“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” Alice…in Wonderland
In my Washington Times Community Pages column, I’ve been posting an interview/primer on the budget process with Norm Ornstein, congressional scholar and political scientist at the American Enterprise Institute. If you haven’t read those, you should read them before continuing. Part 1 and Part 2. And now the last section of the interview is a […]
Yesterday I posted the first part of my interview with Norman Ornstein, a congressional scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. In that section of the interview, he laid out the process as it’s supposed to run: Congress passes a budget resolution in April or May. Every year. Concurrently each house of Congress passes 12 appropriations […]
Actually, they have more than one job, but allocating spending is a big one. To wit, Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution says, “No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of receipts and expenditures of all public money shall […]
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