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Pitfalls Under New Tax Law

4/16/2018
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The new tax law has been billed by Republican proponents as spurring economic growth, but it is likely to also boost the country's debt and catch some taxpayers off guard.

Duration:00:12:14

Back to the Future for the 2018 Spending Bill

4/9/2018
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Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump are mulling going back to the 2018 omnibus and cutting programs already funded by the spending bill in a possible effort to assuage their political base, says CQ budget editor Peter Cohn. He explains the steps lawmakers would need to take to make that happen.

Duration:00:15:12

The GOP's About-Face on Deficits

4/2/2018
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Democrats say the GOP is being hypocritical to call for a balanced budget amendment after passing legislation that skyrocketed the deficit. CQ appropriations reporter Ryan McCrimmon unpacks what's behind the GOP's drive.

Duration:00:08:45

Fiscal 2019 Holds Same Old Problems

3/26/2018
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The fiscal 2018 omnibus is finally law. But, Congress is already prepping to take on the fiscal 2019 appropriations process. Despite optimism, meeting the Oct. 1 fiscal year deadline will be an uphill climb, says CQ appropriations reporter Jennifer Shutt.

Duration:00:11:38

Top Appropriators Seek Hometown Cash as Shutdown Threat Nears

3/19/2018
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CQ appropriation reporters Kellie Mejdrich and Ryan McCrimmon explain how a committee chairmanship can pay off in more ways than one and why Republicans are once again talking about another rounds of tax cuts.

Duration:00:09:26

Abortion Rift Slows Spending Bill Progress

3/12/2018
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CQ budget and appropriations reporter Jennifer Shutt explains how the latest negotiations to arrive at a fiscal 2018 catchall spending bill have been mired over funding that could reach Planned Parenthood, always a contentious issue for lawmakers. Also, Congress considers changing the start of the fiscal year.

Duration:00:09:13

The Policy Fights That Could Upend Final 2018 Spending Bill

3/5/2018
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With half of fiscal year 2018 already behind them, lawmakers are struggling with a catch-all spending bill to fund the rest of the year, but controversial issues popping up — from gun control legislation to the border wall — could cripple talks, says CQ budget and appropriations reporter Ryan McCrimmon.

Duration:00:09:37

Guns, Immigration Could Trip Up Long-Awaited 2018 Spending Plan

2/26/2018
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CQ budget and appropriations reporter Ryan McCrimmon previews what lawmakers are likely to include in a catch-all fiscal 2018 spending bill and the issues that could spark controversy.

Duration:00:10:27

Trump Budget Could Conflict With Spending Plans

2/12/2018
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Roll Call senior Senate reporter Niels Lesniewski and CQ appropriations reporter Jennifer Shutt preview the Trump administration's fiscal 2019 budget request, which is being released just days after Congress passed a $153 billion increase to next year's discretionary spending cap.

Duration:00:06:40

Another Stopgap Coming as Congress Readies to Spend, Spend, Spend

2/5/2018
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Negotiations to keep the government funded beyond Feb. 8 are underway, as lawmakers prepare to add even more to the nation's credit card, say CQ's senior budget reporter Paul M. Krawzak and appropriations reporter Jennifer Shutt. Also, the race heats up for the next chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

Duration:00:13:30

Hoping to Avoid Another Shutdown

1/29/2018
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CQ appropriations reporter Jennifer Shutt talks about the various hurdles lawmakers will need to overcome to prevent another government shutdown.​

Duration:00:09:32

Shutdown Scramble

1/22/2018
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CQ Budget Tracker Editor David Lerman has the latest on the government shutdown and why Senate lawmakers are at an impasse.

Duration:00:09:46

Inching Toward a Spending Spree

1/16/2018
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CQ budget reporter Paul M. Krawzak explains the negotiations to lift the budget caps by as much as $250 billion over two years.

Duration:00:11:29

Congress' Spending Quagmire

1/8/2018
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The Budget Tracker Extra Podcast is now CQ Budget. New look but same great show. CQ's budget and appropriations reporter Ryan McCrimmon explains the obstacles faced by lawmakers to lifting the spending caps and agreeing to a long-term budget deal.

Duration:00:10:59

The Long and Winding Road to A Spending Deal

12/18/2017
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CQ budget and appropriations editor Peter Cohn explains why a long-running standoff over spending limits is complicating passage of a stopgap measure needed to avoid a government shutdown come Christmas.

Duration:00:11:21

Defense, Domestic Budget Increases Crucial for Long-Term Spending Deal

12/11/2017
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CQ appropriations reporters Kellie Mejdrich and Jennifer Shutt discuss the two-week spending bill that averted a government shutdown and look at how lawmakers may keep the government funded beyond Dec. 22.

Duration:00:13:16

GOP's Band-Aid Deal to Avert a Shutdown

12/4/2017
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CQ budget reporter Jennifer Shutt explains the continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 22 and a temporary funding fix for the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Duration:00:08:00

A Two-Year Budget Deal in the Making

11/20/2017
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CQ's Paul M. Krawzak spells out the progress lawmakers are making on reaching a two-year budget deal that would most likely lift the 2011 budget caps.

Duration:00:11:27

How the Tax Cuts Could Stymie Economic Growth

11/13/2017
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The Republican writers of the tax overhaul say that lowering taxes on corporations and others would spur economic growth even if the cuts produce a deficit. CQ's budget guru Paul M. Krawzak explains how the opposite could occur.

Duration:00:12:54

The GOP Tax Plan Unpacked

11/6/2017
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In a special episode of The Week Ahead and Budget Tracker Extra podcasts, CQ journalists Shawn Zeller, David Lerman and Peter Cohn take a deep dive into the new tax bill and explain what it would mean for corporations, small businesses and individuals.

Duration:00:18:02

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