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H.R. 1628: Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/52939-hr1628amendment.pdf

Estimates that passage of this proposed act would decrease the federal deficit by $473 billion over the 2017-2026 period, increase the number of people without health insurance by 17 million in 2018, and, due to the loss of Medicaid expansion and federal subsidies, increase the number of people without health insurance to 32 million by 2026.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Navy Shipbuilding: Policy Changes Needed to Improve the Post-Delivery Process and Ship Quality

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/685799.pdf

Examines the post-delivery period after ships have been built and delivered to the military customer.  Assesses the quality and completeness of the ships after their delivery to the Navy and whether ship  quality is reported to Congress.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

An Analysis of the President’s 2018 Budget

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52846-apb.pdf

Budget deficits from 2018 through 2027 would total nearly one-third less than those in previous baseline projections, ranging between 2.6% and 3.3% of GDP.   Also discusses how the president’s proposed budget would affect the U.S. economy and the differences between the administration’s and CBO’s estimates.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Institute of Museum and Library Services Funding Report by State FY 2011 – 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Libraries/Museums

https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/publications/documents/imlsfundingreportallstates.pdf

The first report to combine museum and library program funding by state.  Includes lists of recipient institutions, amounts of grants, and provides descriptions of activities funded.  From the Institute of Museum and Library Services

 

Federal Science and Engineering Obligations to Universities and Colleges Declined 2% in FY2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17318/nsf17318.pdf

Federal funding for science/engineering at U.S. colleges and universities amounted to $30.5 billion in FY2015.  Various tables cover the leading university recipients, the leading federal agency funders, and the leading minority-serving universities.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Federal Debt and the Statutory Limit, June 2017

Categories: Govt Finance

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52837-debtlimit.pdf

Predicts that extraordinary measures for borrowing against the debt limit will be exhausted by October 2017.  Describes the current situation, the nature of the debt limit problem, and what measures might still be available.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2017 to 2027

Categories: Business/Economics,Elderly,Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52801-june2017outlook.pdf

Predicts modest U.S. economic growth of 1.9 to 2% through 2027 with rising budget deficits due to retirement and health care programs for older people.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52840-tarp.pdf

Latest report on the program that provided federal funds to prevent the U.S. financial system from collapse in 2008.  Estimates that the costs amount to $33 billion.  While transactions with some financial institutions resulted in a net gain for the government,  assistance to AIG, automobile companies and mortgage closure avoidance accounted for the large costs.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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