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WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting on the Senate's first budget since President Barack Obama took office, a Democratic-led panel is moving toward party-line approval of a fiscal blueprint that would trim the budget deficit while protecting safety net programs...
In case anyone has missed the dueling budget proposals out this week from Rep. Paul Ryan on the Republican side and Sen. Patty Murray for the Democrats, don't fret. You could easily have slept through the last four months and missed nothing. They are...
New budget proposals this week from influential members of the House Republican and Senate Democratic leadership are the stuff of political caricatures. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), last year's Republican nominee for vice...
Republicans and Democrats introduced rival 10-year budget plans Tuesday. Republicans said their plan, again drafted by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, would balance the budget in a decade, in part by cutting spending on Medicare and Medicaid and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit will drop below $1 trillion for the first time in President Barack Obama's tenure in office, a new report said Tuesday. The Congressional Budget Office analysis said the government will run a $845...
WASHINGTON – Senators from both parties are expressing enthusiasm for pushing a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. But while immigration politics appears to have changed in the wake of sweeping Republican rejection...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an earlier era, a move like the one engineered by House GOP leaders to pass a "no budget, no pay" measure probably would have been stopped in its tracks. But with Congress' approval ratings in the gutter, House lawmakers...
WASHINGTON (AP) — With tacit support from President Barack Obama, House Republicans were moving Wednesday to try to defuse a potential debt crisis with legislation to prevent an economy-rattling fiscal crisis for at least four months. The GOP...
WASHINGTON – House Republicans approved a temporary suspension of the $16.4-trillion ceiling on the nation’s debt Wednesday, allowing the federal government to continue borrowing through spring while Washington shifts to more ambitious...
WASHINGTON -- Hail to the 51st state. Statehood for the District of Columbia is a long way off, but retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) has introduced the New Columbia Admissions Act to put the issue on the front burner on Capitol Hill. "It is...
Tags: Barbara Boxer, Joe Lieberman, Elections, Dick Durbin, Politics
On the face of it, few things carry a more apt name than today's “lame duck” Congress. Indeed, how lame is it that after two years of raw partisanship and paralyzing inactivity, we believe two legislative bodies that haven't agreed on what day it is...
Tags: Elections, Newspapers, Book, U.S. Congress, New Year's Day
Farm and Food FileOn the face of it, few things carry a more apt name than today’s “lame duck” Congress. Indeed, how lame is it that after two years of raw partisanship and paralyzing inactivity, we believe two legislative bodies that haven’t...
Tags: Elections, Newspapers, Book, U.S. Congress, The Washington Post
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