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House panel votes to repeal federal estate tax

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.

Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan joins House Budget Committee as it debates major spending plan

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 »...

Did Anthony Kennedy just reveal the outcome in King v. Burwell?

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

More lies from the master himself

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

Republican Budget Could Cut 11 Million Off Food Stamps

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 [...]

Social Security Reversal In Md. Senate Race: Six Lessons For Dems

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

Social Security Reversal in MD Senate Race: Six Key Lessons For Democrats

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

House Republicans stall their own budget as two forms of extremism collide

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

A "Moral Document": GOP Again Targets Social Security, Medicare

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

READ IN: OC-D’oh! Edition

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 […]

Fiscal Hawks Derail GOP Budget Effort

“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.

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the House GOP Budget

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 On The New Budget

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

House Budget Bill Repeals ACA, Privatizes Medicare

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

Of Course: WH Slams GOP Budget That Cuts $5.5 Trillion, Balances Within Eight Years

House Republicans produced their federal budget blueprint for fiscal year 2016 today, with new House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price hailing...

House Unveils Budget That Plans to Balance in Eight Years

The House Budget Committee, now in the hands of Tom Price rather than Paul Ryan, introduced its 2016 budget resolution today. Chairman Price has an op-ed in USA Today making the case for his plan here; here are summary tables and charts...Show More Summary

Surprise! House Republican budget repeals Obamacare

No, not really new at all. It's budget week on Capitol Hill which means what it always means for House Republicans: Obamacare repeal! Is there a replacement plan? Of course not! The 43-page proposal offered by House Budget CommitteeShow More Summary

House budget plan would require higher federal employee retirement contributions

A budget plan unveiled Tuesday by the Republican leaders of the House Budget Committee repeats a proposal to require federal employees to pay more of their salary toward their retirement benefits. “In keeping with a recommendation from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, this budget calls for Federal employees—including Members of Congress and […]

Chuck Todd rolled by lack of challenge to Paul Ryan's response to past economic statements

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Chuck Todd interviewed Chairman of the House Budget Committee and 2012 vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan on Meet the Press. He played some comments made by Paul Ryan right after losing the 2012 election about the president and the economy. "It's true that President Obama won re-election," Paul Ryan said. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan’s Power Play

Ezra Klein: “Ryan doesn’t want to be team captain. He wants to be the guy preparing the legislation the next Republican president will sign into law. In recent years, he got halfway there: as chair of the House Budget Committee, [.....

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