Dec 6, 2015
Government shutdown ahead! On December 11th, the government is scheduled to run out of money. In this episode, hear the story of how we ended up on the brink of a shutdown (again) and what you can expect in the next few weeks (hint: A huge must-sign bill that includes lots of corporate favors).
We also take a look at the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, signed into law in November, which raised the debt ceiling and set the overall budget amount for the giant government funding bill to come.
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Article: Congress avoids government shutdown by Ted Barrett and Deirdre Walsh, CNN, September 30, 2015.
Article: Budget Pact Raids Victims Fund by Devlin Barrett, The Wall Street Journal, November 1, 2016.
Article: Federal budget clears crop insurance hurdle by Wes Wolfe, The Free Press, November 3, 2015.
Article: Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 changes audit rules for private equity and hedge funds by Karl Fryzel and Michael Conroy, Lock Lord LLP, November 3, 2015.
Article: Budget Deal Gives Debt Collectors Authority to 'Robocall' Cellphones by John Schoen, CNBC, November 5, 2015.
Article: Budget deal raises stakes for false claims, civil monetary penalties by Lisa Schencker, Modern Healthcare, November 9, 2015.
Article: Social Security, Medicare changes are coming with new budget law by Robert Powell, USA Today, November 28, 2015.
Article: Pelosi spurns Ryan's opening bid, mulls counteroffer by Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan, Politico, December 2, 2015.
Report: Estimate of the Budgetary Effects of H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, Congressional Budget Office, October 28, 2015.
Report: How the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 Changes Social Security Claiming Strategies Social Security Solutions, November 5, 2015.
Report: What's in Store for Medicare's Part B Premiums and Deductible in 2016, and Why? by Juliette Cubanski and Tricia Neuman, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, November 11, 2015.
Newsletter: Congress Takes Step Toward Site-Neutral Medicare Payments in Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, McDermott, Will & Emery, October 29, 2105.
Webpage: Budget Functions
Webpage: American Crossroads/Crossroads GPS by Zachary Paiker, FactCheck,org, February 7, 2014.
Webpage: Priorties USA/Priorties USA Action by Rachel Finkel, FactCheck.org, March 3, 2014.
Webpage: Telecom Services & Equipment: Long-Term Contribution Trends, Opensecrets.org
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