Tag Archives: Appropriations

Trump’s ideal budget process

I will never sign another bill like this again. –Trump Trump lamented the “ridiculous situation that took place over the last week,” saying the bill was quickly put together and lawmakers were given little time to read through it. A … Continue reading

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Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations

Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) writes: This week the House resumed consideration of the FY 2018 appropriations bills with H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018. You may recall that in July the … Continue reading

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More bad bills

Health Savings Accounts H.R. 1270, the Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015, is an attempt to weaken the Affordable Care Act. H.R. 1270 expands Health Savings Accounts (HSA) by increasing the annual contribution limit. The current family contribution limit … Continue reading

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Appropriations for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and for Defense

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) in his weekly emails gives his perspective on action in Congress. Here he discusses “H.R. 2577, “Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act” and H.R. 2685, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act.” H.R. 2577, “Transportation, Housing … Continue reading

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A Note about Government Spending

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) offers this informative note on government spending: . . . As we pass the halfway point of 2014 and approach the September 30th end of the federal fiscal year, I think it’s a good time to take … Continue reading

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Recent votes in the House

Why does Rep. Reed vote as he does? His constituents can only wonder. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) reports on his votes; Tom Reed seldom does. Consequently, even when we know how Rep. Reed voted, we seldom understand his reasoning. Tom … Continue reading

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H.R.4745–another convoluted funding bill

H.R.4745 – Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 Reported to House without amendment (05/27/2014) Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 – Title I: Department of Transportation – Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, … Continue reading

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