Oversight

03.08.16

CBO Revenue Baselines and Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its March 8, 2016, Budget Bulletin focused on Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Revenue Baselines and Tax Reform. 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 Congressional Budget Office (CBO) annually produces a baseline estimate of federal … Continue Reading


03.07.16

Senate Budget Committee Postpones Action on FY 17 Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, announced today that the committee will postpone possible action on the FY 2017 budget resolution this month, but that discussions will continue on a path forward for the fiscal blueprint. "The Senate Budget Committee will continue to discuss the budget as well as improvements to the budget process that would increase fiscal honesty, stability in government operations and the ability to help govern our nation,"… Continue Reading


02.24.16

President’s FY 2017 Budget – Budget Process Proposals

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its seventh and final analysis on the President's FY 2017 Budget submission. The February 24, 2016, Budget Bulletin is focused on the fiscal blueprint's budget process 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: In addition to funding… Continue Reading


02.23.16

President’s FY 2017 Budget – Domestic Policy Proposals

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its sixth in a series of analyses of the President's FY 2017 Budget submission. The February 23, 2016, Budget Bulletin is focused on the Budget's domestic policy 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: Overall, the president's bud… Continue Reading


02.19.16

President’s FY 2017 Budget – Revenue Proposals

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today released its fifth in a series of analyses of the President's FY 2017 Budget submission. The February 19, 2016, Budget Bulletin is focused on the Budget's revenue 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 of POTUS FY 17 Budget Reven… Continue Reading


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


02.17.16

Enzi Asks GAO to Investigate Spending by Feds on Public Relations Activities

WASHINGTON D.C. - GAO will initiate a study to identify and quantify the total amount of federal resources dedicated to agency public relations activities, in response to a formal request from Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. Enzi cited the increasing pressures on limited federal resources combined with the need for fiscal oversight on spending by the federal government on public relations activities. Enzi issued this GAO request four months after sending a simi… Continue Reading


02.17.16

Federal Agencies to Receive Audit Into Their PR Spending

http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2016/02/federal-agencies-receive-audit-their-pr-spending/126005/ By Eric Katz The Government Accountability Office is launching an investigation to shed a light on a sector of federal agency spending long kept in the shadows: advertising. GAO's announcement came after some powerful lawmakers have pressed agencies for more disclosure into their spending on public relations and advertising. A 2014 Congressional Research Service report found agencies spent $893 m… Continue Reading


02.17.16

Federal Agencies to Receive Audit Into Their PR Spending

by Eric Katz

The Government Accountability Office is launching an investigation to shed a light on a sector of federal agency spending long kept in the shadows: advertising. GAO's announcement came after some powerful lawmakers have pressed agencies for more disclosure into their spending on public relations and advertising. A 2014 Congressional Research Service report found agencies spent $893 million on advertising contracts in fiscal 2013, and nearly $4.7 billion between fiscal years 2009 and 2013. GAO w… 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


02.16.16

Enzi Asks GAO to Investigate Spending by Feds on Public Relations Activities

WASHINGTON D.C. - GAO will initiate a study to identify and quantify the total amount of federal resources dedicated to agency public relations activities, in response to a formal request from Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. Enzi cited the increasing pressures on limited federal resources combined with the need for fiscal oversight on spending by the federal government on public relations activities. Enzi issued this GAO request four months after sending a simi… Continue Reading


02.11.16

Jim Neill Joins Budget Committee as Director of Coalitions and Outreach

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today announced the appointment of Jim Neill as Coalitions and Outreach Director. The position, focused on grassroots and business trade associations, will increase the dialogue and exchange of ideas between the Committee and organizations focused on the federal budget process and debt reduction. "I am pleased to welcome Jim to the staff of the Senate Budget Committee," said Chairman Enzi."Jim's skills and experience will help … 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


02.09.16

President’s Final Budget Doubles Down on More Spending and Debt

WASHINGTON D.C. - Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee today issued the following statements after President Obama released his final budget, which joins his previous fiscal blueprints in pushing for more taxes, more spending, more deficits and more debt for the nation. "The President's final budget continues his focus on new spending proposals instead of confronting our country's massive overspending and skyrocketing $19 trillion in debt," said Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mi… Continue Reading


02.04.16

Joint Announcement from Senate and House Budget Committees on OMB Hearing

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) and House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) today announced that both committees will not hold a hearing hosting the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to review the president's FY 2017 Budget. "It appears the President's final budget will continue to focus on new spending proposals instead of confronting our government's massive overspending and debt," said Chairman Enzi. "It is clear that this Presiden… Continue Reading


02.03.16

Spending on Expired Govt. Programs Exposes Broken Budget Process

WASHINGTON D.C. - During a hearing today focused on spending on unauthorized programs, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said that the issue exposes a fundamental breakdown in America's budget process that could have significant consequences for not only government, but also the nation. "An essential premise of good government is that Congress should authorize programs and activities before it funds them," said Chairman Enzi. "If we relinquish our responsibilit… Continue Reading


02.03.16

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


02.03.16

Meet your unauthorized federal government

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 been operating with an expired authorization since way back in 1981. Meet your unauthorized government. Every federal agency is su… 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

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