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Congress Should Reform NFIP

Authorization for the nation’s primary flood insurance, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), expires November 30. Unless Congress acts to...

Appropriations Watch: FY 2019

Last Updated 8/16/2018 Congress began appropriations work for FY 2019 in April. The enactment of the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act increased defense...

Budgeting for the Next Generation: Does the Budget Process Prioritize Children?

Compared to other age groups, children have higher levels of poverty, less ability to provide for themselves, and greater potential to support future...

A Plan to Save the Highway Trust Fund

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) recently introduced a discussion draft of legislation to improve the...

Newest Kids' Share Report Projects Further Decline in Spending on Children

Federal spending on children will continue its expected decline, falling to roughly 7 percent of outlays and less than 2 percent of the economy...

By 2048, Only 6% of the Budget Will Go to Children

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) recent long-term budget outlook not only forecasts rapidly rising levels of debt but also suggests...

Farm Bill Is a Missed Opportunity

For Immediate Release Today, the Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act (Farm Bill), which would extend a variety of farm subsidy and...

Did the U.S. Really Spend $7 Trillion on Middle Eastern Wars?

In a roundtable in Minnesota yesterday, President Donald Trump claimed "we have $7 trillion in the Middle East", a rephrasing of his previous claims...

Options for the Pension Committee to Consider

As we recently explained, proposals from the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Plans could include considerable costs. The Joint...