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Budget Conference Committee

Prospects Dim For Fast Renewal Of Unemployment Benefits

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects dimmed Monday for a quick extension of expiring unemployment benefits as Republican officials said they would not agree ...

Unlikely Allies Find Common Ground -- Can Congress?

Jaimie Woo | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

The American public has seen it all -- a government shutdown for the first time in 18 years, and what seems like the strongest partisan gridlock in history. Well, time is almost up again.

Sabrina Siddiqui

New Bill Would Force Congress To Stay In Washington Until It Passes A Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Rep. Louise Slaughter, the senior Democrat on the House Rules Committee, introduced legislation Wednesday that would prevent Co...

Michael McAuliff

The Iron Lady Of Washington's Budget Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When your opponents' legislative style bears frequent comparison to the antics of angry toddlers, perhaps what's needed is a lead negoti...

Sam Stein

Lawmakers Confront Major Sticking Point In Budget Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As a group of top lawmakers looks to hammer out a relatively small-bore budget agreement by mid-December, it's becoming increasingly app...

As Budget Conference Begins, 1.5 Percent 2014 Social Security COLA Underscores Need to Address Retirement Security Crisis

Ben Veghte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ben Veghte

As another historically low Social Security COLA is announced for 2014, our country faces two distinct challenges in budget and retirement security policy. The Budget Committee must deal with a range of challenges relating to restoring equitable growth and opportunity.

Chief GOP Budget Negotiator Backs Raising Revenue

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole, one of the key Republican negotiators on a possible budget deal, said Friday that he would support raising revenue and more of...

Budget Conference Provides an Excellent Opportunity to Carefully Examine Rep. Ryan's 'Entitlement' Proposals

Scott Lilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Paul Ryan has indicated that "entitlement reform" will be at the top of his agenda. Committee members should listen carefully to what he has to say and encourage him to provide more details than he has so far offered on how his proposed savings would be accomplished.

Jason Linkins

This Should Be Fun: Sen. Bernie Sanders Will Be On Budget Conference Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

In what can only be seen as good news for people who like traditional earned-benefit programs like Social Security and Medicare, here's one name that ...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Members Back Simple Solution Leaders Won't Embrace

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Time is running out, but there's still a simple solution to the twin fiscal terrors Congress seems intent on inflicting on America: Just...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Republicans Spent Year Blocking Budget Conference

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans decided Monday that government shutdown or not, it was more important for them to keep trying to strike a blow against...