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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The new fiscal year (FY) will begin on October 1, 2021, and Congress has so far enacted none of the 12 appropriations bills setting discretionary...

Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

The next few years will include several predictable fiscal policy deadlines that will force congressional action. Many provisions providing COVID...

Prevent Government Shutdowns Act of 2021 Introduced in the Senate

Recently, Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Prevent Government Shutdowns Act of 2021 (PGSA). The bill would...

Better Targeting in Reconciliation

As lawmakers negotiate the details of their reconciliation package , they will need to scale back some of their ambitions to prevent arbitrary policy...

FY 2022 Reconciliation Tracker

Last Updated: 9/20/2021 Budget reconciliation is underway ( read more about the full process here ), with House and Senate lawmakers crafting a...

Reconciliation 101

Reconciliation is a special legislative process created as part of the Budget Act of 1974. It is intended to help lawmakers make the tax and...

Bipartisan House Group Sends Letter Calling for Process Reforms

A bipartisan group of ten members from the House of Representatives recently sent a letter to the Senate calling for the addition of budget process...

Fiscal State of the Nation Introduced in the Senate and House

Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Angus King (I-ME), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Mike Braun (R-IN), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Jacky Rosen (D...

Policymakers Shouldn't Attach More Borrowing to a Debt Ceiling Increase

The debt ceiling , or the statutory limit on the total amount of debt the federal government can accrue, is set to come back on August 1 after being...