It blends spending increases for both sides — reelection fodder for lawmakers throughout the Capitol — with tax and benefit add-ons that will add roughly $400 billion to the deficit over 10 years.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The surge in deficits reflects a variety of factors including a $1.5 trillion tax cut President Donald Trump pushed through Congress in late 2017 and billions of dollars in extra spending Congress approved in early 2018.
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump asked every member of his cabinet to cut five percent from his or her budget for next year after a report shows the U.S. deficit at $779 billion. Also, a senior official at…
The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more.
By Steve Peoples, Associated Press
After a brief government shutdown early Friday, Congress approved and President Trump signed a budget deal that's expected to add around $300 billion to the deficit over a decade. Should Americans be concerned? Judy Woodruff gets reactions from Jared Bernstein…
By Andrew Taylor, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
A nonpartisan government study says repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit and the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million.
By Domenico Montanaro
Budgets are not much more than political documents, and this one is no different. It's going nowhere in the Republican-led House and Senate, but it will add numbers to those priorities.
By Gwen Ifill
Gwen Ifill visits both sides of the chasm while reporting on a tossup Senate race in Colorado one day and from inside the halls at the Treasury Department the next.
NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni talks to Hari Sreenivasan about what's currently happening behind the scenes in Washington and what we can expect from both sides in the battle over the possible government shutdown.
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