02.24.2017

How big will the spending cuts be in Trump’s budget?

By Natalia Castro As the legislative branch begins considering ways to use the power of the purse, President Donald Trump’s newly appointed White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is weighing options on ways to cut $4 trillion U.S. budget. The New York Times released what […]

06.03.2015

21 things Congress could defund in Commerce, Science, and Justice

By Robert Romano This week the House of Representatives is taking up the appropriations bill for Commerce, Science and Justice. This is an opportunity for Congress to exercise its constitutional power of the purse through policy riders that can help limit the size and scope of government. […]

01.24.2011

Spending Cuts Have to Start Somewhere

By Bill Wilson – On January 20th, Representatives Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Scott Garrett (R-NJ) were joined by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) to introduce the “Spending Reduction Act ,” legislation that promises to cut $2.5 trillion out of the budget over the next ten years. Call it a good start. “This bill represents the first step in the process, not the last,” said Rep. Garrett. That’s good, because, […]

12.31.2010

Spending Cuts Have to Start Somewhere

On: 01/24/2011 09:00:35 In: Fiscal Responsibility By Bill Wilson On January 20th, Representatives Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Scott Garrett (R-NJ) were joined by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) to introduce the “Spending Reduction Act ,” legislation that promises to cut $2.5 trillion out of the budget over the next ten years. Call it a good start. “This bill represents the first step in the process, not the last,” said Rep. Garrett. […]

12.17.2010

60 or 45 days, or fight!

By Bill Wilson – If Congress does not adopt a continuing resolution of some sort by midnight, December 18th, non-essential services of the government will shut down. As a result, Harry Reid attempted to ram a 1924-page, $1.27 trillion omnibus spending bill through Congress before anyone had […]

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