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Republicans Release Bill To Keep Government Open, Add Money To Defense

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― After Democrats spent the better part of Tuesday complaining that Republicans had locked them out of negotiations on a stopgap spending...

Mitch McConnell Wants To Put Off A Real Budget Even Longer

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Republican leaders are considering lengthening a short-term spending deal until May to accommodate an already-jammed congressional sche...

Senate Votes To Consider Funding Bill No One Has Seen

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Senate pushed ahead with a bill to fund the government and combat the Zika virus Tuesday, voting to start work on the measure befor...

Republicans Want To Use Zika Funding Bill To Keep Truckers On The Road Longer

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Want to keep the government open? Want to fund the Zika response? The trucking industry and Republican allies in Congress say the price...

The Export-Import Bank Provision That Could Be A Problem In Government Funding Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Thirty-six conservative advocacy groups warned on Friday that a potential Export-Import Bank provision in the upcoming bill to keep the...

Senate Democrats Want A Clean Slate For The Next President

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats won’t go along with any legislation that funds the government into next year, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday...

"Pray" for Success: How to Take the Guesswork Out of Social Finance

Jason Saul | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Jason Saul

We believe that the future of SIBs and social finance is brighter than ever. But if we are to create a true social capital market, we must be more rigorous, intentional and outcomes-driven than the current approaches.

The Passion of Arts Advocates Driving Change: Kennedy, U.S. Lawmakers, and You

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Earlier this month I was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, giving a lecture on arts and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Policy. ...

Nancy Pelosi Not Confident Votes Are There To Pass Critical Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Minutes after throwing her support behind a sweeping year-end bill to fund the government, which Congress needs to pass before it leaves...

Lawmakers Finally Reach Deal On Spending Bill, Tax Package

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After weeks of closed-door meetings and late-night negotiations, Republicans and Democrats finally reached an agreement Tuesday night on...

Republicans Ready For December Shutdown As Boehner Exits

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress may currently look like a bit of a mess after coming to the cliff of a government shutdown and backing away, but December will ...

Senate Takes A Step Toward Keeping The Government Open

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate took the first formal step toward averting a government shutdown Monday, advancing a bill that will keep the federal machine ...

Senate Blocks Government Funding Bill Tied To Abortion

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than a week before the government runs out of money, the Senate failed Thursday to advance a bill that would have kept federal...

A Top Democrat Cautions Republicans Not To Burn Down The House

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) lamented the dwindling time remaining for the House and Senate to avoid a government shutdown on...

GOP Senator Has Some Harsh Words For Her Party About The Planned Parenthood Fight

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) doesn't want to play games anymore. In a matter of days, the government could shut down if Congress doesn't p...

McConnell Sets Up Shutdown Fight

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) set up a contentious battle Tuesday that could shut down the government, offering up a bi...

Dems Say GOP Has Learned Nothing With Shutdown Looming

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than three weeks before the government runs out of money, Democrats charged Wednesday that Republicans have learned nothing from pa...

Harry Reid Mocks GOP Understanding Of 'Negotiation'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans will avoid shutting down the government in the fall by negotiating with Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R...

Fall Crises Will Be 'Exciting,' Vacation-Bound Boehner Says

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With a potential government shutdown, a contentious Iran deal, a debt-ceiling crisis and other problems looming in the fall, House Speak...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes Government Funding Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed the $1.1 trillion government funding bill Saturday night that will keep Uncle Sam in business through next September, ...

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz Mocks GOP Leaders, Sparks Marathon Session On Spending Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is all but guaranteed to pass a $1.1 trillion grab-bag funding bill to keep the government open. But the effort to pass the b...

Religion and State: School Vouchers and Clergy Parsonage

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

As a religious Jew deeply invested in Jewish education, it is obvious that I should have an inherent interest to advocate for government funding for religious education, but I feel that it corrodes other deeply cherished values of justice.

Spending My Life Ending Sexual Violence, I Think the Government Should Spend Some Too

Terri Poore | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Terri Poore

What most breaks my heart about this approach to funding is that, for the first time in my 20 years of doing this work, I can see that sexual violence is truly coming out of the shadows and that communities are ready to address the problem.

Can Educational Innovations Go To National Scale?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

In conversations about evidence-based reform, I often hear the objection that "we don't really know how to take proven innovations to scale" or that "...

Is 'Convergence' the Next Revolution in Science?

James M. Gentile | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

Convergence indeed represents a new era of solving complex scientific questions, certainly in, but not limited to, the biomedical sciences.