Here's how useless Congress is: A conference committee of the House and Senate, dominated by the majority of Republicans, are hammering out a budget blueprint based on the two chambers' passed bills. But the budgets each of them brought...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and restores funding for the A-10 fleet. Rep. Show More Summary
Good to know that the ranking member of the House Budget Committee and candidate for Barbara Mikulski's Senate seat is listening to progressive voices these days. The Nation: While the legislation remains behind closed doors for now,...Show More Summary
Normally you wouldn’t think the budget for North Dakota’s Public Service Commission would be a likely candidate for heated and protracted debate in the Legislature, but that was the case this morning. A House committee removed language in the PSC budget – SB2008 – which would have funded two state rail inspectors and one supervisor...
"A budget is a moral document; it talks about where your values are." – Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA) discussing the House Budget Committee’s FY2016 Proposal "There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way inShow More Summary
The Republican chairmen of the House and Senate Budget Committees put out their budgets recently, and have succeeded in passing the respective proposals. The House proposal is here and the Senate proposal is here ; both plans are roughly the same. Show More Summary
Republicans say abolishing the tax would help farmers and small business owners keep their businesses in the family. The committee says repealing the tax would add $269 billion to the federal budget deficit over the next decade.
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Republican who represents the Florida communities of Bradenton and Sarasota, has taken an assignment on the House Budget Committee, a panel now in the midst… Click to Continue »...
That's the pending case about whether there can be subsidies on the health insurance exchanges set up in the states by the federal government. On Monday, Justice Kennedy, testifying before a House committee on the court’s budget, said:It is not novel or new for justices to be concerned that they are making so many decisions that affect a democracy. Show More Summary
And this time McCrory's lying to the US Congress: Gov. Pat McCrory was in sync with this talking-points paradox Monday when he testified before a U.S. House committee in Washington. McCrory’s budget proposal depends on $475 million in...Show More Summary
The spending plan unveiled by House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Georgia) could eliminate food stamps for 11 million people. When Republicans say ‘painful cuts’ are necessary, you know they’re talking about hurting the poor. Sure, let’s give the rich every tax break, then blame all of America’s problems on the poor. What a nice [...]
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, is running for the Senate seat currently occupied by Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski. He is also running from his record – as a supporter of the “Simpson-Bowles”...Show More Summary
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, is running for the Senate seat currently occupied by Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski. He is also running from his record - as a supporter of the "Simpson Bowles"...Show More Summary
Something new for John Boehner to sweat. House Republicans continue to be spectacularly unable to get anything done. Wednesday night they couldn't even get their own budget out of committee, because the warmongers want more defense spending and the cut-everything caucus won't go along. GOP leaders had hoped that an amendment from Rep. Show More Summary
It's not often that I find myself agreeing with a Congressional Republican on fiscal matters, but it's hard to argue with a recent statement from Rep. Rob Woodall of the House Budget Committee. "A budget is a moral document," said the Georgia Republican. Show More Summary
By Reid Wilson -- Here we go again: The House Budget Committee late Wednesday couldn't finish a markup of Republicans' $3.8 trillion budget blueprint after rival factions in the GOP fought past midnight over Pentagon spending. And, once again, the impasse doesn't look good for leadership. -- An amendment to add billions to an Overseas […]
“Negotiations to resolve a dispute over defense spending blew up Wednesday night in the House Budget Committee, as the panel came up short of approving a nearly $3.8 trillion Republican blueprint,” The Hill reports.
Washington, DC – In response to the newly released budget by Congressional Republicans, please see the below quote from the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “Today’s House GOP budget...Show More Summary
House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price opened the show today to talk about the budget resolution his committee will be marking up in the days ahead: Audio: 03-17hhs-price Transcript: HH: I open up the hour with the man who’s not Paul Ryan. Show More Summary
Here is where the rubber meets the road. Until now, it's been sound and fury, but they just opened the gates of hell with the 2015-2016 Budget Resolutions. Here's the high level overview: House Budget Committee members previewed their plans in an unusual, campaign-style video on Monday. Show More Summary