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Congress Needs Your Voice to Build on Our Budget Deal

Sen. Patty Murray | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Sen. Patty Murray

While we absolutely need to continue to tackle our long-term budget deficit and debt challenges fairly and responsibly, we now have some breathing room to also focus on the other deficits facing our country.

House GOP Opposes Drive To Renew Jobless Aid

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House oppose a drive by Democrats to renew jobless benefits averaging less than $300 a week nationwide...

Congress Sees Little Progress In Budget Negotiations

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate budget negotiators say they're not close to an agreement but plan to keep at it. "We're trying to find common gr...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Think Tank Scholar vs. Adorable 10-Year-Old

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not often you get to see a Heritage Foundation scholar testifying side-by-side with a 10-year-old girl over the impacts of sequestr...

Michael McAuliff

Senator Hammers Heritage Foundation Testimony At Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) slammed a Heritage Foundation economist in an open Senate hearing Tuesday, suggesting the conservative ...

Dem Budget Clears First Hurdle

AP | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats have pushed a budget through committee that calls for roughly $1 trillion in new tax revenues over the coming decade an...

Murray's More Evenhanded Approach to Deficit Reduction Contrasts Sharply With Ryan's

Bob Greenstein | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

The budget that Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray released yesterday stands in sharp contrast to the one that her House counterpart, Paul Ryan, released on Tuesday. Hers is more appropriate to meet the nation's economic and fiscal challenges.

Your Voice Is Needed in the Budget Process

Sen. Patty Murray | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Sen. Patty Murray

The budget process and conversation is too often limited to bureaucrats and politicians. The truth is that the federal budget belongs to the American people. That's why I am proud to announce the launch of MyBudget, a new online platform for members of the public to engage with the Senate Budget Committee.

Amanda Terkel

Democrats Confident Tammy Baldwin Knows 'The Facts,' Assign Budget Committee Spot

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic leadership has given incoming Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) a prestigious position on the Senate Budget Committee, despite a Re...

Crisis Averted: Long Division Ace Fixes U.S. Budget

Pablo Andreu | Posted 09.14.2011 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

Aaron Ryder, a schoolboy from Raleigh, North Carolina, today solved America's debt crisis by applying long division best practices to the country's budget.

Sen. Conrad Unifies Dems Against Ryan Budget. Yes, Kent Conrad!

Roger Hickey | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Roger Hickey

I never thought I'd have the opportunity to thank Senator Kent Conrad, whose finest hour before retirement could be to help rally his party to fight Paul Ryan.

The Social Security Lock Box Hoax and the National Debt

Robert Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Auerbach

Anyone who has examined the U.S. Treasury and the central bank (the Federal Reserve) records knows the national debt clocks on the internet and in New York City generally display one misleading number.

Budget Deficit To Hit $1.48 Trillion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (By Richard Cowan and Kim Dixon) - The U.S. budget deficit this year will jump nearly 40 percent over prior forecasts, mostly due to the m...

Retail Sales Rise For The Sixth Month In A Row

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's expectations of only moderate economic growth this year, Americans are less worried about losing their...

Ryan Grim

Senate Test Vote Shows Broad Support For Breaking Up Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A test vote in the Senate Budget Committee on Thursday showed stronger support in the chamber for breaking up big banks than had previously been suspe...

Deficit Commission Gains Traction In White House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A bi-partisan commission that would tame the federal deficit by limiting cost-cutting decisions to a select number of lawmakers is gaining traction in...

Senate GOPers: We'll Block Health Care Under Reconciliation

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Judd Gregg has hundreds of procedural objections ready for a healthcare plan Democrats leaders want to speed through the Senate....

Grassley 'Getting Reamed Out' By GOP On Health Care

Washington Post | Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Most of the commentary on Chuck Grassley's truculence and back-pedaling has focused on his potential primary challenge and fear of the Iowa electorate...

At Least We All Now Know What the Health Care Reform Debate Is About

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

The following five developments made clear that America is not prepared for what it must do in regard to health care reform.

Conrad: Public Plan Doesn't Have The Votes In Senate

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier today, Sen. Kent Conrad, the North Dakota Democrat who chairs the Senate Budget Committee, introduced a "potential compromise" on the public p...

Geithner Defends Spending Plan, Says Increases Are Short Term

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Confronting misgivings, even in his own party, President Barack Obama mounted a stout defense of his blueprint to overhaul the econ...