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Congress’ phony crisis

There are no budgets in the Swamp. There are only continuing resolutions, or as one grassroots leader calls it, “the reality gameshow where members of congress trade unpopular policy and port projects for votes to fund the federal government for another six months …”

Wisconsin’s U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Oshkosh) wants to put an end to the game and the constant budget crisis facing the federal government.

As Justin Bogie writes in the Daily Signal, Tuesday will mark the 23rd straight time the federal government started the fiscal year with a continuing resolution in place to fund at least part of the federal budget.

Missed deadlines and general dysfunction have become the norm in the federal budget and appropriations process. That is a terrible trend for anyone concerned about mounting budget deficits and unsustainable federal debt.

Dysfunction doesn’t have to be the norm though. A bipartisan group of senators is working to ensure that Congress actively engages in the annual appropriations process and continues that work on it until it is finished.

The act would implement reforms compelling congress to make the consideration of spending bills a prorating, including withholding lawmakers pay if appropriations bills aren’t enacted on time and prohibiting congress from taking its August recess if all appropriations bills are not passed by Aug. 1.

Read more about the bill here.

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