By Joseph Lawler | 09/18/14 08:32 PM
House Speaker John Boehner released a five-point economic plan Thursday that outlined general areas of reform, including cutting spending and reforming taxes. The agenda, however, did not include the detailed legislative proposals that were included in the Pledge to America four years ago.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/10/14 06:33 PM
The Treasury faces a long-term budget hole as rising healthcare, Social Security and interest payments take their toll.
09/09/14 07:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House unveiled a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep the government open into mid-December and provide $88 million to battle the Ebola outbreak. The spending measure will also extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank to continue...
By Ashe Schow | 09/09/14 10:58 AM
After Monday's bipartisan 79-18 vote, Reid vented to reporters that Republicans were trying to "stall" the Senate, indicating that he never intended for the campaign finance amendment by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., to go to a real floor debate.
09/06/14 04:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task — act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign. After a five-week summer break, lawmakers face a shortened September session with a tight must-do list: Pass a temporary spending bill to fund federal...
By Philip Klein | 09/03/14 02:58 PM
The government's share of U.S. health spending is expected to surge over the next decade as President Obama's healthcare law expands insurance coverage and more Americans become eligible for Medicare, according to a report from actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published...
09/02/14 04:00 PM
BOSTON (AP) — A new report Tuesday offered a mixed diagnosis on health care costs in Massachusetts, finding that while total spending continued to grow faster than inflation, the increase stayed well within parameters set by the state. The Center for Health Information and Analysis, created by...
09/02/14 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this...
By Sean Lengell | 08/27/14 06:18 PM
Many say lawmakers are missing an opportunity to trim pork, waste and duplicative services from the budget.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/27/14 06:50 PM
A Washington Examiner analysis of congressional spending accounts found millions of tax dollars being spent on what amounts to free advertising for House members.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/27/14 10:11 AM
This year the federal debt will be double what it was before the financial crisis, Congress' budget scorekeeper projected Wednesday morning.
08/23/14 05:30 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program. The department says it will use the $1.74 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide additional...
By Justin Green | 08/20/14 02:11 PM
How on Earth have textbooks become so wildly expensive?
By Timothy P. Carney | 08/13/14 01:42 PM
Being the chief export subsidizer in the country carries lots of responsibilities including, apparently, barnstorming the country to try and rally the businesses you subsidize to push lawmakers to keep the subsidies flowing. This ain't cheap.
By Kelly Cohen | 08/07/14 05:38 PM
Federal agencies failed to account for $619 billion in grants and loans by not reporting the spending at all or reporting it incorrectly or late, according to an internal government watchdog.
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