Author Archives: Jake Grant

A Healthcare Bill Republicans and Democrats Can Get Behind

If I told you Republican Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and John McCain (R-AZ), came together with Democratic Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT)—among others—to sponsor a bill, would you believe it? The Creating and Restoring Equal Access to … Continue reading

CRS signs Debt and Spending Coalition Letter

Today, the Coalition to Reduce Spending was proud to join a diverse group of organizations urging Congress to take action on advancing longstanding balanced budget amendments proposals. Our nation is facing a fiscal crisis. With $20 trillion in gross federal debt and $200 … Continue reading

White House Will Continue Cost-Sharing Payments

This post originally appeared on the Institute to Reduce Spending. It was rumored that the Trump Administration would end the cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurers after Congress failed to pass legislation repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Now, a White … Continue reading

Budget Woes in the States Should be a Warning to Washington

This post originally appeared on the Institute to Reduce Spending. The end of fiscal year 2017 is quickly approaching for the federal government. At the end of September, Congress is required to pass all 12 appropriations bills — something that they have historically failed … Continue reading

Audit the Pentagon Act Seeks to Force Responsibility

When George H. W. Bush was the 41st President of the United States, Congress passed legislation that required annual audits of all federal agencies. To date, the Pentagon is the only agency not to have completed one. Late last month, … Continue reading