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Fellows In The News
Josh Huder | July 24, 2017
The House and Senate efforts to repeal and replace versions of the Affordable Care Act have relied on an amazingly convoluted, opaque, and covert process. It was, and is, a stunning display of haste and hubris, well outside the norms of the modern legislative process. Speaker Ryan dropped the American Health Care Act (AHCA) practically
Kristin Nicholson | July 21, 2017
We’ve heard a lot about “unified control” of government this year, but we’ve seen just as often that in practice true control is nearly impossible to achieve. Below, Josh delves into one key example of the governing challenges facing Republicans: the attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Elsewhere, the annual budget process
Mark Harkins | May 30, 2017
Sequestration put into place by the Budget Control Act in 2011 (BCA) is still on the books. But Congress, with the acquiescence of the President, has found a way to make that point moot. By invoking another section of budget law, section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) and (ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of
Josh Huder | May 8, 2017
House and Senate leaders pushed through an omnibus spending package last week. The bill combines 11 appropriations bills for the final months of the FY2017 calendar. Democrats walked away with some big wins in the omnibus. They struck over 100 policy riders, resisted non-defense cuts proposed by President Trump, and managed to block funding for