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CQ Budget

By CQ Roll Call

CQ Roll Call’s Jennifer Shutt and budget tracker David Lerman explain how lawmakers in Congress spend the nation’s money.

  1. 1.
    Democrats eager to revive earmarks11/24/2020
    19:20
  2. 2.
    COVID-19 relief and omnibus spending bill face long odds11/17/2020
    17:44
  3. 3.
    How the transition of power may affect spending11/10/2020
    17:13
  4. 4.
    How will a strong showing from Republicans this election affect the budget process?11/04/2020
    15:38
  5. 5.
    How the election may impact the spending process10/27/2020
    17:27
  6. 6.
    Pre-election deadline looms for coronavirus aid deal10/20/2020
    14:43
  7. 7.
    Republicans and Trump at odds over coronavirus relief10/13/2020
    16:21
  8. 8.
    Could we see the return of earmarks?10/06/2020
    18:23
  1. 9.
    Democrats release new COVID-19 relief bill09/29/2020
    17:41
  2. 10.
    House Democrats draft stopgap funding bill without Republican support09/22/2020
    15:31
  3. 11.
    Lawmakers navigate politics in tackling a stopgap funding measure09/15/2020
    19:56
  4. 12.
    Debt levels set to break records09/08/2020
    15:37
  5. 13.
    Trump forced through some COVID-19 relief. Now what?08/11/2020
    14:37
  6. 14.
    COVID-19 relief talks progress slowly08/04/2020
    18:02
  7. 15.
    Senate Republicans release their COVID-19 relief bill. Is it enough?07/28/2020
    16:24
  8. 16.
    COVID-19 aid negotiations ramp up07/21/2020
    16:09
  9. 17.
    What’s in the Labor-HHS-Education bill for fiscal 2021?07/14/2020
    15:17
  10. 18.
    Confederate statues, COVID-19, nuclear testing mark appropriations process07/07/2020
    18:51
  11. 19.
    COVID-19’s impact on Social Security and Medicare trust funds06/30/2020
    15:19
  12. 20.
    Breakdown in the Senate appropriations process06/23/2020
    14:34
  13. 21.
    Appropriators face busy summer following COVID-19 delays06/15/2020
    14:43
  14. 22.
    Surprising jobs report could slow next coronavirus aid package06/08/2020
    12:08
  15. 23.
    Disparity between police and fire departments over virus aid06/02/2020
    9:42
  16. 24.
    The cost of battling multiple disasters05/27/2020
    13:50
  17. 25.
    The House passed a $3 trillion aid package. Now what?05/18/2020
    11:52
  18. 26.
    House Democrats set the bar for the next coronavirus relief bill05/13/2020
    12:31
  19. 27.
    A long road ahead for the next coronavirus relief bill05/05/2020
    16:17
  20. 28.
    The US may be heading into one of the worst recessions in history04/27/2020
    12:24
  21. 29.
    Congress reaches agreement for a fourth relief bill, but is it enough?04/22/2020
    12:40
  22. 30.
    Congress struggles to find a solution for small business funding04/13/2020
    15:13
  23. 31.
    Congressional leaders lay down markers for fourth relief package04/06/2020
    13:05
  24. 32.
    What happens to the appropriations process now?04/01/2020
    10:46
  25. 33.
    Coronavirus emergency funding is just getting started03/09/2020
    11:49
  26. 34.
    Union pension funds trigger congressional rescue efforts03/02/2020
    14:20
  27. 35.
    Candidates already jockeying to lead House Appropriations Committee02/24/2020
    14:27
  28. 36.
    Military weapons funding takes hit for border wall02/18/2020
    12:44
  29. 37.
    Top takeaways from Trump's latest budget proposal02/11/2020
    18:07
  30. 38.
    Infrastructure week is back again 02/03/2020
    12:55
  31. 39.
    The most wonderful time of the year: budget forecast release week01/27/2020
    14:05
  32. 40.
    Congress faces narrow spending increase as VA health care costs balloon 01/21/2020
    14:51
  33. 41.
    Previewing the appropriations process in 202001/13/2020
    15:23
  34. 42.
    Talking Taxes 202001/06/2020
    11:25
  35. 43.
    Year-end spending deal avoids government shutdown12/17/2019
    17:04
  36. 44.
    Lawmakers appear eager to reach year-end spending deal 12/09/2019
    14:33
  37. 45.
    The outlook for a year-end tax bill12/02/2019
    16:11
  38. 46.
    Congress barreling toward agreement on stopgap funding measure, avoiding a shutdown before holiday11/18/2019
    14:13
  39. 47.
    Senate budget writers offer up a revamped budget process11/12/2019
    17:59
  40. 48.
    Congress struggles to agree on funding as November deadline looms11/04/2019
    10:18
  41. 49.
    Budget deficit nears the $1 trillion mark10/28/2019
    12:43
  42. 50.
    Bipartisan cooperation put to the test in Senate10/21/2019
    15:38
  43. 51.
    Power struggle over the House Appropriations Committee10/14/2019
    12:57
  44. 52.
    Averting a government shutdown09/23/2019
    15:22
  45. 53.
    Why partisan spending allocations spell trouble for the appropriations process09/16/2019
    14:33
  46. 54.
    Can Congress avoid a shutdown?09/09/2019
    15:32
  47. 55.
    Friction over diverted disaster aid ahead of Hurricane Dorian09/03/2019
    13:16
  48. 56.
    Tax cuts: Four flips in four days.08/26/2019
    10:59
  49. 57.
    ICYMI: The Democrats' tax package explained08/19/2019
    14:24
  50. 58.
    CQ Roll Call Analysis: Lower spending, deficits partially due to budget control law 08/12/2019
    12:26
  51. 59.
    Two tax battles await Congress in September08/05/2019
    17:35
  52. 60.
    What the two-year budget deal means for federal spending 07/29/2019
    14:58
  53. 61.
    Budget, debt limit deal nears completion, and rescuing union pensions07/22/2019
    12:50
  54. 62.
    Debt limit talks pick up pace and tax credit bonanza07/15/2019
    14:25
  55. 63.
    Why there's no Senate spending plan as deadline nears07/08/2019
    14:46
  56. 64.
    Financial Services bill loaded with hot-button issues may signal trouble ahead07/01/2019
    9:58
  57. 65.
    The Democrats' tax package explained06/24/2019
    13:53
  58. 66.
    The politics behind spending limit negotiations06/17/2019
    14:01
  59. 67.
    Democrats' Spending Bill Strategy06/10/2019
    8:49
  60. 68.
    Ex CBO director knocks GOP on Obamacare and Congress for rising deficits06/03/2019
    14:21
  61. 69.
    House to consider disaster aid again after GOP Rep. Roy deals setback05/28/2019
    10:14
  62. 70.
    Taliban money and fighter jets at issue in Pentagon's $690 billion bill05/20/2019
    15:40
  63. 71.
    Stalemate over disaster aid frustrates states05/13/2019
    13:06
  64. 72.
    Why Trump, Chuck and Nancy face huge hurdles in infrastructure spending plan05/06/2019
    15:25
  65. 73.
    Appropriations Season Begins and the Future of Social Security04/29/2019
    17:39
  66. 74.
    Progressives Power Play:Pentagon-Level Spending for Nondefense Programs04/15/2019
    12:38
  67. 75.
    Sen. Grassley Sees Chance to Pass Infrastructure, Drug Price Legislation04/08/2019
    14:01
  68. 76.
    Divided Democrats May Forgo a Budget Resolution04/01/2019
    12:47
  69. 77.
    The Crime Victims Fund Is Not Just for Victims 03/25/2019
    11:26
  70. 78.
    How Congress Might Rewrite Trump's Budget03/18/2019
    13:48
  71. 79.
    Spending Deal at Mercy of Trump Budget, Debt Limit and Border Money03/04/2019
    15:39
  72. 80.
    Breaking a Trust to Build the Wall02/25/2019
    14:57
  73. 81.
    Trump Ignites New Budget Fights by Targeting Pentagon Programs02/19/2019
    10:23
  74. 82.
    Down to the Wire Amid Setback in Government Funding Talks 02/11/2019
    11:13
  75. 83.
    Congress' Border Wall Funding Emergency02/04/2019
    17:18
  76. 84.
    Congress Looks to Avert Another Shutdown 01/28/2019
    15:28
  77. 85.
    Shutdown Could Cost Federal Workers Second Paycheck 01/22/2019
    10:42
  78. 86.
    Assessing the Bleak Options for Ending the Shutdown01/14/2019
    13:18
  79. 87.
    How Shutdown Will Sting Across the Board 01/07/2019
    16:04
  80. 88.
    Hell Week Amid Shutdown Fears 12/17/2018
    12:07
  81. 89.
    Trump's Christmas Wish List: Billions for Wildfire Suppression, Unaccompanied Children12/10/2018
    13:38
  82. 90.
    Spending Talks About to Hit a Wall, New Tax Plan in Doubt12/03/2018
    15:21
  83. 91.
    Tax Cuts to Be Revisited, Vows Sen. Van Hollen11/28/2018
    32:56
  84. 92.
    Mueller Probe, Wall Funding Could Trip Up Spending Plan 11/28/2018
    12:04
  85. 93.
    Surprise Roadblock Could Sideline Budget Overhaul Panel11/19/2018
    8:44
  86. 94.
    Democrat to Reshape Priorities on Spending Panel11/12/2018
    11:40
  87. 95.
    Committee Charged With Overhauling Budget Process Nears Deadline 11/05/2018
    15:01
  88. 96.
    How Trump's Imagined Tax Cut Could Work10/29/2018
    13:17
  89. 97.
    Despite the Rhetoric, Congress is Unlikely to Tackle Deficit, Entitlements10/22/2018
    14:54
  90. 98.
    Behind the Interest Rate Increases10/15/2018
    12:56
  91. 99.
    Key House Appropriators Face Tough Midterm Elections 10/09/2018
    9:14
  92. 100.
    Border Wall Funding Battle Could Dominate Lame Duck 10/01/2018
    12:44
  93. 101.
    Fiscal Year Ends With Unclear Path for Government Funding09/24/2018
    9:57
  94. 102.
    Spending Splurge09/17/2018
    12:36
  95. 103.
    Spending Milestone Within Reach09/10/2018
    5:14
  96. 104.
    Hurdles to Passing Spending Bills09/04/2018
    13:33
  97. 105.
    Appropriations Rush Before Midterms08/27/2018
    13:14
  98. 106.
    Senators Rebuke Trump on Education Funding08/20/2018
    10:16
  99. 107.
    Spending Bonanza Heads to Senate Floor08/13/2018
    12:26
  100. 108.
    Speeding Through Spending Bills08/06/2018
    10:00
  101. 109.
    Senate Set to Surpass House07/30/2018
    10:45
  102. 110.
    Wall Funding That Isn't Coming From Mexico07/23/2018
    8:48
  103. 111.
    New Costs for Veterans Health Slow Spending Bill Progress07/16/2018
    11:30
  104. 112.
    How the Summer Spending Stretch Is Shaping Up07/09/2018
    7:48
  105. 113.
    Ticking Debt Bomb07/02/2018
    10:44
  106. 114.
    Unexpected Spending Trips Appropriators06/25/2018
    9:18
  107. 115.
    A Flurry of Budget Activity06/18/2018
    11:44
  108. 116.
    Minibus, Rescission Package Go to Senate, But Can They Pass?06/11/2018
    9:50
  109. 117.
    Here Come the Minibuses 06/04/2018
    10:34
  110. 118.
    Putting Trump's Immigration Crackdown in Context06/01/2018
    22:11
  111. 119.
    House-Senate Tussle Over Spending Bills05/29/2018
    11:57
  112. 120.
    Potential Hiccups to the Interior-Environment Spending Bill05/21/2018
    8:18
  113. 121.
    Children's Insurance Program Sparks Divisions in Rescission Package05/14/2018
    8:46
  114. 122.
    First House Spending Bills Address #MeToo, Marijuana, Gitmo and More05/07/2018
    14:25
  115. 123.
    Spending Bill Strategy04/30/2018
    10:58
  116. 124.
    GOP Farm Bill Targets Food Stamps, Heads for House Vote 04/23/2018
    11:44
  117. 125.
    Pitfalls Under New Tax Law04/16/2018
    12:14
  118. 126.
    Back to the Future for the 2018 Spending Bill04/09/2018
    15:14
  119. 127.
    The GOP's About-Face on Deficits04/02/2018
    8:45
  120. 128.
    Fiscal 2019 Holds Same Old Problems03/26/2018
    11:38
  121. 129.
    Top Appropriators Seek Hometown Cash as Shutdown Threat Nears03/19/2018
    9:26
  122. 130.
    Abortion Rift Slows Spending Bill Progress03/12/2018
    9:13
  123. 131.
    The Policy Fights That Could Upend Final 2018 Spending Bill03/05/2018
    9:38
  124. 132.
    Guns, Immigration Could Trip Up Long-Awaited 2018 Spending Plan 02/26/2018
    10:27
  125. 133.
    Trump Budget Could Conflict With Spending Plans02/12/2018
    6:40
  126. 134.
    Another Stopgap Coming as Congress Readies to Spend, Spend, Spend02/05/2018
    11:19
  127. 135.
    Hoping to Avoid Another Shutdown01/29/2018
    9:32
  128. 136.
    Shutdown Scramble01/22/2018
    9:46
  129. 137.
    Inching Toward a Spending Spree01/16/2018
    11:29
  130. 138.
    Congress' Spending Quagmire01/08/2018
    11:00
  131. 139.
    The Long and Winding Road to A Spending Deal 12/18/2017
    11:21
  132. 140.
    Defense, Domestic Budget Increases Crucial for Long-Term Spending Deal12/11/2017
    13:17
  133. 141.
    GOP's Band-Aid Deal to Avert a Shutdown 12/04/2017
    8:00
  134. 142.
    A Two-Year Budget Deal in the Making11/20/2017
    11:27
  135. 143.
    How the Tax Cuts Could Stymie Economic Growth11/13/2017
    12:54
  136. 144.
    The GOP Tax Plan Unpacked11/06/2017
    18:02
  137. 145.
    GOP Tax Plan: 'Square Peg Into Round Hole' 10/30/2017
    13:21
  138. 146.
    Don't Pop the Champagne Just Yet on Tax Overhaul10/23/2017
    11:46
  139. 147.
    Trump Kneecapping Obamacare Adds to Year-End Spending Hurdles10/16/2017
    8:07
  140. 148.
    Dueling Budget Plans Amid Increasing Hurricane Aid10/10/2017
    12:13
  141. 149.
    The Path Ahead for the Budget Resolutions10/02/2017
    11:19
  142. 150.
    Why Any Tax Cuts Could Be Temporary09/25/2017
    10:18
  143. 151.
    Next Battlefront:Lifting the Spending Caps09/18/2017
    11:37

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