• House Budget Committee Sep 25

    Panel OKs Dems' $3.5T Bill, Crunch Time for Biden Agenda

    Democrats have pushed a $3.5 trillion, 10-year bill strengthening social safety net and climate programs through the House Budget Committee

  • Biden Administration Sep 25

    Biden: Budget Talks Hit ‘Stalemate,' $3.5T May Take a While

    President Joe Biden says talks over his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan have hit a “stalemate” in Congress.

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 27, 2019

    White House Budget Office Formally Held Ukraine Aid on Same Day as Trump-Zelenskiy Call

    The White House Office of Management and Budget made its first official move to withhold military aid to Ukraine on July 25, the same day President Donald Trump spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy by phone, according to a summary of OMB documents produced by the House Budget Committee. The OMB documents also show that while that first letter to...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 29, 2019

    Charge a President? It's Up to Congress, Mueller Indicates

    Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday morning that in any testimony before Congress he would not provide information beyond what is already public about Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election or accusations of obstruction into his investigation by President Donald Trump. But in what could be a roadmap forward, he noted that there is another procedure for charging a...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 21, 2019

    Impeachment Talk Intensifies as Trump's Ex-White House Counsel Is a No-Show at Judiciary

    The debate over whether to open an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump intensified among House Democrats on Tuesday as former White House counsel Don McGahn defied a congressional subpoena to provide testimony, NBC News reported. “There’s a growing understanding that the impeachment process is inevitable — when, not if,” said House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky.

  • Canada May 21, 2019

    ‘Medicare for All's' Rich Benefits ‘Leapfrog' Other Nations

    Generous benefits. No copays. No need for private policies. The “Medicare for All” plan advocated by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what’s offered in other advanced countries, compounding the cost but also potentially broadening its popular appeal. While other countries do provide coverage for all, benefits vary. But the Medicare for All plan from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders...

  • DONALD TRUMP Feb 13, 2019

    Trump Not ‘Thrilled' With Border Deal, But Leaning Toward It

    Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he’s been demanding for his Mexican border wall. Trump said Tuesday he would need more time to study the plan, but he also declared...

  • DONALD TRUMP Feb 12, 2019

    Shutdown Deal Offers No Money for Concrete Wall

    The deal includes: $1.3 billion for 55 miles of “steel slats” and other fencing, plus $1.7 billion for other security measures like technology and more border agents. The deal does not include funding for a concrete wall at the border.

  • DONALD TRUMP Feb 12, 2019

    Congressional Lawmakers Reach Deal on Border Wall Funding

    Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks. Republicans were desperate to avoid another bruising shutdown. They tentatively agreed Monday night to far less money for President Donald Trump’s border wall than the White...

  • DONALD TRUMP Feb 11, 2019

    Border Fund Negotiations Stall Days to Shutdown Deadline

    The effort to negotiate border security and avoid another government shutdown hit a snag over the weekend. The White House says we could see a shutdown Friday and President Trump may still declare a national emergency to pay for the border wall.

  • DONALD TRUMP Feb 11, 2019

    Shutdown Deadline Looms as Wall Negotiations Hit a Snag

    As the White House refused to rule out the possibility that the federal government may shut down again, negotiators clashed over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, creating a new hurdle for a border security compromise Congress can accept. With a Friday deadline approaching, the two sides remained separated over how much to spend on President...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jan 23, 2019

    Support for ‘Medicare-for-All' Fluctuates With Details, Poll Finds

    “Medicare-for-all” makes a good first impression, but support plunges when people are asked if they’d pay higher taxes or put up with treatment delays to get it. The survey, released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, comes as Democratic presidential hopefuls embrace the idea of a government-run health care system, considered outside the mainstream of their party until Vermont...

  • DONALD TRUMP Dec 24, 2018

    What You Can and Can't Do in a Government Shutdown

    So what can’t you do if the federal government shuts down?

  • DONALD TRUMP Dec 20, 2018

    Ryan Uses Farewell Address to Assail Politics of ‘Outrage'

    Retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan decried the outrage and bitterness that he said now color American politics in a farewell speech that also acknowledged his inability to achieve two top goals: controlling surging federal debt and reining in Medicare and other mammoth benefit programs. “Our complex problems are absolutely solvable,” Ryan said at the Library of Congress, across the street...

  • President Oct 23, 2018

    Dems Seize on Report That GOP Tax Cuts Match Entitlement Cuts

    A new report showing that the $2 trillion in Bush- and Trump-era tax cuts match how much Republicans have proposed cutting from programs like Medicare and Social Security could give Democrats a boost before the midterms, NBC News reported. Congressional Democrats issued the report late last week. It’s based on calculations by the nonprofit Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy,...

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 10, 2018

    Tax Cuts, Spending to Raise Deficit to $1T by 2020: Analysis

    The combined effect of President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and last month’s budget-busting spending bill is sending the federal deficit toward the $1 trillion mark next year, according to a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO report says the nation’s $21 trillion debt would spike to more than $33 trillion in 10 years, with debt held by...

  • DONALD TRUMP Feb 5, 2018

    House Republicans Working on Budget Plan to Avert Another Government Shutdown

    The era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is about to make a comeback — and a brewing budget deal could mean their return comes just next year. In the meantime, House GOP leaders are grappling with the need to pass legislation to avert another government shutdown at midnight on Thursday. Talks on a budget-busting spending pact that would give whopping increases...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Jan 22, 2018

    What Won't Get Done During a Government Shutdown

    Although Congress failed to pass a spending bill by midnight Friday, the government won’t actually close. But there’s plenty that won’t get done now that hundreds of thousands of federal employees are barred from working until Washington agrees on a budget plan. During the shutdown, U.S. troops will stay at their posts and mail will get delivered, but almost half...

  • New York Oct 5, 2017

    House Passes GOP Budget in Key Step for Upcoming Tax Debate

    The House on Thursday passed a $4.1 trillion budget plan that promises deep cuts to social programs while paving the way for a GOP drive to rewrite the tax code later this year. The 2018 House GOP budget reprises a controversial plan to turn Medicare into a voucher-like program for future retirees as well as the party’s efforts to repeal...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 29, 2017

    Job in Jeopardy, HHS Chief Promises to Repay Charter Costs

    Fighting to keep his job, health secretary Tom Price said Thursday he’d write a personal check to reimburse taxpayers for his travel on charter flights taken on government business and pledged to fly commercial — “no exceptions.” The repayment — $51,887.31, according to Price’s office — covered only the secretary’s seat. Price did not address the overall cost of the...

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