Cutting IRS funding may make an aid bill easier to pass in the House, but it feeds the dynamic that nearly led to a government shutdown earlier in the year.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says there will be another vote Thursday to begin consideration of the biggest annual spending bill, the one for defense.
Far-right rebels in his own party are making GOP House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s life miserable – again.
As a spending bill to fund the U.S. government struggled in the House, a coalition of 87 groups says new cuts are unacceptable.
The national debt resulted from both spending and tax policy, but the latter is off limits.
Republicans like government spending just fine — as long as it's on programs they support.
Setting annual caps on outlays by government agencies and programs sounded smart in 2011 — until everyone agreed to ignore them.
The House Speaker seems to have embraced cuts previously outlined by various House Republicans.
“It’s pretty sad if you ask me,” Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii said when asked about the West Virginia senator's outline of a $1.5 trillion reconciliation bill.
Democrats could make debt limit standoffs a thing of the past — if they wanted to.