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Everyone Seems To Want It So What Is The Hold-Up On The Biennial Budget?

The main function of Congress is undoubtedly the power of the purse. To exercise that power, Congress has to adhere to a set of procedures designated in the Budget Act of 1974, and to enact 12 annual stand-alone spending bills. This has not happened in two decades; 1994 was the last time the process was completed. Instead the annual budget has become a battleground between the Administration and Congress.

Who’s In Charge of Federal Spending?

Should the House Follow Its Own Rules?

Congressional Reform Gains Media Attention

Everyone Seems To Want It So What Is The Hold-Up On The Biennial Budget?

Reform Congress So It Actually Works

How’s It Playing in Peoria? The Journal Star Newspaper Has the Story

Support for Joint Committee to Reform Congress Grows

Congressional Institute Praises Introduction of Resolution to Create Joint Committee to Reform Congress

Congressional Institute Letter: It’s Time for a Joint Committee on Congressional Reform

A Joint Committee to Reform Congress Can Happen Sooner Than You Think

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