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H.R. 1628 American Health Care Act of 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1628aspassed.pdf

Widely anticipated analysis of the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives in May 2017.  Finds the bill if enacted into law would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion and cause 23 million people to lose health insurance coverage by 2026.  Also finds that by 2026 51 million people under age 65 would be without health insurance compared to 28 million under current law.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Budget of the U. S. Government: A New Foundation for American Greatness: Fiscal Year 2018

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/budget.pdf

Basic budget document of the Trump administration with summary tables.  Proposes steep cuts to Medicaid and other social services programs.  From the White House and the Office of Management and Budget

 

Final Sequestration Report for Fiscal Year 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52704-sequestration.pdf

Annual report on whether appropriations enacted for the current fiscal year have exceeded the statutory caps on discretionary spending.  No sequestration is required for FY2017.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Costs of Building a 355-Ship Navy

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52632-355shipnavy.pdf

Estimates that the cost for building a 355 ship Navy as requested by the force in December would be $26.6 billion over the next 30 years, more than 60% above the average amount appropriated by Congress over the past 30 years.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development Fiscal Years 2015-17

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/fedfunds/2015/

Offers data on federal funds devoted to research and development purposes by agency, outlays, field of research, and performers. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Congressional Statistics 2016 [Social Security]

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/factsheets/cong_stats/2016/index.html

Provides information on Social Security and the Supplemental Security Income program for each state including number of beneficiaries by type, and total monthly benefits. From the Social Security Administration

 

Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections: 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.census.gov/govs/statetax/

Provides a summary of taxes collected by states for five broad tax categories and 25 subcategories.  Does not include taxes by localities.  From the Census Bureau

 

The Trump Administration’s March 2017 Defense Budget Proposals: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44806.pdf

Responds to seven questions including whether the defense spending proposals would comply with current Budget Control Act limits on defense spending.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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