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News & Updates:
Senate Republicans move to reduce legal immigration; Majority Leader McConnell refuses to take up net neutrality bill; Left-moderate Democratic divide delays budget vote; Consumer Prices up in March.
Senior Trump adviser pushes to bring in more immigration hardliners; Nielsen departure could hurt the Trump administration’s efforts on cybersecurity; President Trump struggles to curb unauthorized immigration; Government spending fight clouds growth outlook.
Senate introduces legislation to overhaul retirement; Federal disaster relief funds stalled by Senate; President Trump delays healthcare vote until after 2020; Congress concerned about Trump’s role in upcoming budget deadlines; Durable-goods orders fall.
GOP budget proposal diverges from President Trump’s; Trump administration proposes cuts that would require drug television advertisements to highlight costs; Department of Energy announces $3.7 billion loan guarantee for nuclear energy; Stock market data could suggest worsening global economy.
Free speech order could stifle expression, critics say; Drug company protections slowing NAFTA rewrite; U.S. home sales hit highest level in 11 months.
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/