The 21st Century Cures Act: Another form of appropriation and another congressional win-win

November 16, 2017
Spending decisions long have been tricky. Joseph Keppler, “The opening of the congressional session,” Puck , 1887. Source: By Tony McCann Congress is increasingly caught between two powerful desires. Read More

How Omnibus Spending Bills Erode Legislator Accountability

June 7, 2017
Source: By Tony McCann Overview Staff plays an essential role in the appropriations process as in all legislation. The legislative process, however, requires members to cast a recorded… Read More