Category Archives: Budget

H.R.1365 – Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1365 – Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act Brief – Title VII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 341 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: The Under Secretary for Management may— “(1) designate an individual within the […]

H.R.1297 – Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1297 – Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make technical corrections to the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security submit quadrennial homeland security reviews, and for other purposes. The Secretary shall […]

H.R.1294 – Reducing DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1294 – Reducing DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act Brief – The bill aims to “…To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for congressional notification regarding major acquisition program breaches, and for other purposes.” If a breach occurs in a major acquisition program, the program manager […]

H.R.1252 – DHS Acquisition Authorities Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1252 – DHS Acquisition Authorities Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would “amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for certain acquisition authorities for the Under Secretary of Management of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.” ‘Notwithstanding section 1702(b) of title 41, […]

H.R.1249 – DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1249 – DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would “…amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require a multiyear acquisition strategy of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.” ‘Not later than one year after the date of the enactment […]

Congressional Budget Office Report on the American Healthcare Act – March 13, 2017

Congressional Budget Office Report on the American Healthcare Act –  March 13, 2017 CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimate that enacting the legislation—which would repeal or modify many provisions of the Affordable Care Act—would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the coming decade. CBO and JCT estimate that […]

H.R.998 – SCRUB Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 3, 2017 H.R.998 – SCRUB Act Brief – A new Commission is created in this bill- The bill report explains “There is established a commission, to be known as the “Retrospective Regulatory Review Commission”, that shall review rules and sets of rules in accordance with specified criteria to determine if […]

H.R.347 – DHS Acquisition Documentation Integrity Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 3, 2017, 2017 H.R.347 – DHS Acquisition Documentation Integrity Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for requirements relating to documentation for major acquisition programs. The term ‘major acquisition program’ means a Department acquisition program that is estimated by the […]

Budget Outlook over ten years from CBO

In 2016, the federal budget deficit will increase, in relation to the size of the economy, for the first time since 2009, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s estimates. If current laws generally remained unchanged, the deficit would grow over the next 10 years, and by 2026 it would be considerably larger than its average […]