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Budget & Spending Legislative Alerts
By Christine Harbin Hanson Tonight after most people in Washington had left their offices to go home for the day, the Farm Bill conference committee delivered its long-awaited report. Crafted by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, this 950-page deal reconciles the differences in the versions of the [...]
By Thomas Fletcher Under the leadership of Majority Leader Harry Reid, liberals in the Senate pulled out all the stops this past week to try to pass legislation extending recently-expired Emergency Unemployment Compensation without offsetting spending cuts. Senate Republicans held firm in refusing to vote for any extension proposal that did not include spending offsets. [...]
AFP recently signed onto the following coalition letter to Sen. Baucus on the offshore reinsurance tax component of Baucus’s tax proposals. If the offshore reinsurance tax were to be approved, it would be a huge impediment for foreign-based insurers and put them at a disadvantage compared to wholly domestic insurers. Led by the R Street [...]
Instead of keeping the promises they made to their constituents on spending control, Senators joined their House counterparts in allowing Washington to kick the can even further down the road.
$10,000 for a pole-dancing performance, $125,000 for pizza research, and $319 million for a broken health care website; these are just some of the highlights (or lowlights) from Senator Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) annual “Wastebook” released yesterday.