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What’s in the budget bill that President Trump just signed

President Donald Trump signed a new budget bill, H.R. 1892, into law on Friday that pushes most of the difficult budget debate issues into March while funding defense, opioid addiction, infrastructure and more for two years. H.R. 1892 was originally titled “The Hometown Heroes Act” and was intended to allow the flying of the U.S. Flag at half-staff in the ...

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House Passes 2018 Budget Along Party Lines

House passes 2018 budget

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its 2018 budget bill Thursday morning in a vote split along party lines. The 216-212 vote is a key next step to getting President Donald Trump‘s tax reform legislation passed. All 192 Democrats present voted against the bill along with 20 Republicans. Democrats have spent weeks demonizing the budget and the tax reform initiative ...

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What’s in the Senate version of the 2018 Budget Bill?

Congress back in session

The U.S. Senate is set to vote on the FY2018 budget this week and the sentiment among many in the chamber is that it will pass, but what’s in it? READ: The Full Text of S.CON.RES.25 FY2018 Budget High-Level Summary of the Senate’s FY 2018 Budget Bill According to the Senate Budget Committee, the 2018 budget provides a path to a ...

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Senate Resolution for FY2018 Budget S.CON.RES.25 [Full Text]

S.CON.RES.25 FY2018 Budget

Calendar No. 238 115th CONGRESS 1st Session S. CON. RES. 25 IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES October 13, 2017 Mr. Enzi, from the Committee on the Budget, reported under authority of the order of the Senate of October 5, 2017, the following original concurrent resolution; which was placed on the calendar CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Setting forth the congressional budget for ...

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First Time since 2009: House Passes All Funding Bills in Regular Order

Paul Ryan passed 2018 funding bills

The U.S. House of Representatives, under the leadership of House Speaker Paul Ryan, has passed all twelve appropriations bills through regular order but whether it passes the Senate in time to avoid another craptastic omnibus bill remains to be seen. “This is a big day in the House of Representatives,” said Speaker Ryan in a press conference Thursday. “Today, the ...

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Trump’s Budget Creates A Government Culture That Threatens Rights

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Budget drafts are hardly written in indelible ink. By the time they pass from the executive through the legislature and return to the president’s desk, provisions have been added and funding has been stripped in accordance with various political agendas to such a degree that the final product bears little resemblance to the draft. Rather, budget drafts are far more ...

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Report: President’s Budget Causes Increase in Donations to Charities

meals on wheels

The free market is more efficient and more responsive to the needs of the downtrodden than the government could hope to be and after President Trump’s proposed budget eliminated taxpayer funding for a few programs, the private sector quickly proved that a well-thought move. Meals on Wheels America, the umbrella organization for 5,000 providers of home-delivered meals for seniors, said ...

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Tucker: Should the government cut off Big Bird?

Tucker Carlson PBS funding debate

#Tucker Carlson debates proposed cuts to the NEA and PBS with Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk. “The NEA gives grants to every congressional district in the United States,” Bronk exclaimed while insisting that for every dollar it grants, somehow $10 is returned to the economy. Robin focuses her points around a straw man argument: If the government pulls taxpayer-funded subsidies, it ...

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Center for Education Reform: Trump Budget Proposal “A Hopeful Sign for Student-Centered Education”

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A school choice advocacy group today described the Trump administration’s proposed budget for the U.S. Department of Education as a “more concerted effort to channel dollars more directly to the needs of children and families instead of to programs and to districts.” CER Founder and CEO Jeanne Allen noted that not only does the budget add $1 billion in Title ...

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President Trump’s 2018 Budget Puts the ‘Safety and Security’ of America First

Major budget changes from existing law

The White House Office of Management and Budget released President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget on Thursday in which the president’s spending recommendations favor national security and public safety over traditionally liberal priorities. The proposal is executive guidance as congress is responsible for crafting the federal budget. As republicans control both houses, the budget will likely take most of the president’s ...

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President Trump’s ‘America First’ 2018 Budget [Full Text]

The White House Office of Management and Budget released President Donald Trump’s budget early Thursday. The budget features a shift from spending on the EPA, NEA, the United Nations, and the State Department while increasing funding for national defense and security. READ: Summary of President Trump’s 2018 Budget Full Text of President Donald Trump’s “America First” 2018 Budget

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