The Obama Administration’s proposed budget – just one in a long line of proposed budgets that will need to go through several committees and votes in both the House and the Senate – includes a major change to US food aid policy. According to the New York Times: The administration is expected to propose ending the nearly [...]
(Updated below) Public disclosure of intelligence budget data would be required under a provision of the 2007 Intelligence Authorization Act that was reported (pdf) by the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday and disclosed today.Show More Summary
Ranking Senate Budget Committee member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said in a Thursday evening statement provided to Breitbart News that the political posturing of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration group, along with Senate Democratic leadership, and their plan to rush forthcoming legislation through the U.S. Show More Summary
Staffers pick up their copies of the President's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget at the Senate Budget Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on April 10, 2013. Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images. Today we present a range...
By Paul Solman Staffers pick up their copies of the President's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget at the Senate Budget Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on April 10, 2013. Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images. TodayShow More Summary
An analysis by GOP Senate Budget Committee staff finds that each American household’s share of the U.S. national debt would jump to $189,000 under President Barack Obama’s newly released 2014 budget. Presently, each household’s share of the debt is $133,000. The Obama budget would raise that figure $56,000 per household over the decade.
Silvia M. Burwell was told by Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee that they don’t anticipate any problems in her being confirmed as director of the Office of Budget and Management.
On Wednesday, Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said that President Barack Obama’s proposed budget would “depress the American economy under a never-ending avalanche of debt” that is “not merely reckless;...Show More Summary
A House and Senate GOP Budget Committee analysis of President Barack Obama’s newly released budget says the plan achieves just $119 billion in net deficit reduction, not the $1.8 trillion the White House claims. The GOP analysis finds that Obama’s budget would generate $8.2 trillion in new debt, increasing total U.S. Show More Summary
According to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden’s position on the Senate Finance Committee provides him with a great opportunity to protect low-income...Show More Summary
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a member of the so-called bipartisan “Gang of Eight” pushing immigration reform, disagrees with Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions’ staff’s analysis of immigration reform's impact on the U.S. Show More Summary
Senate Budget Committee Republican staff on Thursday released a description of what they claim is a “major flaw” in the immigration reform plan being pushed by the bipartisan “Gang of Eight"--a loophole that will end up being a multi-trillion dollar entitlement spending increase, with the burden falling on American taxpayers. Show More Summary
According to information released by Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee Jeff Sessions, the current Gang of 8 immigration reform...
The Senate Finance Committee chairman broke with leadership in dramatic fashion by voting against Senate Democrats’ budget plan. Read more...
Between the Ryan budget, and the Senate Democrats’ budget, and the Progressives’ budget, and the Republican Study Committee’s budget, it can get pretty hard to keep track of who wants what as Congress sets about determining spending and revenue levels … Continue reading ?
What do Democrats have against balanced budgets? Senator Jeff Sessions offered a motion tonight to send Patty Murray's Senate budget back to committee with instructions to re-do it in any way necessary to produce a balanced budget. There...Show More Summary
Thursday night, during a series of votes on amendments to the Senate Democrat budget draft, Democrats rejected a move by GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions to recommit the draft to committee to be rewritten to achieve balance in 10 years. Session's move didn't detail how balance could be achieved. Show More Summary
J. Scott Applewhite/AP The budget passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, crafted by Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., differs significantly from the one being debated in the Senate. WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled...Show More Summary
Education advocates have been lauding the budget resolution wending its way through the U.S. Senate. They praise the Senate budget resolution (aka the “Murray budget,” so named for Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray) for rolling back...Show More Summary
By QFinance: By Anthony Harrington There wasn't much of an outcry in the media when the U.S. Congressional Budget Office told the Senate Budget Committee and the House Budget Committee that instead of achieving 3.0% growth in 2013 as had been widely reported, the CBO expected the U.S. Show More Summary