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Balanced budget amendment needed to get US fiscal house in order

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That amount of debt equals almost $ 230,000 per taxpayer. In 1960, the debt to GDP ratio was around 54%. Now, it is 125%.  As much as I oppose the Democrats current spending plan, called Build Back Better, I also ac...

Democrats sold the Build Back Better ‘fully funded’ lie based on budget gimmicks

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This month, that lie collapsed, and with West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin's withdrawal from negotiations with President Joe Biden, the bill has been shelved—for now.  TEAM BIDEN WILL PAY A HEFTY PRICE FOR THEI...

Budget Christmas 101: Pandemic hardships don’t mean the holidays are canceled

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The holidays are often a time when financial goals are in opposition with showing people love in the grandest of ways. Reining in holiday spending could be the absolute last thing people want to do, but during pand...

Democrats say Biden’s ‘hands partly tied’ on Ukraine assistance by budget gridlock

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Washington Democratic lawmakers say President Joe Biden's "hands are partly tied" when it comes to sending new military equipment to Ukraine to fend off a potential Russian invasion because Congress has still not pas...

DeSantis budget plan contains $8 million to remove illegal immigrants from Florida

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"In yesterday’s budget, I put in $ 8 million for us to be able to transport people here illegally out of the state of Florida," DeSantis said in a Friday press conference. "It’s somewhat tongue in cheek, but it is t...

Biden to nominate Nani Coloretti as budget deputy director

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President Joe Biden will nominate Nani Coloretti to serve as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget after elevating Shalanda Young to serve as the agency's permanent director, according to sources fa...

Biden to nominate Shalanda Young as budget director, elevating well-respected deputy

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President Joe Biden will nominate Shalanda Young to lead the Office of Management and Budget, two officials said, elevating her to join the Cabinet after serving as deputy budget director during the first year of th...

Democrats’ clean energy program will likely be cut from massive budget bill

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The Clean Electricity Performance Program, the cornerstone climate policy in Democrats' massive social safety net package, will likely be dropped from the final budget deal after pushback from Sen. Joe Manchin of We...

For families like mine, the social services in Biden’s budget proposal are a choice between life and death

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Rachael Scarborough King is an associate professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely her own. View more opinion on CNN. In the fall of 20...

Kids could be the budget bill’s big winners — or losers

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President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are poised to channel historic investments into programs for kids -- if they can navigate around competing demands, particularly from programs for seniors, as they sli...

Some Michigan health departments back off mask and quarantine orders after GOP budget provision targets their funding

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Some Michigan local health departments are rescinding school mask mandates and other measures intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus after Republican state lawmakers approved a budget that threatens the fund...

Rep. Hinson slams Dems for ‘broken’ budget process

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ASHLEY HINSON: This budget process has been broken from the very start. We saw that with how they [Democrats] laid out the reconciliation process. They set an artificial target and an artificial deadline and then sai...

Office of Management and Budget begins government shutdown prep, just in case

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The government is due to run out of funding on September 30 without congressional action, so it's about that time again. When the US government is within seven days of a potential shutdown, no matter the circumstanc...

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s $16 billion budget proposal includes more spending on police amid gun violence spike

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The mayor's $ 16 billion spending package boosts police spending to $ 1.9 billion, up from $ 1.7 billion in 2021, the Chicago Tribune reported. The proposal came after a bloody weekend that saw nine homicides acro...

Climate measures in budget bill could cut nearly 1 billion tons of emissions per year by 2030, analysis finds

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Six major climate provisions in congressional Democrats' massive budget bill could slash US greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 1 billion tons per year by 2030, a new analysis from the nonpartisan Rhodium Group found...

Economists urge Democratic leaders to pass immigration revamp in budget reconciliation bill

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A group of economists urged congressional leadership to add a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants to a budget reconciliation bill, arguing that it would bolster the US economy, according to a letter o...

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