Budget

Viewpoint: Wind Down Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac’s Government Conservatorship

The two government-sponsored enterprises represent a giant moral hazard to taxpayers.

Pentagon Starts Bailing Out Companies That Have Lost Business Due to Coronavirus

The Defense Department is sending millions of dollars to keep companies afloat, and more deals are expected.

The Pentagon Can’t Afford All of the Weapons It Wants, New Report Says

Based on projected funding levels, the military will be forced to choose winners and losers among its priority projects.

Legislation Seeks to Increase Transparency and Strengthen Congress’ Role in Federal Spending

Both parties have “encroached on the power of the purse,” said one senator, but “this has been acutely true under this administration.”

How Agencies Can Protect Fee-Funded Programs During the COVID-19 Crisis

Sudden reductions in customer demand is a current risk to many agencies at all levels of government.

U.S. Defense Firms Hiring Thousands Amid Record Unemployment  

Pentagon spending on missiles, satellites, and nuclear weapons fuels a production boom, as firms fight off commercial aerospace downturn.

Global Defense Spending Decline Expected As Nations Deal with Coronavirus 

Experts see domestic projects taking priority over national security in the coming years.

Military Leaders Ask to Delay Budget Planning To Focus on Coronavirus, Let Staff Stay Home

But the Defense Department's No. 2 told Army, Navy, and Air Force budget planners to figure a different solution.

Elections Agency Commissioner: ‘The Biggest Story at the FEC Is What’s Not Happening’

Agency received a funding increase in Trump’s 2021 budget request, but that won’t matter unless commission regains a quorum.

Trump’s Budget Seeks to Increase Funding for the Internal Revenue Service

Staff would grow by a net 1,700 positions from 2020 levels, if $400 million in “cap adjustments” to exceed spending levels in the 2019 budget agreement is included.

11 Major Agency Reforms in Trump's 2021 Budget

Some programs would be eliminated or reorganized, others would grow.

White House Budget Gives Election Agency More Funding, But Expert Says It's Not Enough

"A budget should be doubling down on funding [election-related] institutions," the observer argued. 

U.S. Defense R&D Funding Falls As China’s Keeps Growing

2021 budget request would see Pentagon funding shrink from $64.5 billion to $59 billion.