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Rules Committee Print 115-66: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

Congressional Budget Office estimate of the total spending ($1.3 trillion) in the 2000+ page omnibus bill to finance defense and domestic discretionary programs for FY 2018. From the Congressional Budget Office


Commercial Real Estate Lending: Banks Potentially Face Increased Risk …

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

Examines trends in the commercial real estate lending market and warns that banks face increasing risk from their lending activities.  Compares current situation with 2007-2008 period.  From the Government Accountability Office


Health Care Funding: Federal Obligations to and Expenditures by Selected Organizations Involved in Health-Related Activities, Fiscal Years 2013-2015

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Women

Describes federal funding to four organizations—Federally Qualified Health Centers, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America—and how the four organizations spend their federal funds.  Also includes services provided and populations targeted by the groups and annual reporting requirements. From the Government Accountability Office


Bankruptcy and Student Loans

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Youth

Examines the concept of “undue hardship” as a legal term involving required payment of student loan debt. According to court interpretations the debtor must prove three things to qualify for exemption from repayment.  The report provides a comprehensive overview of the various legal issues related to whether a debtor may discharge a student loan via bankruptcy.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by


Federally Funded R&D Centers Continue Increase to $19.2 Billion in R&D Spending in FY 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

Provides information on research and development spending at the 42 federally funded centers in the U.S. including total spending, sources of funding, and expenditures at specific centers.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Understanding the Financial Report of the United States Government

Categories: Govt Finance

Explains the purpose of each Financial Report component and provides illustrations of the kinds of significant information found in the Report.  Last issued in 2009, this version updates the guide to conform to changes in federal accounting standards.  From the Government Accountability Office


Historical Tables [2019 Budget]

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics

Covers both actual historical receipts and outlays from the early 20th century to estimates out to 2023.  From the Office of Management and Budget


Appendix [2019 Budget]

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics

For detailed budget estimates by agency.


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