Oversight

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


01.28.16

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


01.20.16

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


01.19.16

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


01.19.16

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


01.19.16

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

by Martin Matishak

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 process that at one time had an explicit authorization from Congress through any number of hundreds of various laws that have since expired. Th… Continue Reading


01.15.16

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


01.12.16

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


01.11.16

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


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

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