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Congressional Spending

Zach Carter

The Levy Breaks: Democrats Rage Against Obama Over Wall Street Giveaway

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than a month after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) landed a new Senate leadership position, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Ne...

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...

Congress Robs Peter To Pay Paul

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is cutting back armed air marshals but increasing funding to deal with a surge in unaccompanied immigrant children. It's...

Tea Party Reps Abuse Franking Privileges

The Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Freshman GOP lawmakers have decried runaway government spending, but they're still willing to use their taxpayer-funded postage privileges to send mai...

No Budget? No Pay!

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact
Jonathan_Miller

"No Budget, No Pay" will force our leaders to suffer financial consequences should they continue to fail to act to get our government moving forward again.  Or, hopefully, it will help convince them to see the light, put aside their labels, and act in the country's best interests.

Upping the Ante

Gene Karpinski | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

This energy and environment spending bill contains more than three dozen anti-environment policy measures that have absolutely no place in a budget measure.

Andrea Stone

Roman Holiday: Congressmen And Wives Spending Taxpayer Money For European Trip

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Summer is upon us and that means only one thing in the nation's capital: time for Congress to take a holiday at government expense. F...

Report Reveals House's Biggest, Smallest Spenders In First Quarter

CNN | Lisa Desjardins | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

We now have the first expense reports for the 112th House of Representatives. The 3293-page Statement of Disbursements shows how much of their office ...

Congress Spends $1.2 Million Monthly Keeping Old Media Alive

AOL News | Ernie Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One group of people not contributing to the erosion of paid newspaper subscriptions: our duly elected representatives and their staffs....

What Congress Is Doing With $1 Billion Of YOUR Tax Dollars

AOL News | Ernie Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Together, the Sunlight Foundation's three databases of this internal congressional spending -- prepared in coordination with the Capitol Hill newspape...

Millions In Congressional Travel Costs Unreported

Roll Call | Paul Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Members of Congress routinely fail to report millions of dollars worth of costs that they are racking up on foreign trips, according to Treasury Depar...

Congressional Spending By The Numbers

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's what it costs to run the House of Representatives for a year: $30 million for Members and staff to travel around the country, $48 million for o...

Congress Takes the Pledge -- But First a Little Binge

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

And now, ladies and gentlemen, direct from Capitol Hill for your after-dinner entertainment -- won't you give it up, please, for: Your Congressional Chorus!

Bush Signs $555 Billion Spending Bill

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush, still voicing concern about special project spending by Congress, signed a $555 billion bill Wednesday that funds the Iraq war well in...