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Congress Passes Two-Week Funding Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown

The House and Senate passed legislation Thursday afternoon that will fund the federal government for two weeks in order to avoid a shutdown. This comes as the House of Representatives canceled votes for the week after former President George H.W. Bush passed away on Nov. 30, despite the risk of a possible government shutdown. The passing of the legislation will give both ...

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The Phony White House Charm Offensive

Not only did the White House disavow the GOP’s 10-year budget plan put forth by House budget chief Rep. Paul Ryan, the White House will not release its budget until early April, a pattern true to the form displayed over Barack Obama’s time in office. White House press secretary Jay Carney verbally attacked Ryan’s budget, saying it would punish middle-class ...

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Yes, budget cuts can help the economy

The left tells us that there is no way to keep the economy going if federal spending is reduced – they are wrong. On a simplistic and illogical level sure, taking any money out of the economy might shrink it, but that is the same short-term thinking that has led to a non-recovery from the prior recession, lackluster employment and ...

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As Clock Ticks, Democrat Majority Refuses To Address Budget Or Looming Defense Cuts

“The responsible thing is to fix this problem now and not leave the Defense Department in turmoil. They won’t even send an answer to Sen. Thune and I and McCain’s request for where the cuts are going to occur.” WASHINGTON, September 13—Sen. Sessions joined Sens. John Thune, John McCain, and Kelly Ayotte today on the Senate floor today to discuss ...

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Sen. Sessions Addresses Last-Minute Cancellation Of Budget Mark-Up

“I truly believe the president decided, not long after the Simpson-Bowles commission met, that he was not going to make tough decisions on tough spending issues. Harry Reid decided the same thing. For three years—through a systemic, deliberate, planned effort—they have violated the statutory requirement to bring up a budget, avoided having multiple votes that when you move a budget ...

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The GOP Budget: Hope for a Fiscally Conservative Future

The federal government has few constitutional powers and responsibilities. One of those responsibilities that made the Founding Father’s very short list is that Congress shall pass a budget every year. Given how much time our elected officials spend on Capitol Hill, you would think that this responsibility would not be overwhelming. Apparently, it is. As Conservative Daily News reported last week, it ...

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