February 19, 2021
Over the past few years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set a terrible precedent by greatly expanding its use of the Agriculture Secretary’s discretionary spending authority under the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act.
January 27, 2020
We are hurtling toward a fiscal cliff, and Congress seems intent on nailing the gas pedal to the floorboard.
March 30, 2020
The Trump Administration recently submitted its proposed fiscal year 2021 budget, which would significantly cut funding for certain climate change-focused programs at several government agencies.
March 11, 2020
Average annual health care spending for people with employer-sponsored insurance rose to an all-time high in 2018, according to a recent report.
July 16, 2020
Congress is considering using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext to make permanent and sweeping changes to agricultural policy, inappropriately delegating congressional spending power to the Agriculture Secretary.
January 7, 2020
From corporate welfare and cronyism to out-and-out thievery, the report rolls out no fewer than 25 examples of waste, fraud, and abuse.
January 1, 2020
A bipartisan majority of the 535 federal lawmakers who roam the halls of the House and Senate agreed on one big thing: spending $1.4 trillion on discretionary programs for the coming fiscal year.
November 12, 2019
The bill continuing resolution gave Congress more time to reach an agreement on federal spending for fiscal year 2020, which began October 1.
January 21, 2020
"Our research revealed Illinois legislators have acquiesced to a power grab by the federal and state judiciary."
January 6, 2020
Spending increases add to the annual federal budget deficit, which increases the government debt, all of which depresses the economy and will lead to calls for tax hikes in the future.