CQ Budget

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CQ's budget tracker David Lerman, and his colleagues, follow and explain how lawmakers in Congress spend the nation's money.

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Fiscal Year Ends With Unclear Path for Government Funding

September 24th, 2018


With three spending bills signed into law, Congress is unlikely to pass all nine outstanding bills before the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, says CQ appropriations reporter Kellie Mejdrich. Meantime, President Donald …

Spending Splurge

September 17th, 2018


House and Senate lawmakers made a deal to give the Pentagon a huge spending boost and defy President Donald Trump's call to cut various health, education and labor programs. CQ Defense reporter John M. Donnelly and …

Spending Milestone Within Reach

September 10th, 2018


Congress is racing to pass at least three spending bills as early as this week and is poised to make progress on others, says CQ Budget Tracker editor David Lerman. Time, however, is running out.

Hurdles to Passing Spending Bills

September 4th, 2018


House and Senate leaders like to brag about their respective chambers' progress on passing spending bills but not one has won final passage, CQ budget and appropriations reporter Kellie Mejdrich says. She unpacks the …

Appropriations Rush Before Midterms

August 27th, 2018


With the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 and midterm elections just around the corner, Republicans hope to pass nine spending bills to tout on the …

Senators Rebuke Trump on Education Funding

August 20th, 2018


The Senate takes up a spending package this week that rejects White House attempts to cut school funding by about 11 percent next year. CQ's Kellie …

Spending Bonanza Heads to Senate Floor

August 13th, 2018


The Senate will attempt to pass the two biggest spending bills of the year in one fell swoop. Consideration of the Defense and Labor-HHS-Education …

Speeding Through Spending Bills

August 6th, 2018

The Senate is racing through spending bills at a breakneck speed with strong bipartisan support, in contrast to its record of recent years.  CQ’s Ryan McCrimmon explains how the Senate was able to pick up its pace on …

Senate Set to Surpass House

July 30th, 2018

Senate lawmakers will try this week to outdo their House colleagues by passing a four-bill spending package —if they can overcome snags, says CQ …

Wall Funding That Isn't Coming From Mexico

July 23rd, 2018


House appropriators are set to give President Donald Trump some of the border wall funding he's been seeking, says CQ immigration reporter Dean DeChiaro. He explains what's in the Homeland Security spending bill.

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