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NEA, NEH, and Smithsonian Would Lose Millions in Funding in House Appropriations Committee Bill

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Committee's Interior and Environment Appropriations bill now goes before the Senate, where a final federal budget for 2018 will be hammered out in the coming months. The post NEA, NEH, and Smithsonian Would Lose Millions in Funding in House Appropriations Committee Bill appeared first on Hyperallergic.

The House Budget Panel’s Fiscal Plan Could Open The Door To A Big Tax Bill, If It Survives

Hours after the collapse of the Senate GOP’s health plan, Republicans began to move on, with the House Budget Committee releasing a draft budget resolution. The goal: To make that fiscal plan the vehicle for a major tax measure that could pass Congress with no Democratic votes.

Trump's Budget Proposes Cuts to 'Vital' Anti-Terror Programs but Finds Cash to Build a Wall, Report Says

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

The report from Democratic staffers of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said vital programs could see their budgets slashed.

Massachusetts without a budget at start of new fiscal year

The new fiscal year begins Saturday and Massachusetts lawmakers have yet to approve a new state budget. A six-member committee made up of members of the Massachusetts House and Senate … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Panel rejects attempt to get Trump travel costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on deliberations by the House and Senate Armed Services committees over the 2018 defense budget (all times local): The GOP-led House Armed Services Committee has narrowly defeated a bid by Democrats to compel...Show More Summary

The Latest: House panel seeks Pentagon climate change review

The Latest on deliberations by the House and Senate Armed Services committees over the 2018 defense budget (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The Republican-led House Armed Services Committee has approved … Click to Continue »

Labor Secretary talks nominations, safe jobs at Senate hearing

I had one ear tuned this morning to the webcast of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s appearance before a subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee on his Department’s FY 2018 budget request. You never know what bumble bee might be in a lawmaker’s bonnet or how they might use their time to gush about Department-funded pet project…

Nearly $35B budget on track for final vote this week

New Jersey lawmakers have teed up a nearly $35 billion spending plan for a vote Thursday in the Democrat-led Legislature. The Assembly and Senate budget committees approved the spending blueprint … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Senate panel passes Horizon, lottery bills

The Latest on New Jersey's fiscal year 2018 budget (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The Democrat-led state Senate budget committee has approved legislation to overhaul the state's largest health insurer … Click to Continue »

Opinion: Highlights (i.e., lowlights) of CBO health analysis

The Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation have released their analysis of the Senate GOP’s health-care proposal. Bottom line? It ain’t pretty. OVERALL IMPACT…

The Senate healthcare bill will face its biggest test early next week

The Congressional Budget Office will release its score for the Senate's healthcare bill early next week. The report from the CBO and the Joint Committee on taxation will estimate changes to the number of people with healthcare coverage,...Show More Summary

Wisconsin Senate wants to borrow $850 million for roads

Republicans who control the Wisconsin state Senate want to borrow $850 million to pay for roads, an amount that's too high for Assembly Republicans. Budget committee co-chair Rep. John Nygren … Click to Continue »

Trump budget: EPA, Interior plan to cut 5,200 staff

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Interior secretary Ryan Zinke announced that he plans to cut about 4,000 full-time staff from the department by sometime next year. In his comments before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee June 20 he said that the cuts were necessary to achieve a “balanced budget.” Meanwhile, the...

Secretary Tillerson Speaks Before U.S. Senate Foreign Relations, Appropriations Committees on FY 2018 Budget Request

Today, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Foreign Operations.

The Trump administration sure sounds like it's getting ready for a government shutdown in September

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday set up the possibility of a government shutdown, and his comments echoed a lot of rhetoric coming from the Trump White House. During a hearing before the Senate Budget Committee, Mnuchin was asked by Democratic Sen. Show More Summary

Treasury chief: At times, a gov't shutdown could be 'good'

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) agrees with President Donald Trump that there could be such a thing as a "good" government shutdown. Mnuchin told the Senate Budget Committee that "at … Click to Continue »

WATCH LIVE: Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein testifies in budget hearings

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is on Capitol Hill today at 10 a.m. ET, addressing the budget appropriations committees for both the House and the Senate. Watch his statements here. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein testifies in budget hearings appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The Latest: McCain slams Pentagon for Afghan policy delay

Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that he will provide details on a new strategy for the war in mid-July. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis blamed the inability of Congress to deliver an annual defense budget for what...Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Rod Rosenstein Speaks With Senate Appropriations Committee LIVESTREAM

last monthNews : Mediaite

As Jeff Sessions prepares to speak before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will take his place before Senate Appropriations Committee in order to discuss the budget for the Justice Department...

Wisconsin Republicans Still Search for Consensus on Introducing Highway Tolls

Associated Press quotes Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills), the influential co-chair of the Wisconsin Legislature’s joint budget committee, as saying Republican leaders still have not reached a consensus about introducing highway tolls in the state, but they continue to discuss the possibility. Show More Summary

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