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The Latest: Corker says tentative agreement on debt figure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a Republican plan to overhaul U.S. taxes (all times local): 1 p.m. Sen. Bob Corker says he's reached a tentative agreement with other Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee on how much its tax plan...Show More Summary

GOP panel divided on red ink for tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican on the Senate Budget Committee says that tax cut advocates on the panel are pressing for cuts that could add $1.5 trillion or more to the deficit over the coming decade. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson saidShow More Summary

Testimony on Trump Spending Reform Efforts

In April, President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) launched a year-long effort to improve management of federal agencies and to cut spending. I testified to a Senate committee yesterday on the OMB effort, and providedShow More Summary

Senate GOP looking for budget deal to open way to tax redo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing toward the Republicans' prime goal of tax legislation, the GOP Senate leader and members of the Budget Committee are scrambling to come up with a budget deal to clear the way for the first tax overhaul in three...Show More Summary

Is Jeff Sessions’ Objection to Marijuana Racially Motivated?

Cannabis is not dangerous and it is not a public health or safety threat. Much to the dismay of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved a budget amendment in an appropriations bill covering fiscal 2017. Show More Summary

Is Jeff Sessions’ objection to marijuana racially motivated?

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Is Sessions’s Objection to Marijuana Racially Motivated Much to the dismay of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved a budget amendment in an appropriations bill covering fiscal 2017. The amendment would protect states with responsible medical...

The hubris of ten-year budgets

IN February of 2001, Alan Greenspan, then still the chairman of the Federal Reserve, and still called the “Maestro”, testified to the Senate Budget Committee. The committee wanted to get started on the tax cuts George W. Bush had promised during his campaign.

More Byrd droppings

Following on on Betty’s post this morning, keep on calling. Senator Sanders in his role as the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee has had his staff arguing hard to the parliamentarian over the past few weeks. They are arguing over every point in the Senate bill(s) that are still be scrawled on napkins […]

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

2 months 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

2 months agoNews : 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

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