The House of Representatives is considering a spurt of budget process reform bills this month. While it has been pegged by House Republican leaders to the Democratic Senate’s failure to produce a budget resolution over the last three years, it is also a useful exercise in better educating Members on the process—even if the pieces don’t all fit together at this point.
Both presidential candidates as well as Congress have begun preparing for the transition to a new administration. But the current market meltdown will shuffle their plans, said panelists at a Congress Project roundtable.
July 16, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer
In a rare show of bipartisanship, Congress agreed in October to fund the government for six more months rather than suffer the political consequences of a government shutdown. While outrage over the killing of U.S. personnel in Libya threatened to derail the agreeement, pressures to adjourn for election campaigns prevailed.
October 24, 2006 By Don WolfensbergerRoll Call Contributing Writer
A House passed bill to create a ""Bipartisan Working group on Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth" could provide an opening for a larger deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.