Newsletter: March 20, 2013
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
VOLUME 2 | ISSUE 46
What the Budget Resolution Is, and Isn’t
By John Haskell, Senior Fellow
As the House and Senate Budget Committees process their respective versions of the budget resolution this month, it’s useful to remind ourselves exactly what this document is about. And what it isn’t about. Here’s a quick and dirty primer:
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The continuing resolution (CR) that passed in the House on March 6 was expected to easily pass in the Senate last week (wait a minute; did I just say “easily pass in the Senate”?). Both bills would fund the government at sequester level spending through September 30. The Senate version adds three additional appropriations bills to the House version, which had two. But it has yet to pass in the upper chamber, where Senators have attempted to attach no fewer than 100 amendments to what was supposed to be a relatively clean bill, and have demanded
There was bipartisan agreement to pass the CR quickly, so that both
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