Browsing articles by "Rebekah Bydlak, Author at Coalition to Reduce Spending"

Is entitlement reform coming soon?

It’s no secret that most in Congress have been particularly bad on spending votes of late. Now with historic deficits and rising debt, Senate leadership is turning attention to an area of spending that rarely gets a vote: Mandatory spending. Speaking Tuesday to Bloomberg News about rising deficits, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said: “It’s disappointing, […] Read More >>

Is Congress moving ahead on the budget?

Note: This post originally ran at the Institute to Reduce Spending. This week, the House and Senate have been crafting their drafts of a 2018 budget resolution, but the two chambers still have a ways to go in order to reach an agreement. The House budget seeks to cut Medicare and Medicaid by $473 billion and […] Read More >>

Sen. Isakson introduces biennial budgeting bill

The news may have been overshadowed by the many political controversies currently swirling, but Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) has introduced a bill that, if enacted, could be one of the most impactful budgetary laws in generations. In short, the bill would move the US to a system of biennial budgeting, or one carried out under […] Read More >>

Institute: Trump Personnel Budget Saves Millions

This post originally appeared on the Institute to Reduce Spending. Last week, the Trump Administration released its annual report on White House Office Personnel, which includes data on the salaries of all 300+ White House employees. The projected four-year savings on the payroll is close to $20 million — which is perhaps a sign that […] Read More >>