Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Appropriations

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Appropriations Watch: FY 2022

Congress started marking up individual appropriations bills for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 in June.
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Pell Program Faces Funding Cliff in 2026

The Congressional Budget Office projects the Pell program will deplete its reserve fund by 2026 and face cumulative deficits of $18 billion by 2031
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Now's Not the Time to Raid the Pell Surplus

With 2020 college enrollment down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pell Grant program may add more to its reserves than previously estimated...
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What's in the $908 Billion Bipartisan Stimulus Proposal?

A bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers yesterday unveiled a $908 billion COVID relief package. The proposal is the...

End-of-Year Deadlines For Congress

Many economic relief provisions from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and other COVID-related bills expire at the end...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The new fiscal year (FY) will begin on October 1, 2020, and Congress has so far enacted none of the 12 appropriations bills setting discretionary s
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Appropriations 101

Note: This paper has been updated.

What's in the Fourth Coronavirus Package?

The Senate yesterday passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care E

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