Category Archives: Budget

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 […]

H.R.5 – Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 13, 2017 H.R.5 – Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 Brief – The bill states its purpose “To reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations, to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on […]

H.R.26 Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending January 6, 2017 H.R.26 Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2015 Brief – “Under current law, the Congress can prevent a rule from taking effect by enacting a joint resolution of disapproval. In contrast, H.R. 26 would require enactment of a joint resolution of approval prior to […]

S.Con.Res. 3 Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 9, 2016 S.Con.Res. 3 Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026. Brief – ‘Congress declares that this resolution is the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017 and […]

H.R. 71 Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 6, 2017 H.R. 71 Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act Brief – The committee report explains, “H.R. 71, the Taxpayers Right-to-Know Act, expands the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act (GPRAMA) to provide more information about cost and performance of federal programs online, such as program activities, funding amounts, performance information on […]

H.R.756 – Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 9, 2016 H.R.756 – Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2015 Brief – The bill creates a clearing house within the Department of Energy that will disseminate publicly information about programs and financing to aid in the development of various energy improvements for public schools. The clearinghouse will coordinate […]

H.Res.933 – Providing amounts for further expenses of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 2, 2016 H.Res.933 – Providing amounts for further expenses of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress. Brief – The bill would provide additional funds for the Committee on Energy and Commerce to be specifically provided for Select Investigative Panel to investigate and report on: […]

H.R.4665 – Outdoor REC Act of 2016

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 18, 2016 H.R.4665 – Outdoor REC Act of 2016 Brief – “This bill directs the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce to assess and analyze the outdoor recreation economy of the United States and the effects attributable to it on the overall U.S. economy.” –Congressional Research Service. […]