Beltway Happenings  
Aug. 4, 2010--At the Heritage Foundation, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) (above introduced by Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner) discussed his proposal to reform the budget process.  Thune said Congress must "address the culture of spending."  Under Thune's plan a new permanent Joint Committee of Congress on Deficit Reduction would be established. Thune called for a biennial budget, reform of the paygo rules, and a line item veto as well as discretionary spending caps.  He said there is "no greater threat than this runaway spending and this runaway debt." (press release)

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