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Trump Budget Nominee Did Not Pay Taxes for Employee

President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for White House budget director “failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household employee, he admitted in a statement to the Senate Budget Committee, the sort of tax compliance issue that has [...]

Senate Begins Process to Repeal Obamacare

“The Senate voted 51 to 48 early Thursday to approve a budget resolution instructing House and Senate committees to begin work on legislation to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act,” the New York Times reports. “The House is [...]

CV LOOP: Senate passes first stage of Obamacare repeal

OBAMACARE // The Republican-led Senate passed a budget resolution 51-48, clearing the first major hurdle to repealing Obamacare. The Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) Committee and the Finance Committee are tasked with creating repeal legislation by Jan. Show More Summary

Senate Budget Committee Introduces First Attempt at Repealing Obamacare

This happened today as the new 115th Congress started off with a bang… The new Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, and the first thing it did was prepare to repeal Obamacare. Senate Budget Committee Chair Michael Enzi (R-WY) introduced...Show More Summary

LIVE BY RECONCILIATION, DIE BY RECONCILIATION: Senate Republicans just introduced an Obamacare repea…

LIVE BY RECONCILIATION, DIE BY RECONCILIATION: Senate Republicans just introduced an Obamacare repeal plan Democrats can’t stop. Senate Budget Committee Chair Michael Enzi (R-WY) introduced a budget resolution Tuesday that includes “reconciliation instructions” that enable Congress to repeal Obamacare with a simple Senate majority. Show More Summary

BREAKING NEWS: Senate Budget Committee Passes Christie Book Bill

Just now, the Senate Budget Committee advanced S2851, a bill that would allow the Governor to profit from book deals while in office, as well as providing salary increases for legislative staffers and judges. Instead of de-bundling these initiatives (as...Read more

Five Quick Ways A New HHS Secretary Could Change The Course Of Health Policy

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Prospective Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, currently the chairman of the House Budget Committee, brings a distinctive to-do list to the agency.  And, if confirmed by the Senate, he wil...

GOP Leaders Will Repeal Obamacare By Inauguration

House and Senate budget leaders are teeing up a vote to repeal most of ObamaCare by Jan. 20, The Hill reports. “The leaders of the House and Senate Budget committees are planning the vote for the first week of January, [...]

Brazil Senate committee approves 20-year spending cap

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Senate constitutional affairs committee voted 19-7 on Wednesday to approve the main text of a 20-year ceiling on federal spending proposed by President Michel Temer to reduce Brazil's widening budget deficit...

Bernie Sanders Is What Paul Ryan Sees When He Closes His Eyes At Night

During a news conference back in mid-October, Paul Ryan warned that if the Republicans lose the senate, the Senate Budget Committee will be chaired by none other than... BERNIE SANDERS! Bernie Sanders is the reason Paul Ryan keeps photos...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Explains Why A Vote For Clinton Helps 'Our Revolution'

If the Senate flips to the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders is the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. And he knows that whatever legislation he and Elizabeth Warren and the Democrats in the House are able to get through the Congress?...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan warns of doomsday scenario: Bernie Sanders as Budget Committee chair

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Paul Ryan isn't worried about serial groper Donald Trump becoming president—that's beside the point. What's the real problem? The impending nightmare of Democrats taking control of the Senate and this: x Paul Ryan's doomsday scenario if GOP loses the Senate: "A guy named Bernie Sanders" becomes Budget committee chair — Abby D. Show More Summary

Clinton’s Campaign Tries to Divert Attention From WikiLeaks’ ‘Podesta Emails’ Toward Russia

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

John Podesta photographed during the Senate Budget Committee’s Task Force on Government Performance in March 2009.(Mark Warner / CC BY-SA 2.0) Hillary Clinton’s team is in crisis management mode after WikiLeaks’ release of emails involving her presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta. Show More Summary

Brazil Senate committee clears way for Rousseff's removal

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Senate impeachment committee voted on Thursday to put suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on trial in the full chamber for breaking budget laws, opening the way for her to be removed from office.

Congress Tackles Budget as Surfrider Priorities Hang in the Balance

The Appropriations Committees in both the House and Senate are starting to pass their spending bills for next year's FY2017 budget cycle. It's been a mixed bag so far.

Assembly, Senate move state budget plans to conference committee

California politics updates: Signatures being checked on November propositions, no Sanders spotlight for Tommy Chong May 26, 2016, 10:57 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: We're covering Donald Trump's Anaheim...

Lawmakers block effort to make child death records secret

A state Senate budget committee on Thursday blocked an effort by Gov. Jerry Brown's administration to gut key provisions of a groundbreaking 2008 law that requires child protection services to release case records after a child dies from abuse or neglect. California Department of Social Services...

Trump is not as irresponsible as Sanders, but he’s close

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has revised its current estimate of the spending blitz envisioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) based on new analysis: Senator Sanders’s proposals would add almost $19 trillion to the debt. As a share of the economy, debt under these policies would grow from roughly 75 percent of Gross […]

'Make More War': The Corporate Engine Behind US Foreign Policy

As the US Senate Armed Services Committee considers the 2017 Pentagon budget, political analyst Eric Draitser joins Radio Sputnik to discuss the ever-growing military-industrial complex.

Idea to Close Senate Budget Committee Shows How Broken Budget Process Is

Linda Killian says Senate Budget chairman Mike Enzi's idea to eliminate his own committee shows how broken Congress's budget process has become.

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