Articles Tagged 'government spending'
BLM Moneyman Soros Helps Elect Liberal Prosecutors With $7MILLION Payout
Republican Matthew McCord was feeling pretty good about the $12,000 he had raised for his campaign for Henry County district attorney when he was blindsided…READ MORE
Conservatives sound alarm over tentative budget deal
Conservative groups pushed back hard against the proposed federal budget agreement announced Tuesday, arguing that the tentative deal unravels hard-fought spending cuts.
Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis, the lead negotiators on the agreement, detailed the specifics of the proposal at an evening press conference.
The proposal would restore about…READ MORE
New budget accord saves $23 billion — after $65 billion spending spree
Key lawmakers from both parties announced Tuesday a bipartisan budget proposal that would avoid another government shutdown and restore some defense spending that would have…READ MORE
Feds spend $100k teaching teen girls ‘condom negotiation’…
The administration is funding a $100,000 study of pregnant and “at-risk” 14-17-year-old girls on probation in Houston, Texas, to determine ways to help them choose safer lifestyles and avoid pregnancy, including better “condom negotiation” tactics.
TheÂ National Institutes of Health, part of the Health and Human Services Department, is providing aÂ University of HoustonÂ researcher the money…READ MORE
US could be on path to fifth straight $1 trillion deficit after government runs $120 billion October deficit
The federal government started the 2013 budget year with a $120 billion deficit, an indication that the nation is on a path to its…READ MORE
CBO pegs 2012 deficit at $1.1 trillion
WASHINGTON â€“ A new estimate puts the deficit for the just-completed 2012 budget year at $1.1â€‰trillion, the fourth straight year of trillion dollar deficits on President Barack Obamaâ€™sÂ watch.
The result was a slight, $207 billion improvement from the 2011 deficit of $1.3Â trillion.
â€œPresident Obama once promised to cut the deficit in half by the end…READ MORE
Van Hollen Calls Simpson-Bowles a Framework for Debt Deal
Representative Chris Van Hollen, the House Budget Committeeâ€™s top Democrat, predicted the proposal by President Barack Obamaâ€™s 2010 deficit panel will be the â€œframeworkâ€ for averting the so-called fiscal cliff of spending cuts in January.
The deficit-cutting plan was offered by commission co- chairmen Al Simpson, a Republican former Wyoming senator, and Erskine Bowles, a Democratic former…READ MORE
Congressional leaders reach budget deal
By Richard McGregor, The Financial Times
US congressional leaders have reached a short-term budget deal to fund the government for six months from September, extinguishing a potential partisan fiscal fight ahead of theÂ election.
Although legislation enshrining the deal still has to be written and must be passed after the August congressional recess, the agreement appears to have ended…READ MORE
Legislation to prevent government shutdown will wait until Sept.
By Erik Wasson -The Hill
House Republicans have no plans to move forward this week on a catch-all spending bill to avert the government shutdown, sources confirmed Monday.
Congress will instead leave town for a five-week recess without voting on a continuing resolution or even introducing it, these sources said.
â€œNo CR this week,â€ one GOP aide said, adding…READ MORE
NJ budget progress stalls amid Democrats’ uprising
By Angela Delli Santigeoff Mulvihill
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) â€” Some New Jersey Democratic lawmakers tried to put up a roadblock Thursday to passing a state budget, even as their colleagues were advancing a list of spending additions to the $32 billion plan.
In an 8-5 vote, the state Senate’s budget committee passed the bill. It’s set to be considered…READ MORE