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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…
Politics Mar 22Senate weighs spending bill as shutdown looms
The House easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combatting the nation's opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate.
Politics Mar 22Huge budget bill clears hurdle, nears final House vote
The sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers."…
Politics Mar 20Paul Ryan hoping for Thursday vote on spending bill
House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's hoping bargainers can resolve the final disputes in a government-wide spending bill on Tuesday.
Politics Mar 05Republicans in Congress look to keep a low profile
After last year's successful drive to cut taxes, what do President Donald Trump's allies in Congress do for an encore? The answer seems to be, "Not so much."…
Nation Feb 14Trump-sought military parade could cost $10 million to $30 million
WASHINGTON — The White House budget director says a military parade envisioned by President Donald Trump could cost between $10 million and $30 million, although that money is not included in the administration's new budget request.
Economy Feb 12Trump’s proposed $4 trillion budget would sharply raise the deficit
President Donald Trump is proposing a $4 trillion-plus budget for next year that projects a $1 trillion or so federal deficit. And it never comes close to promising a balanced federal ledger even after 10 years.
Politics Feb 09Congress votes to reopen government, passes budget deal
WASHINGTON — The House moved swiftly early Friday to reopen the federal government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, overcoming opposition from both liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits.
Politics Feb 08Lawmakers push for vote on budget deal to avoid government shutdown
House GOP leaders were working to shore up support among conservatives for the measure, which would shower the Pentagon with money but add hundreds of billions of dollars to the nation's $20 trillion-plus debt.