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‘We’re like Thelma and Louise’: Republicans shrug at deficits under Trump

July 24, 2019
Robert Costa, Mike DeBonis | The Washington Post
In 2011, with the nation still climbing back from the Great Recession, Republicans threatened global markets by refusing to raise the federal debt limit unless President Barack Obama and the Democrats agreed to steep across-the-board spending cuts for years to come. Eight years later — and $7.7 trillion more in debt — President Trump and GOP lawmakers have agreed this week to lift the debt ceiling again without a fuss, and with hundreds of billions in new spending on top of it.
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Trump, Congress Reach Agreement On 2-Year Budget Deal

July 23, 2019
Susan Davis | NPR
President Trump announced an agreement on a two-year budget deal and debt-ceiling increase. The deal would raise the debt ceiling past the 2020 elections and set $1.3 trillion for defense and domestic spending over the next two years.
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House Moves Forward With Spending Bills as Congress Grapples With Looming Fiscal Deadlines

June 20, 2019
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Emily Cochrane | The New York Times
The White House clashed Wednesday with Democratic congressional leaders over the terms of a broad spending agreement to head off deep cuts across the government and a default on the federal debt, plunging the talks deeper into stalemate as a series of pivotal deadlines loom.
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Reaction grows to Betsy Devos’ proposed Special Olympics cuts

March 28, 2019
Hallie Jackson | NBC News
Athletes and advocates are speaking out against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposal to slash more than $17 million in federal funding for the Special Olympics. DeVos is now defending her position.
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Betsy DeVos grilled on proposed Special Olympics funding cuts

March 27, 2019
Kristen Welker | NBC News
Capitol Hill lawmakers questioned Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her department’s proposed budget cuts, including a call to slash all $18 million in federal funding for the Special Olympics.
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CBO director: We’re going to pay for the great deal of stimulus

April 10, 2018
Ylan Mui | CNBC
CNBC's Ylan Mui reports on comments from the CBO director about the impact of tax reform and Federal Reserve rate hikes on the federal budget.
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White House budget director effectively admits tax bill doesn’t pay for itself

February 15, 2018
Molly Ball | TIME
A key White House official has acknowledged what independent economists have been saying for months: The $1.5 trillion GOP tax bill does not pay for itself.
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Brief government shutdown ends as Trump signs spending bill

February 9, 2018
Erica Werner, Mike DeBonis | The Washington Post
President Trump ended the second government shutdown of his tenure early Friday morning, signing a sweeping spending bill hours after Congress backed the bipartisan budget deal that stands to add hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending on the military, domestic programs and disaster relief.
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