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Federal shutdown likely

USA - September 30 2013 On Friday, September 27, 2013, the Senate passed a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that would keep the government operating through November 15…

Senate passes CR

USA - September 27 2013 Today, by a vote of 54 to 44 the Senate passed a short-term continuing resolution (CR) which would keep the government running through November 15…

Countdown to shutdown – the basics

USA - September 24 2013 Unless Congress and the Administration can reach a deal by October 1, 2013, the federal government will technically "shutdown". This post describes…

CBO scores SGR bill

USA - September 13 2013 Today the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report estimating that it would cost $175 billion over ten years to enact the Energy and…

MedPAC 101

USA - September 12 2013 As the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is meeting today (Thursday, September 12th) and tomorrow (Friday, September 13th), Capitol…