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Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Restore, Strengthen Federal Trust Funds Congress
Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Restore, Strengthen Federal Trust Funds
2019-12-05 21:44:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats on Thursday endorsed a proposal to create congressional committees specifically tasked to restore and strengthen endangered federal trust funds. The coalition of fiscally-responsible, centrist Democrats said in a statement that without... Read More

House Pushes ‘Dozen Bills or None’ Approach to Spending Talks Federal Budget
House Pushes ‘Dozen Bills or None’ Approach to Spending Talks

WASHINGTON — House Democratic leaders are insisting that all 12 overdue spending bills for the current fiscal year must be finalized before any of them can reach the floor, according to sources familiar with strategy talks. The demand for some... Read More

Congress Seeks to Avoid an Appropriations Nightmare Before Christmas Federal Budget
Congress Seeks to Avoid an Appropriations Nightmare Before Christmas

WASHINGTON — Congress returns to Washington this week with a challenging to-do list for December that not only includes drafting articles of impeachment and finalizing a massive trade deal, but also funding the government. Appropriators and congressional leadership have just... Read More

Blue Dogs Urge House Leadership, Committee Chairs to Abide by PAYGO Congress
Blue Dogs Urge House Leadership, Committee Chairs to Abide by PAYGO
2019-11-26 14:00:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition is again urging the House leadership and committee chairs to abide by the bipartisan "Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rule, which requires Congress to pay for new priorities. The letter sent Monday is the second the coalition... Read More

Blue Dogs Assail Stop-Gap Spending Measure As 'No Way to Govern' Federal Budget
Blue Dogs Assail Stop-Gap Spending Measure As 'No Way to Govern'
2019-11-19 22:32:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON— The House passed a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep federal agencies running for another month, but at least one group of House Democrats, the Blue Dog Coalition, said having Congress "lurching from one self-imposed deadline to another... Read More

Congress Plans to Punt Government Shutdown Deadline to Dec. 20 Federal Budget
Congress Plans to Punt Government Shutdown Deadline to Dec. 20

WASHINGTON — Congress plans to extend government funding through Dec. 20, averting the risk of a shutdown next week but setting up a potential spending fight amid likely impeachment votes before the end of the year, according to lawmakers and... Read More

Mark Sanford Suspends 2020 Presidential Campaign 2020 Elections
Mark Sanford Suspends 2020 Presidential Campaign
2019-11-12 21:19:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former Congressman and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford suspended his longshot campaign for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, explaining that sometimes "you've got to be a realist." Standing outside the New Hampshire statehouse while holding an oversized trillion-dollar... Read More

Impeachment on Collision Course With Possible Shutdown Impeachment
Impeachment on Collision Course With Possible Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Congress could navigate a shutdown and a presidential impeachment inquiry if lawmakers and the Trump administration can’t reach an agreement on government funding during the next three weeks. The two events haven’t overlapped before in the nation’s history.... Read More

Federal Deficit Just Shy of $1 Trillion for 2019, Highest Since 2012 Federal Budget
Federal Deficit Just Shy of $1 Trillion for 2019, Highest Since 2012
2019-10-25 20:00:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The federal deficit for fiscal year 2019 was $984 billion, $205 billion more than in the prior fiscal year, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Friday afternoon. The final accounting from the Treasury Department of the Office of Management... Read More

Budget Hawks Debut PAYGO Tracker 'To Keep Lawmakers Accountable' Federal Budget
Budget Hawks Debut PAYGO Tracker 'To Keep Lawmakers Accountable'
2019-10-10 21:19:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget debuted a new tool Thursday -- a PAYGO Tracker -- to keep tabs on how well lawmakers are abiding by budget rules requiring new spending and tax cuts to be offset.... Read More

Federal Deficit Reached $984 Billion in FY2019, Highest in 7 years, CBO estimates Federal Budget
Federal Deficit Reached $984 Billion in FY2019, Highest in 7 years, CBO estimates
2019-10-10 20:35:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The federal deficit reached $984 billion in fiscal year 2019, with spending far out pacing revenue, according to an estimate released by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office this week. This would be an increase of $205 billion over... Read More

Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan Spending Transparency Legislation Congress
Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan Spending Transparency Legislation
2019-10-04 18:07:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition on Friday endorsed H.R. 3830, the Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act, a bipartisan bill that would provide Americans with more information on how federal tax dollars are being spent and help eliminate duplicative and wasteful government... Read More

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