First Biden Budget Request

Technology programs would see significant increases in funding under the Biden Administration’s first budget plan. As has become customary, the Biden Administration has released a summary of its first budget request instead of a full budget. The $1.5 trillion dollar plan would radically remake the federal government by providing more to the domestic side of … Continue reading First Biden Budget Request

First Biden Budget Request

Technology programs would see significant increases in funding under the Biden Administration’s first budget plan. As has become customary, the Biden Administration has released a summary of its first budget request instead of a full budget. The $1.5 trillion dollar plan would radically remake the federal government by providing more to the domestic side of … Continue reading First Biden Budget Request

“I’m Shocked, Shocked To Find That Gambling Is Going On In Here”

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has updated its January “The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2019 to 2029,” and to what should be no great surprise, the U.S.’s projected fiscal condition is, well, not good. To anyone monitoring the CBO’s economic and budget updates, this is really not news. Nor is the insistence of some that … Continue reading “I’m Shocked, Shocked To Find That Gambling Is Going On In Here”

What’s PAYGO; And, First Cracks In Budget Deal Kumbaya

For those afflicted individuals like me who actually read legislation, one may have stumbled upon some intriguing language in the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019” (P.L. 116-37): Effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the balances on the PAYGO scorecards established pursuant to paragraphs (4) and (5) of section 4(d) of the … Continue reading What’s PAYGO; And, First Cracks In Budget Deal Kumbaya

BCA Spending Caps and FY 2020 and 2021

With the Congress and the President having finally agreed on funding for FY 2019, many policymakers in the legislative and executive branches have turned their thoughts to the caps on discretionary spending for the next two fiscal years, especially now that the President’s budget was submitted today. First, it must be noted that these will … Continue reading BCA Spending Caps and FY 2020 and 2021