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Politics Jun 08House passes $145B spending package
The GOP-controlled House has passed a $145 billion spending bill funding the Energy Department and veterans' programs for the upcoming budget year.
Politics Jun 05Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, report warns
The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in 2026 — three years earlier than previously forecast. Its giant trust fund for inpatient care won't be able to fully cover projected medical bills starting at that point.
Politics May 27Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown
President Donald Trump's message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk.
Politics May 24Trump budget won’t curb deficits as promised, according to new analysis
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Thursday that President Donald Trump's budget plan would produce deficits of $9.5 trillion over the coming decade instead of the $7.2 trillion promised by the White House.
Politics May 07Trump sends $15 billion in proposed spending cuts to Congress
The idea faces a challenging path in Congress, particularly the Senate, where a 51-49 GOP majority leaves little room for error even though budget rules allow these kinds of measures to advance free of the threat of Democratic filibusters.
Politics May 03House chaplain rescinds resignation to Paul Ryan after uproar over ouster
The embattled chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives is seeking to withdraw his resignation in a caustic letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan that accuses a top Ryan staff aide of telling him "something like 'maybe it's time that…
Politics May 03Pressed by conservatives, White House eyes spending cut plan
Now, the White House is finalizing a package of modest cuts — $10 billion-plus — in response.
Politics Apr 27Speaker Paul Ryan forces out House chaplain
The Reverend Patrick Conroy's resignation letter said he was offering to step down at Ryan's request, calling his seven years of House service "one of the great privileges of my life."…
Nation Apr 09Tax cuts, spending to raise deficit to $1 trillion by 2019, according to new analysis
The Trump administration had promised the cuts would pay for themselves.
Nation Apr 08Under Trump, new transportation grants ditch bikes, walkways
In the Trump administration, a popular $500 million transportation grant program is focused more on projects in rural areas that turned out for the president in the 2016 election. That means more road and rail projects in GOP strongholds such…