Policy: Budgets & Deficits

With days left until August recess, major legislation could be left undone

By Susan Ferrechio | 07/28/14 05:00 AM

Congress Monday will begin a final week of legislative action before adjourning for the August recess, but partisan gridlock threatens to leave key legislation unfinished.
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Lawmakers reach accord on Veterans Affairs bill

By Susan Ferrechio | 07/27/14 06:49 PM

Lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal on a bill help end long wait lists at medical facilities run by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Paul Ryan touts plan to tackle 'complicated' poverty problem

By Sean Lengell | 07/27/14 01:37 PM

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan on Sunday defended his new anti-poverty initiative, saying it would reform a welfare and entitlement system that "perpetuates poverty."
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