SENATORS SEEK TO REFORM BUDGET PROCESS BEFORE THEY FACE ANOTHER SHUTDOWN - February 27, 2019
With another shutdown deadline on horizon, senators seek budget process reform
By Jory Heckman, Federal News Radio
With the prospect of yet another government shutdown deadline in less than a month, two members of the Senate Budget Committee — one Democrat, one Republican — agree that the current process of funding the federal government needs a serious overhaul.
Earlier this month, Congress ended an hours-long shutdown by passing the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which raises spending caps $300 billion higher than current levels for the next two years. However, lawmakers still must pass an appropriations measure before midnight on March 23.