Browsing articles by "Jonathan Wren, Author at Institute for Spending Reform"

Trump releases new Budget

Yesterday President Trump released his budget for FY 2019, set to begin in October. The new budget forgoes previous Republican budgets’ attempts to eliminate the deficit. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Chairman Mick Mulvaney said that they had to make some alterations to take into account the recently passed bipartisan spending bill, which broke […] Read More >>

House and Senate prepare to move ahead on 2018 Budget

This week, the House and Senate have been crafting their drafts of a 2018 budget resolution, but the two chambers still have a ways to go in order to reach an agreement.   The House budget seeks to cut Medicare and Medicaid by $473 billion and $1 trillion over the next decade, respectively. In addition, it […] Read More >>

McConnell reminds Members that Pentagon spending raises budget totals, too

This week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attempted to convince House Republicans that they should stand behind the $1.07 trillion budget deal agreed to by former Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Obama.   The House Budget Committee is expected to release a budget proposal by the end of this week. Many in […] Read More >>