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By Zeke Miller, Alan Fram, Associated Press
As Democrats work to whittle down the price tag of their social spending bill, many key policies that would impact the lives of millions of Americans are on the chopping block. One issue that’s been renegotiated is a national paid…
By Saher Khan
A bipartisan group of senators proposed the gas tax should be indexed to inflation to help pay for new infrastructure spending, an approach Biden calls 'regressive.'…
By Theodore J. Kury, The Conversation
Before leaving town for the holidays, lawmakers came together to pass a huge federal spending bill that illuminates the government’s policy priorities for 2020. The deal allocates a total of $1.4 trillion to the military, education, a barrier along the…
With less than one week to go, negotiations in Congress remain stuck over funding for a border wall, meaning Americans could kick off the holidays with a partial government shutdown.
By Lisa Desjardins
Congress is facing another deadline this week as lawmakers rush to pass a spending bill to avoid another government shutdown.
By PBS NewsHour
Leaders at the Department of Defense periodically conduct efficiency reviews, looking for ways to cut costs. One such report, ordered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work in 2014, was scrapped after it identified wasteful spending and suggested measures to…
Judy Woodruff talks with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Rep. Allen West, R-Fla.
With the unveiling of President Obama's 2012 budget proposal this week, we're updating our post from last week about the many ways news organizations and graphic designers have visualized the federal budget. Below are what some organizations have done…
President Obama is holding a news conference Tuesday morning to discuss his 2012 budget proposal. Watch…
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