Fiscal Policy

Trump’s Financial Regulators: One Year in and Changing the Game Already (Feb. 28)

Update 252 — Trump’s Financial Regulators: One Year in and Changing the Game Already From consumer protection to regulation of firms, the financial regulatory landscape has changed markedly in some areas and is stillborn in others. Trump regulators have made a variety of decisions that has escaped broader notice. We take a tour of the …

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One 3-Week Step Forward (Jan. 22)

Update 244 — One 3-Week Step Forward: Dreamers Live to See Another Deadline, Feb. 8 Closing one of the shortest government shutdowns in memory, the Senate voted 81-18 vote to end debate on a stopgap FY 18 funding measure expiring February 8. Minority Leader Schumer extracted a concession from GOP Leader Mitch McConnell: a legislative …

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2017 Spending Wraps Up (Dec. 22)

Update 239 — 2017 Spending Wraps Up; 2018 Opens with Shutdown Looming Yesterday, the House passed a stopgap measure that would fund the government through Jan. 19 The Senate approved the bill immediately afterward.  Just weeks ago, Congress found itself in the familiar position of scrambling to avoid a government shutdown.  It will be again in less …

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Government Shutdown Avoided (Dec. 8)

Update 233 —  Government Shutdown Avoided Til the Week Before Xmas, and all thru House This morning, the President signed H.J. 123, a stopgap measure to fund the government through December 22.  The House and Senate passed the measure yesterday to prevent a government shutdown that would otherwise have occurred today. With another budgetary band-aid, …

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FY18 Budget Resolution Advances (Oct. 5)

    Update 211:  FY18 Budget Resolution Advances; Tax Policy via Reconciliation on the Horizon.  Today saw two major steps toward Congressional approval of a FY 18 budget resolution.  The House passed its 2018 budget resolution providing reconciliation instructions, paving the way for tax reform, on a 219-206 vote, 18 GOP members voting against.   …

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