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The Republican Budget for 2019 Continues the Destructive Scam

To budget is to choose, and the Republican 2019 House budget resolution presented by Chairman Womack chooses a dark and destructive path for our country. If this budget were to become reality, Congressional Republicans and the Administration would inflict severe damage on our country, threatening our most vulnerable citizens and jeopardizing America’s economic and national security.

Focus on Function: An Introduction

As with any budget, the Congressional budget represents a statement of values. It lays out Congress’ budgetary priorities and goals and the changes in revenues and spending necessary to achieve these goals. The resolution allocates spending across a set of functional areas, representing various national needs. This “focus on function” report provides a detailed look at federal spending by function.

Extreme Ideology and Political Fear Drive GOP Calls for Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment

The balanced budget constitutional amendment (H.J. Res. 2) expected to be considered on the House floor this week is a very dangerous proposal that would have dire consequences for the economy and American families. It is the next step in the Republican majority’s dangerous plan to starve the government of revenues and use the resulting deficits as an excuse to call for massive reductions in programs that millions of Americans rely on.

U.S. Fiscal Outlook Much Worse After Republican Tax Scam

The Budget and Economic Outlook released today by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows a deteriorating federal fiscal situation, with deficits nearing $1 trillion in 2019 and continuing to rise thereafter. For the GOP, this is all just part of their dangerous plan to starve the government of revenues and use the resulting deficits as an excuse to call for massive reductions in Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs that millions of Americans rely on.

Understanding Sequester: An Update for 2018

“Sequester” typically refers to the cancellation of budgetary resources after enactment. Congress has acted several times to prevent the harmful “sequester” cuts to discretionary programs. The most recent of these actions was the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA18), which not only prevents discretionary sequester cuts for 2018 and 2019, but also allows additional funding. The sequester will return in 2020 under current law.

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