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Spending Bill

Flawed 'CRomnibus' Spending Bill Hurts Latino Families and Workers

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 02.21.2015 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

Beyond recklessly rolling back the financial protections of Dodd-Frank, Congress tacked on several other policy changes to the spending bill that threaten the lives and livelihoods of working families.

Elizabeth Warren: An Honest and Courageous Woman in a Cowardly and Centrist Democratic Party

H. A. Goodman | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Wall Street may have won today, and will probably win again tomorrow, but at least we all have Elizabeth Warren to defend the people of this country from those who'd bet the farm and get the farm back when they inevitably lose the bet.

Democrats Bow Down to Wall Street

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Negotiators from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are in Washington this week for a new round of talks which they hope will lead them closer to agreement on the trade deal. President Obama has called passage of TPP a "high priority."

Senate Agrees To Hold Spending Bill Vote

AP | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats and Republicans have reached agreement for a final vote on the $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday. The long-te...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Harry Reid Muscles Nominees Through In Final Days As Senate Majority Leader | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is using his last days at the helm of Congress' upper chamber to push through some of Preside...

Senate Republicans Object To Spending Bill Over Immigration

AP | By DAVID ESPO and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama's signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate in...

Who You Callin' Massive? The 'CRomnibus' Actually Cuts Discretionary Spending to Historic Lows as Share of GDP

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

True, the CRomnibus, the nickname of the bill to fund the federal government through next September, runs to over 1,600 pages. But I suspect most readers will associate the "m" word with massive amounts of government spending, and that's just plain wrong.

Dana Liebelson

Spending Bill Measure Could Give States Millions In Extra Dollars To Teach That Premarital Sex is Wrong | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

The spending package unveiled by Congress this week includes a new measure that allows states to get more federal funding -- potentially totaling mill...

Lawmakers Reach Agreement On $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

AP | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and d...

House Passes Spending Bill Slashing Funding For Wall Street Oversight

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

By Emily Stephenson and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday p...

House Republican Spending Bill Seeks To Block Obama's Carbon Rules

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives on Tuesday ratcheted up efforts to stop the...

Ted Cruz Dreams Up Another Defund Obamacare Fight, To No Avail

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), notorious for his hours-long speech that led to the government shutdown in October, hoped to name a new target ...

House Passes Giant Bill

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House has approved a massive $1.1 trillion bill financing government agencies this year. With none of the dram...

Spending Bill: FEC Budget Still Below 2010 Levels

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal January 14, 2014This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investig...

Massive Bill Shows Fruits Of Conservative Victory

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — At an unlikely-to-be-read 1,582 pages, Congress' $1.1 trillion spending bill is precisely the sort of massive legislation that Rep...

$1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Would Bury Budget Battles

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional negotiators Monday night released a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would pay for the operations of ...

Negotiators Reach Agreement On $1 Trillion Spending Bill

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Negotiators in the U.S. Congress have reached agreement on a $1 trillion spending bill for consideration this week in...

Lawmakers Finishing Secretive Process For Giant Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators trying to put the finishing touches on a $1.1 trillion spending bill reported Tuesday that they have made major progre...

Christie Says Shutdown Would Be 'A Failure'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) told CBS News he doesn't think Republicans should force a government shutdown. "I think there's gotta be a solut...

Senate Set To Vote Friday To Avert Shutdown

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate has scheduled vote for Friday on a temporary spending bill required to prevent a government shutdown. The chamber will also ...

Cruz, Lee Team Up To Delay Spending Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are the odd men out in the Senate – to both Republicans and Democrats. The GOP's frustration with the tea p...

'Monsanto Protection Act' Set To Expire

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

The so-called Monsanto Protection Act is set to expire, and will not be included in a bill designed to avert a government shutdown, according to a sta...

Ryan Grim

The Monsanto Protection Act Is Back | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will include an extension of the so-called Monsanto Protection Act in the spending bill designed to avert a government...

Obama Signs Measure Averting Government Shutdown

AP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running through the end of September. The measure...

Government Funding Bill Sails Through House

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Thursday passed a huge spending bill to keep the government open through the end of September, sidestepping any threat of a go...