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Armed Services chief lays out risky strategy for budget hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is proposing an increase in the defense budget by billions of dollars to halt a severe combat readiness problem that he and other Republicans accuse President Barack Obama of ignoring. Rep. Show More Summary

Martin Olav Sabo and the Spirit of Democracy

Martin Olav Sabo, who served as a Democratic Congressman from Minnesota for 28 years and became chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee, died on March 16, from respiratory ailments. Sabo is well known in Minnesota for his leadership...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Time to stop choking job growth and stoke it

Isaiah J. Poole at the Campaign for America’s Future writes—Stoke Job Growth Or Choke It? The GOP Makes The Wrong Choice Again: The response by the Republican-controlled and deeply conservative House Budget Committee later that day was...Show More Summary

Budget that 'decimates large swaths of the federal government' not enough for Freedom Caucus

Despite the fact that the blueprint agreed upon by the House Budget Committee Wednesday decimates federal healthcare spending and other federal programs, it's still not enough for the Republican extremists, and there likely aren’t enough votes...Show More Summary

Climate change warms boring budget hearing

Fortunately the House hearing was not what it might have been. The Republican committee chairman had subpoenaed agency documents. The Obama administration official at the witness table has not provided everything the chairman wants. In too many cases, that would have generated a highly partisan session where real governing was shortchanged. Instead, the House Science, […]

For federal employees, House budget plan could have familiar look

A budget plan unveiled Tuesday by House Republicans is largely silent on federal employee pay and benefits, but the details to come could tell a familiar story. A spending outline to be considered by the Budget Committee on Wednesday “is very short on specifics but I don’t think we’re off the hook yet,” said National Active […]

House Faces Tangled Calculus in Budget Push

The House is back from its break this week, and the Republican leadership seems ready to make one last push to get a 2017 spending plan through the Budget Committee. But it must first mollify both conservatives and Democrats.

Senate Republicans join Paul Ryan's House in failing on budget process

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

House Speaker Paul Ryan is failing spectacularly at the one thing a former Budget Committee chair should be able to do: crafting a budget. But he's in good company, because the Senate Republicans are failing, too, and they don't even have the excuse of a bunch of maniacs holding things up. With the budget stalled in the House, Senator Michael B. Show More Summary

Seeing Slim Chance of Accord, Senate Republicans Table Budget Discussions

With the budget stalled in the House, Senator Michael B. Enzi, the Wyoming Republican who leads the Budget Committee, announced on Monday that his panel would be putting off any action on a budget for at least this month and probably beyond.

As Congress Stalls on the Budget, the People Weigh In

The latest budget news from Capitol Hill - that the Republicans on the House Budget Committee are postponing markup of the annual tax and spending framework until March - sure sounds like a tune we've all heard before. Instead of coming together to move the budget process forward, another round of partisanship is moving us toward gridlock. Show More Summary

The secretly-elected Heritage crew creates new headaches for House Speaker Paul Ryan

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

For a former budget committee chairman—and GOP golden boy—House Speaker Paul Ryan is proving astoundingly inept at leading his conference in coming up with a budget. He began the Congressional session in January promising that once the House failed one more time to repeal Obamacare, they'd get the 2017 budget and spending bills done first thing. Show More Summary

How government can get smart

WASHINGTON — For the first time since the modern budget process was initiated more than 40 years ago, the Republican chairs of the Senate and House Budget committees announced that they would not invite the president’s budget director to testify. What seems like an act of disrespect for President Obama (something Republicans have reveled in [...]Show More Summary

Congress Declines to Hear Obama’s Budget Proposal in Person

In an extreme break from usual conventions, the Republican chairmen of the Senate and House budget committees have chosen not to invite the director of the Office of Management and Budget to testify about the administration's budget proposal.

Obama to seek double funding for clean energy R&D by 2020

In an unusual twist in Obama's final year in office, the GOP chairmen of the House and Senate budget committees have said they will not hold a customary hearing on the president's budget proposal the day after they receive it. Federal...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Summit: A Test of Republicans' Sincerity On Poverty

Paul Ryan has been no shrinking violet when it comes to talking about poverty. As chair of the House Budget Committee, Ryan released a lengthy report on the 50 th anniversary of the War on Poverty and convened a series of hearings focused entirely on the topic. Show More Summary

Global warming sparks partisan firestorm on once-sleepy House committee

It was once a sleepy Capitol Hill backwater with a reputation for bipartisanship, where freshmen lawmakers would learn the ropes of lawmaking and budgets. Now the recent blow-up over climate research on the House science committee is the latest firefight on a panel that’s more partisan and backbiting than ever, members and former staff say. […]

Speaker Ryan calls for 'bold, pro-growth agenda'

[...] Ryan has made clear that he has no desire to hang back and play a supporting role to the GOP's presidential nominee next year. [...] the former House Budget Committee chairman who's proposed slashing Medicaid and converting Medicare...Show More Summary

No Way, No How, on Budget Deal/Capitulation

This budget deal is an abomination. It must be defeated. I write that as somebody who once served on the House Appropriations Committee staff. And as somebody who still contends that John Boehner’s “Plan B” for the expiring Bush taxShow More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The House is a mess

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Jill Lawrence: Six ways the House GOP leadership crisis could end 2. The GOP tries for a Tea Party-establishment hybrid. This is the Paul Ryan option. The austere budgets crafted by the former Budget Committee chairman and 2012 vice presidential nominee made him a conservative hero. Show More Summary

ROLL CALL: Senate Economist Warns Debt Limit Fight Could Raise Interest Rates. The White House p…

ROLL CALL: Senate Economist Warns Debt Limit Fight Could Raise Interest Rates. The White House push for a debt limit hike got some ammunition Friday from the chief economist for the Senate Budget Committee, who warned failure to increase the limit soon could cause interest rates to rise on newly issued federal debt. In a […]

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