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Gop Government Spending

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Passes Continuing Resolution To Fund Government, Protect Defense Against Sequester Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to keep the federal government funded through the end of the fiscal year, seeking to avert ...

Republicans Already Winning On Pivotal Issue

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans and other fiscal conservatives keep insisting on more federal austerity and a smaller government. Without much fanfare ...

GOP Lawmakers Spin The Facts In Key Argument

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's an outrageous tale: The federal government spends one out of every $10 in transportation aid on wasteful projects such as refurbish...

Scott Brown Makes Surprising Comments On Looming Government Shutdown

Luke Johnson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) called out Congress Monday on the possibility of a government shutdown if the current continuing resolution is not renewed ...

Republicans' Biggest Fear: Proof That Government Spending Works, Destroying Their Brand

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If major job-creating legislation is passed, and millions of jobs are indeed created, the right-wing economic catechism that government spending and counter-cyclical deficit spending do not work will be vanquished.

Tyler Kingkade

DOMA Defense: Boehner Complaint Dropped By Watchdog Group CREW

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced he would spend $500,000 to hire an outside law firm to defend the Defense of Marriage...

While Attacking Government Spending, GOP Govs Quietly Accept Federal Cash

Talking Points Memo | Brian Beutler | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics

Republican governors stormed into state houses this January after campaigning against federal spending, and various so-called state bailouts. They won...

Conservatives Balk At Stopgap Spending Bill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservative Republicans on Capitol Hill began Monday to come out against a measure to keep the government running for three more w...

GOP Budget-Cutting Plan Marks Political Gamble

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican drive to cut spending, which begins in earnest this week, marks a political gamble that the public's hunger for smal...

Ryan Grim

House GOP Gets Specific: See What They'd Cut

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Leading conservative House Republicans announced Thursday some specific programs they plan to target in service of their campaign pledge to cut govern...

Congress Unlikely To Extend Hand To Ailing States

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Cut spending, raise taxes and fees, and accept billions of dollars from Congress. That's been the formula for states trying to surv...

Earmark Ban Supporters Find New Ways To Funnel Government Money Into Pet Projects

The New York Times | Ron Nixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No one was more critical than Representative Mark Steven Kirk when President Obama and the Democratic majority in the Congress sought passage last yea...

Earmark Lovers Feast On Pork Before Tea Party-Backed GOP Insurgents Storm Congress

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The spending barons on Capitol Hill, long used to muscling past opponents of bills larded with pet projects, are seeking one last v...

Hal Rogers, 'Prince Of Pork,' To Be Appointed GOP Chairman Of House Appropriations Committee

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Kentucky congressman who has honed his skills at winning pork-barrel projects is in line to head the House committee that will spearhead the Republi...

GOP Could Pick 'Prince Of Pork' To Become Next House Appropriations Committee Chairman

ABC News | Jonathan Karl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, who will Republicans choose to run the committee that controls the government's purse strings? Will it be a proven deficit hawk? A fiscal conser...