continuing resolution

CD136: Building WWIII


The deadline to fund the government has passed and only one section of the government was funded in full for 2017: Military Construction and the Veteran’s Administration. In this episode, analyze the wisdom of the the military construction projects that are soon to begin and learn about the rest of the law that extended current funding for eleven out of twelve sections of our government until December 9th.

Also in this episode, Jen admits a big mistake, an outline of the “9/11 victims bill”, some suggestions to help you research your Election Day ballot, and the longest Thank You segment in Congressional Dish history.

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CD078: ISIS ISIL Bogeymen


In this bonus episode, details and analysis of the authorization to create a new military in Syria which is speeding towards becoming law.
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CD049: Crisis… Postponed


The shutdown is over & the debt ceiling postponed; we take a close look at the new law that finally ended the unnecessary crisis. Read More

CD047: Talking Pointing


In the hours before the government shutdown, the crisis could have been averted. We take a look at the hours before the deadline and see what Congress has done since they slammed the government’s doors shut. Read More

CD046: Shutdown Assured


In this bonus episode, we take a detailed look at the House GOP’s latest version of the short-term government funding bill which would delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and therefore guarantee that the government will shut down. Read More

CD045: Stop the Shutdown


The Senate edited the House’s version of the short-term government funding bill, stripping out the language that would not-really defund Obamacare. Full details on the Senate’s version, including some surprising good news, and a quick recap of the tiny bit of work the House accomplished this week. Read More

CD044: Pretend to Defund ObamaCare


This week the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill that allegedly “defunds ObamaCare” but… not really. They also tried to cut food stamps, push nuclear power, exempt mining from environmental regulations, and more… Read More

Public Law 113-6: Monsanto Protection Act

The nicknamed “Monsanto Protection Act” was part of the government funding bill that President Obama signed into law on March 26, 2013; it forces permits to be issued for new plants – like genetically modified plants grown by Monsanto – while the Department of Agriculture investigates whether the plant is harmful and should be regulated. Read More

CD021: Trailblazer vs. ThinThread


Part 3 of the continuing resolution followed by a history of Trailblazer and ThinThread, the NSA’s spying programs.

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CD019: Continuing Resolution, Part 1


Part 1 of a two part series on the continuing resolution that will fund the government until the end of September. In this episode, we examine the funding for the Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, and science related appropriations. Read More