Senate Budget Chairman Proposes a Cure for Congress’ Addiction to Continuing Resolutions
Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) has submitted reform proposals in an attempt to eliminate Congress’ frequent reliance on continuing resolutions to settle budget stalemates.
“To his earlier calls for biennial budgeting and a new fiscal commission to tackle debt (now at $19 trillion, or 104 percent of gross domestic product), Enzi has added a proposal to create a budget for agency-issued regulations, such as is done in Canada, he said at a Capitol Hill panel organized by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ‘The agencies get credit for eliminating regulations before they issue another,’ he said in summarizing his 10 reform proposals.”
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