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Congressional Budget

What You Need To Know About NASA's Extraordinary New Budget Plan For 2016

Casey Dreier | Posted 12.18.2015 | Science
Casey Dreier

After months of delay, Congress unveiled its plans for funding the federal government in 2016. NASA will fare extraordinarily well. The space agency will receive $19.3 billion--nearly $1.3 billion more than it did last year. Congress went to bat for NASA and pulled out a bigger increase than anyone expected.

What Portion of Our Collective Wealth Are We Willing to Invest So People Can Succeed?

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

The budget outline just passed by Congress would make massive cuts in anti-poverty programs. The president is right to reject that stunted vision and to insist that Congress stop the cuts and re-start investing.

Republican Budget Offers Deep Cuts To End Deficits In 2024

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a budget that seeks to eliminate deficits ...

The Black Congressional Budget No One Ever Talks About

The Root | Charles D. Ellison | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) federal budget proposal, crowded with unrealistic cuts on critical social programs, is like a s...

Fear and the Fiscal Cliff

Matthew Dowd | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Fear seems like a useful leadership tool, but in the end it is fear that prevents us as individuals, as leaders, as a country, and as a human race from becoming our best self.

Latinos Must Help Unify America - by Voting in 2012

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices
Fernando Espuelas

Latino-Americans can no longer afford to let other people vote for them. We cannot sit back and watch things happen to America, when we have the votes to achieve a better outcome for the nation.

Confessions of a Jailbird

Trish Vradenburg | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
Trish Vradenburg

Much to my surprise, I was one of the 41 people arrested on April 11th -- along with the Mayor and six members of the DC council.

Budget Time: No Dollars, No Sense

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It's budget time in Washington -- that very special time of year when the nation discovers yet again exactly how much less we've got, and how much more we'll need, than we ever imagined.

How do Health Care Lobby Dollars Match Influence in Congress?

Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adam Clark Estes

A better question might be: Who's really paying for and benefiting from reform? Taxpayers? Or health care industry lobbies?