omnibus spending plan

Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The writers of this century-old law might not recognize how it is actually followed

The Budget and Accounting Act set up the system by which presidents proposed budgets to Congress a century ago. But does the current process reflect that…

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(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana.The U.S. Capitol is seen at night after negotiators sealed a deal for COVID relief, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Washington. Top Capitol Hill negotiators sealed a deal Sunday on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package, finally delivering long-overdue help to businesses and individuals and providing money to deliver vaccines to a nation eager for them. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana.

What fell through the cracks in that 5,593-page spending bill

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, as the House and Senate return to work. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

2021 spending bill: Cyber, federal buildings are winners, IT modernization is a loser

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/fotostok_pdv)Close up of female hands counting US dollar banknotes at the table in front a laptop computer. Woman accountant with money and notebook.

Omnibus endorses 1% federal pay raise, gives feds more time to repay deferred payroll taxes

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