Policy: Budgets & Deficits

How Harry Reid hopes to save funding for Israel from August gridlock

By David M. Drucker | 07/28/14 04:29 PM

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Monday moved to ensure Israel receives crucial military aid, decoupling $225 million funding for the Iron Dome missile defense system from a controversial border bill.
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House votes to let airlines advertise fares without taxes included

By Susan Ferrechio | 07/28/14 03:26 PM

The House this afternoon quickly approved a measure to allow airlines to advertise the base ticket fair to consumers while excluding the government fees and taxes that can add as much as 20 percent to the cost.
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Lawmakers unveil $17 billion bill to reform Veterans Affairs

By Susan Ferrechio | 07/28/14 02:06 PM

House and Senate negotiators have unveiled a $17 billion plan to overhaul the way the nation's veterans obtain medical care, including a $10 billion provision to privatize services to help shorten long wait times.
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