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NEW REPORT: The Right Way to Stop Government Shutdowns and Budgeting by Crisis

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NEW REPORT: The Right Way to Stop Government Shutdowns and Budgeting by Crisis

11.19.19 03:27 PM

Year after year, Washington brings America to the brink of a government shutdown. These high-pressure situations are consistently used as political leverage by both sides to advance bad policy. Crisis scenarios caused by Washington’s broken budget process place unnecessary pressure on Congress to let wasteful spending and*corporate welfare*creep into must-pass legislation, giving lawmakers a license to hold their nose and vote or risk being responsible for a shutdown. It’s time for a better way. In this new report from Alison Acosta Winters, AFP Senior Policy Fellow, we not only examine the cost of past government shutdowns, but also outline a path to preventing future government shutdowns using automatic continuing resolutions. By providing continuing funding for any appropriations bills not passed and signed into law, auto-CRs would prevent costly shutdowns and eliminate situations of governing from one fiscal crisis to the next. Read the new report here. In the policy report, AFP outlines the benefits of an auto-CR as well as potential pitfalls that Congress must avoid in creating an automatic continuing resolution. Why an auto-CR: Shutdowns are costly:*The last three government shutdowns cost*taxpayers more than $4 billion. Shutdowns are disruptive:*Shutdowns are highly disruptive for businesses and their workers that sell […]

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