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CQ Budget

By CQ Roll Call

CQ's budget tracker David Lerman, and his colleagues, follow and explain how lawmakers in Congress spend the nation's money.

  1. 1.
    Democrats' Spending Bill Strategy06/10/2019
    8:49
  2. 2.
    Ex CBO director knocks GOP on Obamacare and Congress for rising deficits06/03/2019
    14:21
  3. 3.
    House to consider disaster aid again after GOP Rep. Roy deals setback05/28/2019
    10:14
  4. 4.
    Taliban money and fighter jets at issue in Pentagon's $690 billion bill05/20/2019
    15:40
  5. 5.
    Stalemate over disaster aid frustrates states05/13/2019
    13:06
  6. 6.
    Why Trump, Chuck and Nancy face huge hurdles in infrastructure spending plan05/06/2019
    15:25
  7. 7.
    Appropriations Season Begins and the Future of Social Security04/29/2019
    17:39
  8. 8.
    Progressives Power Play:Pentagon-Level Spending for Nondefense Programs04/15/2019
    12:38
  1. 9.
    Sen. Grassley Sees Chance to Pass Infrastructure, Drug Price Legislation04/08/2019
    14:01
  2. 10.
    Divided Democrats May Forgo a Budget Resolution04/01/2019
    12:47
  3. 11.
    The Crime Victims Fund Is Not Just for Victims03/25/2019
    11:25
  4. 12.
    How Congress Might Rewrite Trump's Budget03/18/2019
    13:48
  5. 13.
    Spending Deal at Mercy of Trump Budget, Debt Limit and Border Money03/04/2019
    15:39
  6. 14.
    Breaking a Trust to Build the Wall02/25/2019
    14:57
  7. 15.
    Trump Ignites New Budget Fights by Targeting Pentagon Programs02/19/2019
    10:23
  8. 16.
    Down to the Wire Amid Setback in Government Funding Talks02/11/2019
    11:13
  9. 17.
    Congress' Border Wall Funding Emergency02/04/2019
    17:18
  10. 18.
    Congress Looks to Avert Another Shutdown01/28/2019
    15:28
  11. 19.
    Shutdown Could Cost Federal Workers Second Paycheck01/22/2019
    10:42
  12. 20.
    Assessing the Bleak Options for Ending the Shutdown01/14/2019
    13:18
  13. 21.
    How Shutdown Will Sting Across the Board01/07/2019
    16:04
  14. 22.
    Hell Week Amid Shutdown Fears12/17/2018
    12:07
  15. 23.
    Trump's Christmas Wish List: Billions for Wildfire Suppression, Unaccompanied Children12/10/2018
    13:38
  16. 24.
    Spending Talks About to Hit a Wall, New Tax Plan in Doubt12/03/2018
    15:21
  17. 25.
    Tax Cuts to Be Revisited, Vows Sen. Van Hollen11/28/2018
    32:56
  18. 26.
    Mueller Probe, Wall Funding Could Trip Up Spending Plan11/28/2018
    12:04
  19. 27.
    Surprise Roadblock Could Sideline Budget Overhaul Panel11/19/2018
    8:44
  20. 28.
    Democrat to Reshape Priorities on Spending Panel11/12/2018
    11:40
  21. 29.
    Committee Charged With Overhauling Budget Process Nears Deadline11/05/2018
    15:00
  22. 30.
    How Trump's Imagined Tax Cut Could Work10/29/2018
    13:17
  23. 31.
    Despite the Rhetoric, Congress is Unlikely to Tackle Deficit, Entitlements10/22/2018
    14:54
  24. 32.
    Behind the Interest Rate Increases10/15/2018
    12:56
  25. 33.
    Key House Appropriators Face Tough Midterm Elections10/09/2018
    9:14
  26. 34.
    Border Wall Funding Battle Could Dominate Lame Duck10/01/2018
    12:44
  27. 35.
    Fiscal Year Ends With Unclear Path for Government Funding09/24/2018
    9:57
  28. 36.
    Spending Splurge09/17/2018
    12:36
  29. 37.
    Spending Milestone Within Reach09/10/2018
    5:14
  30. 38.
    Hurdles to Passing Spending Bills09/04/2018
    13:33
  31. 39.
    Appropriations Rush Before Midterms08/27/2018
    13:14
  32. 40.
    Senators Rebuke Trump on Education Funding08/20/2018
    10:16
  33. 41.
    Spending Bonanza Heads to Senate Floor08/13/2018
    12:26
  34. 42.
    Speeding Through Spending Bills08/06/2018
    10:00
  35. 43.
    Senate Set to Surpass House07/30/2018
    10:45
  36. 44.
    Wall Funding That Isn't Coming From Mexico07/23/2018
    8:48
  37. 45.
    New Costs for Veterans Health Slow Spending Bill Progress07/16/2018
    11:30
  38. 46.
    How the Summer Spending Stretch Is Shaping Up07/09/2018
    7:48
  39. 47.
    Ticking Debt Bomb07/02/2018
    10:44
  40. 48.
    Unexpected Spending Trips Appropriators06/25/2018
    9:18
  41. 49.
    A Flurry of Budget Activity06/18/2018
    11:44
  42. 50.
    Minibus, Rescission Package Go to Senate, But Can They Pass?06/11/2018
    9:50
  43. 51.
    Here Come the Minibuses06/04/2018
    10:33
  44. 52.
    Putting Trump's Immigration Crackdown in Context06/01/2018
    22:11
  45. 53.
    House-Senate Tussle Over Spending Bills05/29/2018
    11:57
  46. 54.
    Potential Hiccups to the Interior-Environment Spending Bill05/21/2018
    8:18
  47. 55.
    Children's Insurance Program Sparks Divisions in Rescission Package05/14/2018
    8:46
  48. 56.
    First House Spending Bills Address #MeToo, Marijuana, Gitmo and More05/07/2018
    14:24
  49. 57.
    Spending Bill Strategy04/30/2018
    10:57
  50. 58.
    GOP Farm Bill Targets Food Stamps, Heads for House Vote04/23/2018
    11:44
  51. 59.
    Pitfalls Under New Tax Law04/16/2018
    12:14
  52. 60.
    Back to the Future for the 2018 Spending Bill04/09/2018
    15:13
  53. 61.
    The GOP's About-Face on Deficits04/02/2018
    8:45
  54. 62.
    Fiscal 2019 Holds Same Old Problems03/26/2018
    11:38
  55. 63.
    Top Appropriators Seek Hometown Cash as Shutdown Threat Nears03/19/2018
    9:26
  56. 64.
    Abortion Rift Slows Spending Bill Progress03/12/2018
    9:13
  57. 65.
    The Policy Fights That Could Upend Final 2018 Spending Bill03/05/2018
    9:38
  58. 66.
    Guns, Immigration Could Trip Up Long-Awaited 2018 Spending Plan02/26/2018
    10:27
  59. 67.
    Trump Budget Could Conflict With Spending Plans02/12/2018
    6:40
  60. 68.
    Another Stopgap Coming as Congress Readies to Spend, Spend, Spend02/05/2018
    11:19
  61. 69.
    Hoping to Avoid Another Shutdown01/29/2018
    9:32
  62. 70.
    Shutdown Scramble01/22/2018
    9:46
  63. 71.
    Inching Toward a Spending Spree01/16/2018
    11:29
  64. 72.
    Congress' Spending Quagmire01/08/2018
    11:00
  65. 73.
    The Long and Winding Road to A Spending Deal12/18/2017
    11:21
  66. 74.
    Defense, Domestic Budget Increases Crucial for Long-Term Spending Deal12/11/2017
    13:17
  67. 75.
    GOP's Band-Aid Deal to Avert a Shutdown12/04/2017
    8:00
  68. 76.
    A Two-Year Budget Deal in the Making11/20/2017
    11:27
  69. 77.
    How the Tax Cuts Could Stymie Economic Growth11/13/2017
    12:54
  70. 78.
    The GOP Tax Plan Unpacked11/06/2017
    18:02
  71. 79.
    GOP Tax Plan: 'Square Peg Into Round Hole'10/30/2017
    13:21
  72. 80.
    Don't Pop the Champagne Just Yet on Tax Overhaul10/23/2017
    11:46
  73. 81.
    Trump Kneecapping Obamacare Adds to Year-End Spending Hurdles10/16/2017
    8:07
  74. 82.
    Dueling Budget Plans Amid Increasing Hurricane Aid10/10/2017
    12:13
  75. 83.
    The Path Ahead for the Budget Resolutions10/02/2017
    11:19
  76. 84.
    Why Any Tax Cuts Could Be Temporary09/25/2017
    10:18
  77. 85.
    Next Battlefront:Lifting the Spending Caps09/18/2017
    11:37
  78. 86.
    GOP Clashes Could Complicate Tax Deal09/11/2017
    14:12
  79. 87.
    Fiscal Deadlines Loom for Congress09/05/2017
    10:37
  80. 88.
    Tax Overhaul Path Unclear Amid Budget Chair's Expected Departure08/14/2017
    15:25
  81. 89.
    Congress' Perfect Fall Storm08/07/2017
    10:23
  82. 90.
    Why the Just Passed Minibus Is Going Nowhere07/31/2017
    9:21
  83. 91.
    Much to Do About a Budget With No Clear Outcome07/24/2017
    12:06
  84. 92.
    No Budget, No Problem07/17/2017
    10:41
  85. 93.
    The Many Hurdles to a Budget Plan07/10/2017
    10:01
  86. 94.
    House Republicans Ignore Trump on Budget06/26/2017
    9:39
  87. 95.
    The Budget Disconnect Within the Trump Administration06/19/2017
    12:06
  88. 96.
    The Big Chill for Trump Budget06/12/2017
    11:37
  89. 97.
    Lawmakers Could Seek Another Funding Shortcut06/05/2017
    11:44
  90. 98.
    Fuzzy Math in Trump Budget Obscures Size of Medicaid Cuts05/30/2017
    11:34
  91. 99.
    New Jersey’s Favored Son in Hot Water05/22/2017
    11:16
  92. 100.
    All the Cuts in Trump’s First Full Budget05/15/2017
    11:36
  93. 101.
    The Fiscal 2018 Budget: It’ll Be a Slog05/08/2017
    7:20
  94. 102.
    The Trump Effect on Budgets, Big Bird and Rockets05/01/2017
    11:41
  95. 103.
    Here's Why Congress Is Facing an Unprecedented Budget Puzzle04/24/2017
    10:18
  96. 104.
    Federal Workforce Reductions Could Hurt Veterans04/17/2017
    9:11
  97. 105.
    Countdown to Shutdown?04/10/2017
    7:43
  98. 106.
    Military Brass Balks at Another Stopgap Funding Measure04/03/2017
    10:34
  99. 107.
    Trump Team Tight-Lipped on President’s Budget As Appropriations Begin03/27/2017
    7:31
  100. 108.
    Why Trump’s Budget Could Spark Political Paralysis03/20/2017
    10:18
  101. 109.
    The Week’s Big Budget Decisions03/13/2017
    7:12
  102. 110.
    The Art of Trump's Budget Deal03/06/2017
    9:20
  103. 111.
    Spending Boost Possible For Veterans As Other Programs Face Cuts Under Trump’s First Budget Request02/27/2017
    11:11
  104. 112.
    Why Trump’s New Budget Director Should Prepare for a Fight02/21/2017
    7:00
  105. 113.
    How Obamacare Could Lead Republicans to a Fiscal Train Wreck02/13/2017
    12:19
  106. 114.
    Earmark Debate Returns for House Republicans02/06/2017
    8:18
  107. 115.
    How Trump’s Wall May Become a Money Pit for U.S. Taxpayers01/30/2017
    9:28
  108. 116.
    Trump and Congress May Look to Cut Safety Net to Balance Budget01/23/2017
    9:14
  109. 117.
    Going Broke Working for Congress07/01/2016
    10:28

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