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News & Updates:
Senate decisively vote to pass a large spending bill with a focus on domestic programs; The Treasury Department released new rules to crack down on blue states’ efforts to abuse charitable giving deductions; Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell indicated that strong economic conditions continues to support the case for gradual rate hikes; Durable goods orders fall.
EPA reveals the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule designed to replace former President Obama’s Clean Power Plan regulations with new restrictions on coal-fired power plants; Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) introduced a new amendment that would prohibit federal funding to organizations that offer abortion services such as Planned Parenthood; Wall Street observes upticks across a variety of major benchmarks as US stock continues to be traded at a high level.
Top healthcare and drug companies form a coalition to support moderate democrats in 2020 midterms; the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the widely used pesticide, chlorpyrifos; Consumer-price index rose 0.2% in July; Federal budget increases in July.
The House Homeland Security appropriations bill revealed that it would set aside $5 billion to build President Trump’s proposed border wall; Under the Trump Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency started easing some standards on how companies discard coal ash; US homebuilding fell to a nine month low.
The 2000 presidential election posed countless issues, including butterfly ballots, partially punched cards, four to six million lost votes, and outraged citizens across the political spectrum. These issues led California Institute of Technology president David Baltimore and Massachusetts Institute of Technology president Charles Vest to approach the election technology failure more scientifically. With a team of computer scientists, mechanical engineers, and political scientists, they reimagined—and reengineered—the election process. Although Baltimore and Vest pioneered advancements in the election process, the reliability of voting infrastructure today still remains questionable. As we approach the upcoming election cycle this Fall, policy and technology experts must come together to rectify a failing system.
Congressional Budget Office
Since its founding in 1974, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has produced independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process.
The agency is strictly nonpartisan and conducts objective, impartial analysis, which is evident in each of the dozens of reports and hundreds of cost estimates that its economists and policy analysts produce each year. CBO does not make policy recommendations, and each report and cost estimate discloses the agency’s assumptions and methodologies. CBO provides budgetary and economic information in a variety of ways and at various points in the legislative process. Products include baseline budget projections and economic forecasts, analysis of the President’s budget, cost estimates, analysis of federal mandates, working papers, and more.
Quick link to Products page: http://www.cbo.gov/about/our-products
Quick link to Topics: http://www.cbo.gov/topics
Office of Management and Budget
As the implementation and enforcement arm of Presidential policy government-wide, OMB carries out its mission through five critical processes that are essential to the President’s ability to plan and implement his priorities across the Executive Branch:
- Budget development and execution, a significant government-wide process managed from the Executive Office of the President and a mechanism by which a President implements decisions, policies, priorities, and actions in all areas (from economic recovery to health care to energy policy to national security);
- Management — oversight of agency performance, Federal procurement, financial management, and information/IT (including paperwork reduction, privacy, and security);
- Coordination and review of all significant Federal regulations by executive agencies, to reflect Presidential priorities and to ensure that economic and other impacts are assessed as part of regulatory decision-making, along with review and assessment of information collection requests;
- Legislative clearance and coordination (review and clearance of all agency communications with Congress, including testimony and draft bills) to ensure consistency of agency legislative views and proposals with Presidential policy; and
- Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda to agency heads and officials, the mechanisms by which the President directs specific government-wide actions by Executive Branch officials.
- Quick link to current budget: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Overview
- Quick link to historical budgets: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionGPO.action?collectionCode=BUDGET
- Quick link to “About OMB”: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/organization_mission/