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Bill to transfer AZGS is being heard in the Senate today

The Senate Appropriations Committee is meeting now to hear the dozen or so budget bills, including SB1530, Agency Consolidation, which transfers the duties of the Arizona Geological Survey to the University of Arizona. The hearing is...Show More Summary

Senate Budget Committee Makes A New Marx Brothers Movie

I'm testifying this morning before the Senate Budget Committee, which is holding a ridiculous hearing on how to change the congressional budget process. This will be the federal budget equivalent of the classic Groucho Marx line that he would never join a club that would accept him as a member. [...]

Spending bills advancing despite budget impasse

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as Congress is blowing its deadline to produce a budget, a once-dominant Senate committee is trying to reassert itself and move ahead on 12 annual spending bills that for years have been offered as a take-it-or-leave-it bundle.

Brazil congressional report favors impeaching President Rousseff

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff moved closer to impeachment when the rapporteur of a Congressional committee said on Wednesday there were grounds for the Senate putting her on trial for manipulating budget accounts in 2014 to boost her reelection prospects.

Mandatory Budget Cuts Pose 'Greatest Strategic Risk' to DoS - Carter

The return of mandatory budget cuts, which are also known as sequestration, is the greatest source of insecurity for the Department of Defense, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursd...

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

Budget Chaos, Tax Breaks, Loopholes, and Incentives

Senate Republicans are delaying their budget. Facing fiscal chaos in the House, Senate Budget Committee Chair Mike Enzi announced yesterday that his panel will hold off on its budget work at least until April. Meanwhile, Democratic senators...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.

Secretary Kerry Testifies on State Department FY 2017 Budget Request

Today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the State Departments FY2017 budget.

Few immigrant children deported in last 4 years

The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's removal operations, Thomas Homan, told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that 7,643 immigrants who arrived as children were sent home between the 2012 and 2015 budget years. Federal...Show More Summary

Voodoo economics, then and now

Here’s me, back about 13 months ago: I’d also love to know what Keynesians think of the Dems having a socialist as their lead member on the Senate Budget Committee, who then appoints a MMTer to be chief economist.  And Krugman says the GOP relies on voodoo economics! Of course my liberals readers have been outraged […]

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

Congressional Republicans Balk at Obama’s Budget, Sight Unseen

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Breaking with a 41-year-old tradition, the Republican chairmen of the House and Senate budget committees said they would not invite the president’s budget director to testify on the proposal.

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

David Perdue Reviews His First Year in the Senate

Editor’s Note: The following is from Georgia Senator David Perdue. Sen. Perdue serves on the Senate Budget, Foreign Relations, Agriculture, and Judiciary Committees. Senator Perdue is currently the only Fortune 500 CEO serving in the United States Senate and is committed to using his business experience to grow the economy and tackle our national debt …

Republicans Fail to Sabotage Net Neutrality in Government Spending Bill

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A new $1.1 trillion budget bill has excluded Republican-backed efforts to block implementation of the FCC’s open internet rules, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported today. Read more...

Daily News Brief for November 20, 2015

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Budgeting, Wooing, and Taxing

Today on the Hill. The House and the Senate will go to conference over the multi-year highway bill. The House Budget Committee holds a hearing on the biennial budget process. Witnesses include Representative Reid Ribble (R) of Wisconsin,...Show More Summary

Sen. Perdue: Budget Deal Is A Surrender

U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued a statement today in regards to the “the backroom deal Congressional leaders made with President Obama to abandon the Republican budget plan, suspend the debt ceiling, and use budget gimmicks to spend more taxpayer money”: “This bad backroom deal puts unsustainable spending […]

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