TCS president Ryan Alexander calls this one a “full on nerd out conversation.” And this edition of Common Sense Conversations does get into the details of the appropriations process and rules of budget process. It sounds completely inside baseball and technical. But it matters, because this is a big Constitutional principle.
Listen to the whole conversation.
Looking for more on the issues discussed? Here is a good starting reading list:
- Antideficiency Act – a list of pieces that delve into the Antideficiency Act
- Impoundment Act – Read “Deep Dive into Principles of Federal Appropriations Law: The Sequel,” the Weekly Wastebasket from October 25, 2019
- The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Act of 1974
- Government Shutown – a list of the pieces on government shutdowns