Speeding Through Spending Bills

CQ Budget, Episode 72

Files are carried out of the House of Representatives in preparation for Memorial Day recess Thursday, May 24, 2018. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The Senate is racing through spending bills at a breakneck speed with strong bipartisan support, in contrast to its record of recent years. CQ’s Ryan McCrimmon explains how the Senate was able to pick up its pace on appropriations, and why progress could still come to a standstill in September. 


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