced … Continue Reading


Fiscal Times - Why Is the Government Spending $310 Billion on ‘Unauthorized’ Programs?

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2016/01/18/Why-Government-Spending-310-Billion-Unauthorized-Programs By Martin Matishak January 18, 2016 The federal government is on pace to spend around $310 billion in 2016 on programs that have expired, according to a new analysis by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The 166-page annual report, titled "Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations," looks at all programs and entities funded through the annual appropriations pro… Continue Reading


CBO: Government Will Spend Over $310 Billion on Expired Programs

WASHINGTON D.C. - The federal government will spend more than $310 billion in fiscal year 2016 on programs and activities whose statutory authorization for funding has expired, according to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report released today. The $310 billion has been awarded to a wide array of expired programs and entities originally authorized under 256 separate laws. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) said it was time for Congress to take a closer look at these funds. "A… Continue Reading


Retirement calculator glitch gave misleading information

http://bit.ly/1RJJSh7 By Jory Heckman | @jmheckman January 7, 2016 12:43 pm The chairmen of two Senate financial committees claim an agency's online retirement planning calculator misled seniors about how much they could expect to receive in retirement benefits. Sens. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), chair of the Senate Budget Committee, and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chair of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, claim the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau gave prospective retirees … Continue Reading


BUDGET BULLETIN: 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. Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here. Excerpts follow: Use of the Omnibus: Combining Appropriations to Resolve Impasses Recent fiscal years have seen a variety of omnibus per… Continue Reading


Congress Approves Far-Reaching Obamacare Repeal

Measure Will Head to President for First Time WASHINGTON D.C. - The United States Congress, through the budget reconciliation process, passed the most comprehensive and far-reaching repeal of Obamacare to reach the president's desk. The Senate approved the legislation last month, and the House approved today. "Congress has passed the most comprehensive and far-reaching repeal of Obamacare to actually reach the president's desk," said Chairman Enzi. "Most Americans are still opposed to this u… Continue Reading


Lawmakers Want Answers On Consumer Agency’s Faulty Retirement Benefit Planner

http://dailycaller.com/2016/01/05/gop-lawmakers-want-answers-on-consumer-agencys-faulty-retirement-benefit-planner/ JULIEGRACE BRUFKE Republican senators want answers on why a retirement calculator created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is providing flawed results. In a letter written to CFPB director Richard Cordray in December, Senate Committee on the Budget Chairman Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Af… Continue Reading


Senators: CFPB Miscalculated With Retirement Tool

http://morningconsult.com/alert/gop-senators-cfpb-miscalculated-with-retirement-tool/ Two Senate GOP committee chairmen criticized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for releasing a retirement benefits calculator that they say is inaccurate and duplicative of a similar Social Security Administration tool. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) wrote to CFPB Director Richard Cordray and said the independent agency's retir… Continue Reading


Senate Republicans blast consumer panel's glitchy retirement calculator

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/banking-financial-institutions/264780-senate-republicans-blast-glitchy-retirement[thehill.com] By Sylvan Lane - 01/05/16 12:02 PM EST Two top Senate Republicans are asking a consumer protection agency why an online retirement planning tool offers incorrect guidance to users. Sens. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairmen of the Senate Budget and Banking committees, asked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) why its retirement cal… Continue Reading


Senate Chairmen: Consumer Protection Bureau Retirement Calculator Broken

"Retirement Tool" Duplicates Efforts by Social Security Administration WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, today blasted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for carelessly spending government resources on a duplicative and wasteful retirement calculator that produces flawed results for Americans looking for clear and accurate i… Continue Reading


2015 Budget Committee Chairman's Report

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2015 Budget Year in Review GRAPHIC

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2015 Budget Year In Review

From a Balanced Budget to Obamacare Repeal WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said today that with the Senate under new Republican management, the Budget Committee has played an important role by working to pass the first ten-year balanced budget since 2001 and approving the repeal of Obamacare through the budget reconciliation process. "Republicans in the Senate have been focused on putting our country on not just another course, but a better… Continue Reading


Enzi: We Must Understand Economic Impact Of America’s Regulations

WASHINGTON D.C. - During a hearing today on regulatory budgeting, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said it was vital to understand the cumulative costs and impact of regulations on the economy imposed by federal agencies through new rules. "The effects of regulation can be seen every day in my home state, not as fluctuations in statistical data, but in lost jobs and in the concerns that people have about the future of their communities," said Chairman Enzi. "T… Continue Reading


Senate Approves Far-Reaching Obamacare Repeal

WASHINGTON D.C. - The United States Senate today passed the most comprehensive and far-reaching repeal of Obamacare possible. The House of Representatives is expected to take up and pass the Senate approved version shortly, which would send repeal legislation to the President for the first time in his tenure. "With approval of this budget reconciliation bill, the Senate today has passed the most comprehensive and far-reaching repeal of Obamacare possible," said Chairman Enzi. "Most Americans… Continue Reading


Chairman Enzi: From Obamacare’s Broken Promises to Better Care

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today noted that Americans are ready to move past Obamacare's broken promises to better health care as the U.S. Senate opened debate on repealing the president's health care law as part of the budget reconciliation process. "Obamacare still remains unworkable, unaffordable, and more unpopular than ever. For millions of Americans, the law today represents nothing more than broken promises, higher costs and fewer choices," said … Continue Reading


Chairman Enzi: Two-Year Budgets Will Make Spending Process More Transparent

WASHINGTON D.C. - During a second Senate Budget Committee hearing on fixing America's broken budget process, Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today said that moving the nation to a biennial budget would create more stability and predictability for agencies as well as state and local governments. Most importantly, he said, it will increase the transparency of the federal spending process and help make government more accountable. "The worst kept secret in Washington is that we essentially operate on a … Continue Reading

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