Author Archives: Jonathan Wren

House and Senate prepare to move ahead on 2018 Budget

This week, the House and Senate have been crafting their drafts of a 2018 budget resolution, but the two chambers still have a ways to go in order to reach an agreement.   The House budget seeks to cut Medicare and … Continue reading

McConnell reminds Members that Pentagon spending raises budget totals, too

This week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attempted to convince House Republicans that they should stand behind the $1.07 trillion budget deal agreed to by former Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Obama.   The House Budget Committee … Continue reading

Congress set to ignore the President’s budget

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) and House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) have said they do not plan to hold hearings with Shaun Donovan, the White House’s budget director, to review the president’s fiscal 2017 budget.   … Continue reading