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Omnibus Spending

4 Ways Congress Just Screwed Up Pensions

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.14.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

When the Senate approved the omnibus spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down, it also delivered a blow to some retirees who collect pensions. In a little-discussed provision of the bill, certain multi-employer pension plans were given the go-ahead to reduce pension checks to current recipients by up to 60 percent. Didn't see that coming, did you?

Another Nail in the Coffin of Offshore Drilling Safety Reform

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Earmarks were not the only government spending plans that died when Harry Reid pulled the Senate omnibus spending bill this week. So, too, did fees a...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Tells Keith Olbermann 'The Tea Party Won This Round'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Howard Fineman appeared on Keith Olbermann Thursday to discuss the GOP's newfound opposition to the "omnibus" spending bill, which contains millions o...

Democrats Stung By Dissenters

Washington Post | Shailagh Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic leaders in Congress did not expect much Republican support as they pressed President Obama's ambitious legislative agenda. But the pushback...