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ISR Launches Guide for a Strong America

February 26th, 2018 by

The Institute for Spending Reform launched a timely new project, Guide for a Strong America, gathering and recording all known options for Pentagon spending reform. Totaling over 80 reforms, the guide strives to create conversations about Pentagon spending as the first ever Pentagon audit approaches. President and Founder of the Institute for Spending Reform, Jonathan Bydlak, […]

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Trump releases new Budget

February 13th, 2018 by

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 […]

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Congress Approves New Budget Deal

February 12th, 2018 by

Late last week, as government funding was quickly expiring, the House and Senate passed a budget deal boosting spending by hundreds of billions of dollars. The legislation, which was signed by President Trump, raised the cap on defense discretionary spending by $80 billion for fiscal year 2018 and $85 billion in 2019. Including additional funds for overseas […]

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