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Can Congress Move Quickly on Improper Payments?

In these tight budget times, federal efforts to limit improper payment are crucial. Federal agencies have reported billions of dollars’ worth of misspent funds and are taking major steps to reduce these totals. It’s good to see Congress is taking…

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Minibus Spending Measure Passes Senate

Finally, some movement on the fiscal year 2012 budget. The Senate passed a “minibus” package yesterday that included three of the twelve appropriations bills. Specifically the measure contains Transportation, Housing and Urban Development; Commerce, Justice and Science; and Agriculture.

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October: Open Season for FY 2012

The federal fiscal year for 2012 officially began on Saturday, but none of the FY’s appropriations bills have been finalized and signed.  Last week, Congress managed to pass a continuing resolution (H.R. 2017) that keeps the federal government running through…

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Breaking News: Senate Dems Unveil CR For Remainder of FY 11

Today, Senate Democrats unveiled their spending vision for the remainder of fiscal year 2011. Their proposal cuts $51 billion from the FY 2011 budget that was proposed by President Obama but never enacted.

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