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Democrats In Congress Probably Won’t Like Budget Deal

The Trump administration and congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle struck a budget deal Monday, and House Democrats may not react well to some of its details. House Democrats will find it hard to negotiate for policy changes using the deal, like pushing for federal funding of abortion as prohibited by the Hyde Amendment or clamping down on ...

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Joni Ernst Bestows Wasteful Government Spending Award To The Department Of Defense |

Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst awarded her monthly “Squeal Award” to the Pentagon on Thursday for wasteful government spending. Ernst gave the award to the Department of Defense for the month of May partly because of its purchase of 25 coffee cups valued at $1,220 each. The “Squeal Award” is part of the “Make ‘Em Squeal” campaign, which is meant ...

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Chip Roy Slams Mitch McConnell Over Proposal To Bust Spending Caps

Republican Texas Rep. Chip Roy called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday for proposing to President Donald Trump a budget measure that would increase the discretionary spending caps. “Today, [McConnell] meets w/ [Trump] to pitch busting spending caps (again),” Roy tweeted. “Let’s be clear: this would be a very swamp thing to do. Holding to the caps (as ...

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White House Releases 2020 Budget Monday

White House South Portico

On Monday, March 11, White House Office of Management and Budget acting Director Russ Vought will release the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget for the federal government. “A Budget for a Better America: Promises Kept. Taxpayers First.” outlines this Administration’s key funding priorities, which include addressing wasteful Washington spending, strengthening our southern border, promoting a healthy American economy, and maintaining ...

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Mitch McConnell To Introduce Short-Term Funding Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday he would be introducing a short-term funding bill that would fund the government until Feb. 8, as funding is set to expire Friday. The passing of the legislation is supposed to give both sides time to debate funding for a border wall, which has become the main issue for government funding. Republicans have ...

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Trump announces ‘nickel plan’, asks administration heads to cut budgets by 5% or more

President Donald Trump asked the members of his cabinet to cut at least 5% of their budgets for the next fiscal year in an effort he termed the “nickel plan.” “I ask each of you to come back with a 5% budget cut from your various departments,” Trump said Wednesday in a cabinet meeting. “We may do another nickel plan next ...

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H.R.6157 – Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 [full text]

H.R. 6157 2019 Omnibus spending bill

AT THE SECOND SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday, the third day of January, two thousand and eighteen Making consolidated appropriations for the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and ...

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White House announces rescission package to cut spending by $15.4 billion

White House Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Russ Vought penned an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal announcing the Trump administration’s rescission package that is structured to cut $15.4 billion in spending this fiscal year. “Washington has a spending problem. The national debt is now more than $21 trillion and the deficit could reach $1 trillion next ...

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White House Is Taking An Axe To Congress’ Massive Spending Spree

  by Robert Donachie President Donald Trump’s administration is going to roll out a recision package Monday that will claw back $11 billion from what Congress has already agreed to spend, a GOP aide told The Daily Caller News Foundation. TheDCNF was the first to report on May 2 the president was looking to roll back $25 billion, but that figure changed ...

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What’s in the 2018 Omnibus Spending Law? H.R. 1625: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018

President Donald Trump signed H.R. 1625: “The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018” into law on Friday. The law funds the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2018, but at over 2200 pages, what’s actually in it? Basically, the Act provides funding for each of the agencies and departments of the federal government. The law also provides guidance for how ...

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What’s in the budget bill for the military that the president just signed


President Donald Trump signed Friday the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 that lays out funding levels for government agencies and departments through the end of fiscal year 2018. The measure includes a pay raise for service members in particular and increased spending on defense overall. Highlights from H.R. 1625: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Funds the 2.4% pay increase for service members ...

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H.R. 1625 – The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 [full text]

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H.R. 1625 was signed into law on March 23, 2018. This bill became the vehicle for passage of the government spending bill for the remainder of fiscal year 2018. If you’re wondering what’s in the spending bill the president signed on Friday, here are the details: Full Text of H.R. 1625: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018

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