Author Archives: Rebekah Bydlak

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 … Continue reading

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, would be one of the most impactful budgetary laws in generations. In short, the bill … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Can we ever repeal Obamacare?

Last Thursday, Senate leadership released their long-awaited version of the House-passed healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). In large part, the bill is similar to the House version, the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), with some key changes.  The … Continue reading

Senate AHCA “discussion draft” expected Thursday

It’s been a difficult road for the long-awaited Obamacare repeal. After the first, flawed version failed to gain enough support for a vote, difficult negotiations behind the scene were able to squeeze some key fiscally conservative reforms, and the House … Continue reading