The White House said it would likely veto four individual funding bills introduced in the House without broader agreement on border security.
The author says the budget process is broken and it is putting an undue strain on federal agencies by hamstringing their day-to-day operations.
A CBO report says that increasing federal employees’ share of retirement contributions would lead to significant savings.
Agencies have spent between $19,000 and $50,000 apiece to have portraits painted for display. Congress has passed a bill to try and restrict the practice.