Spending and Debt

Over the last ten years, federal government spending and debt has been at a higher level than it’s ever been in American history. Excessive federal spending leads to increased taxes on families and businesses that have less to save, invest, and spend as a result. This makes it harder for families to save for and buy a house and harder for businesses to invest in the real estate market.

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Reining in Out-of-Control Government Spending and Debt

Background: Over the last ten years, federal government spending has been at a higher level than it’s ever been in American history. In fiscal year…

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Trump’s Budget Deal With Democrats Will Only Worsen Our Fiscal Situation

By Justin Bogie, senior policy analyst in fiscal affairs at The Heritage Foundation. Late Wednesday night, the Senate released the text of legislation that would provide disaster relief…

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Conservatives Should Take Full Advantage of the Debt Ceiling

By Sutton Truluck, Research Assistant at Heritage Action for America. On Sunday, the Trump administration formally requested Congress pair an 18-month suspension of our nation’s…

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America Is Heading Straight Into Its Most Avoidable Crisis Ever

By Justin Bogie, senior policy analyst in fiscal affairs at The Heritage Foundation, and Chase Flowers, member of The Heritage Foundation's Young Leaders Program. In the…

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Food Stamp Reform is Necessary for the Budget and Compassionate for the Poor

By Danielle DiQuattro Back in 1996, Congress passed a law adding work requirements to the federal government’s largest cash-welfare program. Although this was a step in the…

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Conservatives Must Demand Spending Controls in Exchange for Raising Debt Ceiling

By Patrick Tyrrell, Research Coordinator in The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Free Markets and Regulatory Reform & Anthony B. Kim, Deputy Chief of Staff and Editor of the…

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Conservatives Should Oppose Irresponsible Debt Ceiling Hike

Washington — According to reports, congressional leaders are planning to raise the nation’s debt ceiling without attaching additional reforms to address the structural nature of America’s…

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9 Key Takeaways From the House Budget Proposal

By Justin Bogie, Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst in Fiscal Affairs After months of delays, the House Budget Committee has released its fiscal year 2018 budget resolution. The…

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CBO Analysis of Trump Budget Shows Need for Entitlement Reform, Pro-Growth Tax Policies

By Justin Bogie, Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst in Fiscal Affairs The Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of President Donald Trump’s budget request last…

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How Adding Work Requirements to Welfare Can Benefit Recipients

By Jarrett Stepman, Editor for The Daily Signal Welfare reform is becoming an issue again and the left isn’t happy about it. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, recently proposed…

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It’s Time to Rethink Flood Insurance

Flood insurance fights are brewing in the House of Representatives. Late this September, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) comes up for reauthorization, giving Congress…

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Heritage Action Supports Rep. Garret Graves’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Reform Act Of 2017

This week, Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 2996). This legislation would help reduce poverty and government…

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Video: What Happened When These Counties Added Work Requirements

Food stamp participation fell by 85% after this simple reform was put in place in 13 Alabama counties. https://www.facebook.com/TheDailySignalNews/videos/863781147121172/…

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Congress Should Reduce Federal Farm Aid

By Daren Bakst, Heritage Foundation Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy Imagine an industry coming to Congress asking to have taxpayers provide them financial support whenever they…

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How America Can Get Its Fiscal House in Order

By Romina Boccia, Deputy Director of the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation The United States is on a dangerous spending path.…

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Video: Why Washington Hates Trump’s Budget

The Trump Administration released its budget proposal this week. Watch the video below to learn more about Trump's plan to cut spending and unleash economic…

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9 Key Takeaways From Trump’s First Budget

By Justin Bogie, Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst in Fiscal Affairs & Salim Furth, Heritage Foundation Research Fellow in Macroeconomics & Adam Michel, Heritage Foundation Policy…

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Trump Budget Puts Taxpayers First

Washington — This morning, the Trump Administration unveiled its FY 2018 budget proposal called “A New Foundation for American Greatness.” The budget includes $3.6 trillion…

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Here’s What’s in Trump’s ‘Taxpayers First’ Federal Budget

By Fred Lucas, White House Correspondent for The Daily Signal The Trump administration will respect taxpayers, balance the budget, return the country to 3 percent economic…

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Who Wins and Who Loses Under These 8 Big Government Policies

By Patrick Tyrrell, research coordinator in The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis It’s clear that many big government policies are creating winners and losers…

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Heritage Action Supports Rep. Gary Palmer And Sen. Mike Lee’s Agency Accountability Act

Earlier this year, Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Agency Accountability Act of 2017 (H.R. 850 & S. 299). This legislation would…

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Congress Has Ceded Too Much Authority to Agencies. This Bill Would Restore a Healthy Balance.

By Justin Bogie, Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst in Fiscal Affairs Congress’ power of the purse is one of its bedrock responsibilities listed in Article 1…

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Key Vote: “No” On FY17 Omnibus Spending Bill (H.R. 244)

This week, the House and Senate will consider the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (H.R. 244), a 1,665-page omnibus spending package that would fund the…

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Massive Spending Bill Fails to Meet Conservative Priorities

By Justin Bogie, Heritage Foundation senior policy analyst in fiscal affairs & Rachel Greszler, Heritage Foundation senior policy analyst in economics and entitlements Early Monday morning, congressional negotiators released…

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Out-of-control Government Spending Harms Taxpayers

By Diane Katz, Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy at the Heritage Foundation President Trump’s proposed cuts in discretionary spending have prompted a frenzy of dire…

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Trump’s Big League Conservative Budget Request

Washington — This morning, President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled the outlines of an America First Budget. The administration’s budget request calls for roughly a 10…

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Grave Digging in Iceland, Tofu in Convenience Stores: Your Tax Dollars at Work

By Rachel del Guidice The national debt is expected to hit $20 trillion early next year. Sen. James Lankford has a few ideas to start…

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Return of Earmarks Would Boost the Ruling Class

By Mike Needham, CEO of Heritage Action for America Banning congressional earmarks was one of the signature accomplishments of House Republicans over the last several…

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Obama’s 6 Biggest Domestic Policy Blunders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MwheHhoPpA After almost eight years in power, it’s a good time to ask: What has the Obama administration wrought? Watch this video by the Daily…

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The Government Just Spent $168 Billion More Than the Year Before

By Romina Boccia, Research Fellow on federal spending and debt at the Heritage Foundation New numbers on federal spending are in from the Congressional Budget Office,…

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President Obama’s latest budget: A bad deal for real estate professionals

This month, President Obama released the 8th and final budget of his presidency. Unfortunately for realtors, his budget includes a number of proposals that if…

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