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New Congressional Research Service Reports on Debt Limit; Fiscal Cliff

Posted in Appropriations and Budget Issues, News from the Hill

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Dennis Cariello

There is no doubt that the current budget battles happening in Washington DC will have an impact on education issues.  The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the public policy research arm of Congress, has issued a number of reports that provide helpful insight on some of the events going on in DC:

The “Fiscal Cliff” and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations

The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases

And for those of us that need an “I’m Just a Bill“-like refresher on US Government:

Introduction to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress

Overview of the Authorization-Appropriations Process

Budget Reconciliation Legislation: Development and Consideration

Entitlements and Appropriated Entitlements in the Federal Budget Process

 And, in case you don’t remember — and didn’t watch the clip — the bill in “I’m Just a Bill” was to require school buses to stop at railroad tracks.