At that time, Democrats were in control of the Senate. Now, the GOP runs the show in both chambers, and is intent on passing
If the Republican leadership can sell it to enough of its members, it could be a way out of the perpetual crisis machine that the budget has become. By separating the politics from the actual real-world results, it allows both factions of the Republican Party to get what they want.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), notorious for his hours-long speech that led to the government shutdown in October, hoped to name a new target Thursday in his relentless fight to defund Obamacare.
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), notorious for his hours-long speech that led to the government shutdown in October
Associated Press writers Stacy A. Anderson and Jennifer Agiesta contributed to this report. If legislators decided to drop
Since sequestration is unlikely to be replaced anytime soon, spending in the coming fiscal year will likely be capped at
Most observers expect Congress will somehow pass a measure this fall funding the government temporarily at current levels
The disagreement stems from a familiar ideological divide: President Barack Obama wants to boost investment in areas he argues
In his congressional testimony yesterday, Fed Chair Ben Bernanke called out the Congress. He warned them to stop the reckless and mindless spending cuts that are killing jobs and growth. His warnings fell on deaf ears in the Congress.
Underlying all of the policy-speak, the Lame Duck budget battle is really about one question. Will the 1% of Americans who had the party that caused the deficit be asked to pay the bill?