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Surplus surges; could ease budget work

March 5, 1999 Going into a budget meeting Thursday afternoon, GOP leaders received some good news from CBO Director Dan Crippen, as he told the House Budget Committee today that federal revenues continue to increase. House and Senate leaders want to agree on an fiscal 2000 budget outline, but are struggling with how...

GOP leaders agree on broad budget outlines

February 26, 1999 House and Senate GOP leaders and Budget panel chairmen held the first in a series of bicameral meetings Thursday evening meant to put them on the glide path to finishing a budget resolution by mid-April, and emerged without any decisions, but with agreement on the broad outlines of the fiscal...

House panel to move on supplemental funding

February 23, 1999 Action on the Clinton administration's $1 billion fiscal 1999 disaster and foreign aid supplemental appropriations request will be the first order of business for the House Appropriations Committee this week-as the Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a hearing Wednesday on emergency supplemental funding for hurricane victims in Central America...

Budget reform efforts gain momentum on Hill

February 22, 1999 The fiscal 2000 congressional budget resolution may be the main topic of debate on Capitol Hill when Congress reconvenes this week, but momentum is also building behind the quieter issue of budget process reform-which could have a more far-reaching impact on the federal budget. On the House side, the co-chairmen...

Conservatives support anti-shutdown measure

February 16, 1999 Laying down the conservative marker on two important budget issues, 25 members of the Conservative Action Team last week wrote to House Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich, R-Ohio, to express their "strong support" for changing budget rules to allow tax cuts to be paid for with discretionary spending cuts-and to...

Domenici calls for more defense spending

February 8, 1999 Senate Budget Committee Chairman Pete Domenici, R-N.M., Friday called for additional spending beyond the fiscal 2000 discretionary cap of $537.2 billion to meet defense readiness and personnel needs, and for reinstating the "firewall" between defense and non-defense spending, which the 1997 balanced budget act will phase out in 2000. Domenici...

Kasich wants automatic anti-shutdown plan

February 5, 1999 House Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich, R-Ohio, today told CongressDaily he wants to include a provision for an automatic continuing resolution in the fiscal 2000 budget resolution. Following a speech to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Kasich said, "I'm going to push very hard to get that enacted in...

OMB director, GOP continue budget sparring

February 4, 1999 Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew today continued sparring with Congress over President Clinton's fiscal 2000 budget and Social Security plan. House Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich, R-Ohio, picked up where Senate Budget Committee Chairman Pete Domenici, R-N.M., left off Tuesday, pressing Lew to explain the particulars of...

OMB chief pressed for details on surplus

February 3, 1999 Senate Budget Committee members of both parties spent Tuesday pressing Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew for details about President Clinton's plan to reserve part of the projected total budget surplus to shore up Social Security, but found themselves more frustrated than enlightened. Clinton has called for setting...

House appropriations leader vows quick work on bills

February 1, 1999 Taking over at a critical point for the House's Republican majority, newly installed House Appropriations Chairman Don Young, R-Alaska, said Wednesday he intends to work both with conservative Republicans and Democrats-and the White House-to draft the 13 annual appropriations bills and pass them on time this year. Young faces a...

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