Economy

Treasury Department Aims to Make it Easier to Buy Single-Serve Wine
Economy
Treasury Department Aims to Make it Easier to Buy Single-Serve Wine
2019-07-01 20:49:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department, responding to an explosion in the sale of wine in cans and single-serve bottles, is seeking public comment of eliminating all but the minimum "stand of fill" for wine containers. In a Federal Register notice... Read More

Federal Debt on Track to Reach 'Unprecedented' Levels, CBO Says
Economy
Federal Debt on Track to Reach 'Unprecedented' Levels, CBO Says
2019-06-25 21:04:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The federal debt is on track to reach unprecedented levels in the next 30 years and will rise to 144 percent of the nation's gross domestic product by 2049 if current laws are maintained, the Congressional Budget Office... Read More

FOIA Doesn't Entitle Newspaper to Private Business Information
Supreme Court
FOIA Doesn't Entitle Newspaper to Private Business Information
2019-06-24 21:08:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the media and general public are not entitled to every bit of information a government body collects about private businesses. The underlying case came to the high court from South Dakota... Read More

Trump, Canada's Trudeau Talk Trade and China at White House Meeting
Trade
Trump, Canada's Trudeau Talk Trade and China at White House Meeting
2019-06-20 22:53:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House Thursday, to talk trade and their respective issues with China on a day otherwise dominated by concerns over an escalation in hostilities between the U.S.... Read More

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to Visit DC to Lobby for USMCA
Trade
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to Visit DC to Lobby for USMCA
2019-06-19 21:06:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in the nation's capital Wednesday evening to begin a busy 24 hours lobbying for U.S. passage of the USMCA trade deal. The prime minister will attend a reception hosted by David MacNaughton,... Read More

US Ports Warn Trump Tariffs Diminishing Competitiveness
Trade
US Ports Warn Trump Tariffs Diminishing Competitiveness
2019-06-18 20:49:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representatives of America's seaports are telling the U.S. Trade Representative this week that the Trump administration's current tariffs on Chinese goods, and threat to impose more, are weakening the nation's competitiveness and stymieing much needed infrastructure projects. The... Read More

Virginia Ban on Uranium Mining Upheld
State News
Virginia Ban on Uranium Mining Upheld
2019-06-17 19:52:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld Virginia's decades-old ban on mining radioactive uranium, holding "Congress conspicuously chose to leave untouched the States' historic authority over the regulation of mining activities on private lands within their borders." The... Read More

House Panel Hears Tales of Student Loan Woes From State Regulators
In The News
House Panel Hears Tales of Student Loan Woes From State Regulators
2019-06-13 16:51:35
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - State officials told the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Tuesday that questionable practices by the servicers of student loans are saddling a generation with enormous debt that if left unchecked could stifle economic growth across the nation.... Read More

Yarmuth: Budget Talks 'Not Going Very Well,
Political News
Yarmuth: Budget Talks 'Not Going Very Well," Sees Them Going Into September
2019-06-12 20:47:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Negotiations between House Democrats, the GOP-controlled Senate and the White House over a 2020 budget plan "are not going very well" and could very well extend to the September 30 deadline to avoid automatic spending caps, the chairman... Read More

Blue Dog's McAdams Stands Up Against Congressional Pay Raise
Political News
Blue Dog's McAdams Stands Up Against Congressional Pay Raise
2019-06-11 23:06:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representative Ben McAdams wants to block a salary increase for members of Congress that is automatically set to take effect in January. Toward that end he's introduced an amendment to the roughly $1 trillion package of spending bills... Read More

Tensions Between White House and Pelosi Take Center Stage at Fiscal Summit
Political News
Tensions Between White House and Pelosi Take Center Stage at Fiscal Summit
2019-06-11 23:04:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tried to make a joke of the string of questions she was being asked about impeachment and President Trump's recent disparaging of her during an appearance at a fiscal policy summit Tuesday morning.... Read More

Poll Finds Voters Agree Rising National Debt Is a Major Concern
Economy
Poll Finds Voters Agree Rising National Debt Is a Major Concern
2019-06-11 23:01:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – Whether they describe themselves as Republicans, Democrats, or supporters of a third party, America’s voters believe the nation’s ability to address important issues is inextricably tied to the national debt, a new poll finds. The poll, released Tuesday... Read More

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