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FY 2010 Spending Tracker

Congress is well into the process of passing the twelve spending bills that dictate federal government spending for the 2010 fiscal year, which begins October 1, 2009. We’ve produced a table to track the House and Senate bills, their costs, and votes on them, as well as votes on final passage of the compromise bill [...]

Appropriations Update

Over the weekend we reported on the annual spending process getting into full swing. Well, it’s keepin’ on swingin’! As I write the House is debating H.R. 2892, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010. That bill spends about $450 per U.S. family on running the DHS. The House has already passed H.R. 2847, [...]

FY 2010 Spending Under Way

The nitty-gritty of the fiscal year 2010 spending process is getting under way. By the beginning of the new fiscal year October 1st, Congress is supposed to pass twelve appropriations bills, spending the money in the U.S. treasury on all the operations of the government for the year. Last week, the House passed the H.R. [...]

Cost Estimate for Commerce, Justice, Science Approprations Bill

The Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill (H.R. 2847) has a cost estimate – and it’s heading for the House floor today, or at least this week. The bill would spend about $685 per U.S. family on operations of the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, and various science-related agencies.