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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


07.27.15

BUDGET BULLETIN: 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

BUDGET BULLETIN: 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


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


07.13.15

Enzi Requests CBO Report on Current Impact of Balanced Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON D.C. - At the request of Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report for July 2015 that tracks the budgetary impact of enacted legislation against the FY 2015 deemed budget resolution and the FY 2016 balanced budget resolution recently approved by Congress. CBO will release similar reports after each recess work period to provide a status update on Congress' progress against the budget resolution plan, which the Chairman w… Continue Reading


07.10.15

Enzi: U.S. Must Learn From Greek Crisis Before It Is Too Late

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With Greece sinking from the financial weight of its excessive government debt, Budget Chairman Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), wants to know what lessons can be learned so that America doesn't find itself in a similar financial disaster. Questioning Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall during a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Enzi said he knows from experience that solving problems early is usually less expensive than solving problems late. "Currently Gre… Continue Reading


06.25.15

Enzi statement on the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo). issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's King v. Burwell decision: "For too long, the debate over health care has placed politics before the best interests of patients. No matter the court's ruling, it is time for Democrats and Republicans to deliver what the president promised but ultimately failed to deliver. We need a health system that expands coverage and promotes quality patient-centered care, while actually… Continue Reading


06.24.15

Senate Budget Committee Approves Toomey Bill to Boost Funds for Crime Victims

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Senate Budget Committee today approved legislation, sponsored by Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), that would direct hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funds to victims of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, and other crimes. The bill, S.1495 - Fairness for Crime Victims Act of 2015, ensures that money deposited into the Crime Victims Fund will go to crime victims, not to other discretionary spending. Each year, the Fairness for Victims of Crime Act will ens… 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


06.23.15

Enzi: True Regulatory Reform Can Help All Americans Grow and Prosper

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today, during a joint hearing with the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on regulatory reform, said Congress has a responsibility to help make it easier for hardworking Americans to grow their businesses or advance in their jobs, instead of worrying about inefficient and ineffective regulations. "The burden of government regulation continues to grow for each and every American," said Chairman Enzi. "If … Continue Reading


06.23.15

BUDGET BULLETIN: 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


06.19.15

CBO: Repealing President’s Health Care Law Will Increase Economic Growth

WASHINGTON D.C. - The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today found that repealing the President's health care law would boost the nation's economy by increasing labor supply and grow the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to a notable degree. In a response to a request by the Senate Budget Committee and Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) on the effect the President's health law has on the economy, CBO determined that repealing the law will increase economic growth. "CBO has determined … Continue Reading


06.19.15

Enzi Asks GAO For Cost Estimates on Dept. of Education's Income-Driven Repayment Plans

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, in a letter today to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), asked the agency to help determine the true cost of the Department of Education's income-driven repayment (IDR) plans, which now comprise 28 percent of the Direct Loan balance in repayment. The Chairman said he was concerned because "the ultimate cost of IDR remains uncertain." Chairman Enzi's full letter… Continue Reading


06.17.15

Enzi: Rapidly Growing Debt Threatens America’s Economic Future

WASHINGTON D.C. - During a hearing today on a report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) focused on the fiscal challenges facing the country, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said that the nation's long-term fiscal outlook was threatened by America's growing debt. "It is clear from CBO's analysis that rapidly growing public sector debt threatens America's economic future," said Chairman Enzi. "Congress must take action now to boost our economic growth, r… Continue Reading


06.11.15

Budget Committee to Hold June 17 Hearing on CBO’s Long Term Fiscal Outlook for Nation

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, will hold a hearing Wednesday, June 17, 2015 on the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) analysis of the federal government's deepening fiscal challenges. CBO Director Keith Hall will be the witness. The hearing can be streamed here. WHAT: Hearing on CBO's Long Term Fiscal Outlook for the Nation and Analysis of Federal Government's Deepening Fiscal Challenges WHO: Keith Hall, Director - Congressi… Continue Reading


06.09.15

Chairman Enzi: Rein in America’s Dangerous Debt to Strengthen Our National Security

WASHINGTON D.C. - As the Senate continues to debate national security issues and defense funding, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today highlighted the threat America's growing debt poses to our national security, and the role a balanced budget can play to help keep our nation safe while strengthening our military. "The balanced budget resolution recently approved by Congress recognizes the responsibility that the federal government has to defend the nati… 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


06.09.15

BUDGET BULLETIN: 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


06.05.15

SENATE RECONCILIATION GUIDELINES TO COMMITTEES

2015 BALANCED BUDGETE RESOLUTION RECONCILIATION GUIDELINES The Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2016 includes reconciliation instructions to both the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. This document provides general information for submitting reconciliation recommendations and summarizes special rules and procedures that govern the contents and consideration of a reconciliation bill-elements that should be forefront as the two co… Continue Reading


06.04.15

Budget Committee to Hold PA Field Hearing on June 8 to Focus on Crime Victims Fund

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) will preside at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee in Southeast Pennsylvania regarding his legislation to restore fairness to the Crime Victims Fund. The hearing will be held on Monday, June 8 at 10 am at the Villanova University School of Law in Radnor Township. The Crime Victims Fund supports services to victims of crime, through direct compensation to victims and by funding Child Advocacy Centers, domestic violence shelters, rape c… Continue Reading

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