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A Bipartisan Consensus to Keep the Federal Gravy-Train Moving

A recent bill on the House floor suggests Congress is allergic to spending cuts. A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. House considered a single appropriations bill for programs related to Commerce, Justice and Science (H.R. 5326). An opportunity to cut some spending, right? Hardly.

The final bill cut just 3 percent from last year’s version — $1.6 billion from $52.7 billion. During the debate on the House floor, members of both parties rejected $4 billion worth of spending reductions.


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