FY2016 budget: put up or shut up time for Congress

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From my latest commentary on FederalNewsRadio.com:

The countdown clock for government spending isn’t ticking yet; Congress still has 5 1/2 months to make all those decisions. But the mileposts for a deal — and a return to much-needed regular order — are looming already. So now is the time for Congress’ Republican leaders to push to get the work done, if they want to prove they can govern. Watch how these budget storylines develop in the coming weeks and months:

  • The budget resolution
  • The 12 appropriations bills
  • Sequestration
  • Authorization acts

Read the full commentary here.