We just issued several short pieces on congressional negotiations over funding levels for this fiscal year. They explain:
Why Congress shouldn’t pass another stopgap funding bill but instead agree on funding levels for the rest of the fiscal year.
Why 2015 will almost inevitably be another year of shrinking real (inflation-adjusted) resources for non-defense discretionary programs, which include everything from law enforcement and homeland security to veterans’ medical care, scientific and medical research, public health, education, and environmental protection.
Why the Senate approach to 2015 funding for non-defense discretionary programs better protects domestic priorities than the House approach.
Why the President’s requested funds to respond to the Ebola epidemic shouldn’t count against the 2011 Budget Control Act’s funding caps.
Why Congress should give the Census Bureau what it needs to prepare for the next census in 2020.