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Capitol Hill Update: October 23, 2017

The House and Senate are in session this week.

10/23/2017
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The No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Is a Mixed Bag

Sen. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Patty Murray have announced that they’ve reached a compromise on reauthorizing No Child Left Behind. When a moderate Republican and a not-so-moderate Democrat cooperate on legislation, there’s reason to be nervous, but in this case there may be a silver lining among the clouds.

04/10/2015
Democrats Introduce First Formal Budget Proposal in Four Years
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Democrats Introduce First Formal Budget Proposal in Four Years

Congressional Democrats have finally gotten around to proposing a federal budget - the first one in four years - and you can probably imagine what it includes. According to The Hill,The first budget from Senate Democrats in four years includes nearly $1 trillion in new taxes but would not balance the budget.

03/13/2013
CBO Report Confirms That Deficit Reduction Leads To Economic Growth, Helps All Families
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CBO Report Confirms That Deficit Reduction Leads To Economic Growth, Helps All Families

On February 5, the Congressional Budget Office released a report titled, "Macroeconomic Effects of Alternative Budgetary Paths". Full disclosure: even to us policy wonks, this report sounds a bit dry. Not exactly 50 Shades of Grey, if you know what I mean. But this report did contain some very interesting nuggets. Prepared at the request of the Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Patty Murray, I'm certain that it came as a bit of a surprise.

02/21/2013