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Obama Budget Sets Up Battle Over Sequestration, Taxes

January 30, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama on Monday will send Congress a nearly $4 trillion budget that seeks to increase federal spending aimed at middle-class Americans and offset the price tag through higher taxes on the well-off. The changes would take effect in the fiscal year that begins in October.
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Why Spending Is Back in Season in Washington

January 28, 2015
John Harwood | The New York Times
America’s partisan divisions are so familiar it sometimes seems the fight never changes. But on the federal budget, the battlefield has been transformed.
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Federal deficit falling to lowest in Obama presidency

January 27, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
The federal government's 2015 budget deficit will fall slightly this year to $468 billion, the lowest since President Obama took office, according to the annual budget outlook released Monday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
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Dave Camp drops a tax reform bill on his way out the door

December 24, 2014
Lori Montgomery | The Washington Post
On the final day of the final session of his 24 years in Congress, Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) released his magnum opus, the Tax Reform Act of 2014.
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Obama: Spending bill vital to government workers, especially military

December 16, 2014
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama said Monday that the new government spending bill is important to U.S. troops and others serving the country and that he plans to sign the measure.
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With push from Obama, House passes spending bill to avert shutdown

December 12, 2014
Christi Parsons, Lisa Mascaro, Michael A. Memoli | Los Angeles Times
In a dramatic, down-to-the-wire vote, the GOP-led House narrowly approved a $1.1-trillion spending bill Thursday just hours before the government’s spending authority was due to expire.
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Warren leads liberal Democrats’ rebellion over provisions in $1 trillion spending bill

December 11, 2014
Lori Montgomery, Sean Sullivan | The Washington Post
Congressional liberals rebelled Wednesday against a must-pass spending bill that would keep the government open past midnight Thursday, complaining that it would roll back critical limits on Wall Street and sharply increase the influence of wealthy campaign donors.
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Spending Bill Hits Snags, but Congress Thinks It Can Avoid Shutdown

December 11, 2014
Ashley Park and Robert Pear | The New York Times
Congress limped Wednesday toward a rare bipartisan agreement on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep most of the government operating through next year, but dysfunction once again threatened to derail it.
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