It’s been an eventful and busy month in Washington. But there’s enough going on behind the scenes that we nearly ran out of time in this month’s installment of Common Sense Conversations. We covered the Antideficiency Act, Congressional appropriations for Ukraine, the CR, the cost of shutdowns (it’s a lot of lost dollars and work days, years even, that we paid for and will never get back). Also, the federal onshore oil and gas leasing reform act of 1987. Or, as our analyst put it, “FOOGLRA…as no one says.”
If you’re looking for analysis and documents mentioned in the discussion, they are:
- Antideficiency Act – everything we’ve written on the subject and in relation to it.
- Congressional appropriation for Ukraine.
- Shutdowns – look here, here, and here.
- The current CR
- TCS president Ryan Alexander’s recent testimony before the House Natural Resources Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee