Senate Budget Committee
Organization's Own Description:
We determine who pays for the government the people want, and how. It addresses questions like whether or not a teacher making $45,000 a year should pay higher or lower income taxes, and whether or not we can afford to continue to offer hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to wealthy individuals, oil companies, and corporate jet owners.
And our federal budget plans for how we are going to deal with our debt and deficit challenges, hopefully in a way that works for the middle class, is good for the economy, and is fair for the next generation.
The Senate Budget Committee plays an important role in this process. And Chairman Patty Murray is very focused on making sure that it’s not just politicians and bureaucrats making decisions in a vacuum, but that the ideas, stories, values, and priorities of families across the country have a platform to be heard and a loud voice at the table.
The Budget Committees are responsible for drafting Congress' annual budget plan and monitoring action on the budget for the federal government. In addition, the Budget Committees have jurisdiction over the operation of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). read more
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