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Spending Bill

Elise Foley

GOP Senators Threaten To Derail All Bills That Don't Cut Debt

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Republican senators led by David Vitter of Louisiana sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Thursday tha...

Howard Fineman

Tea Time: New Era Of Leadership Begins With Blocked Spending Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new, more Republican Congress won't arrive in town until next month, but the Tea Party Era unofficially began on the Hill Thursday n...

John McCain To Tea Party: 'Grab Your Pitchforks'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) pulled out the rebellious rhetoric Thursday morning, telling Tea Partyers to "grab your pitchforks" against the bipartisan ...

Elise Foley

Cornyn, Thune Plan Assault On Health Care In Spending Bill Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans who requested millions of dollars worth of earmarks in the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2011 are now calling ...

Republicans Abandon Tough Talk On Deficits With First Spending Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans who have spent months demanding spending cuts blanched Wednesday at their first opportunity to actually make them...

Ryan Grim

Pelosi: House Will Pass COBRA Subsidies, State Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Tuesday that the House would return to the debate over COBRA subsidies and aid to state governments when Congr...

Senate Passses $1.1 trillion spending bill to Obama

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Sunday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill with increased budgets for vast areas of the federal government, includin...

House Passes Bill To Prevent Government Shutdown

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House passed legislation Friday to head off a government shutdown next week by temporarily extending spending on most federal p...

Obama Signs "Imperfect" Spending Bill In Private

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, sounding weary of criticism over federal earmarks, defended Congress' pet projects Wednesday as he signed a...

Obama Earmark Reform Remarks (FULL TEXT)

AP/MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama plans to sign a massive spending bill to keep the federal government running, even though it is stashed with the very kinds of ...

Omnibus Spending Bill: Highlights Of What It Contains

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Highlights of the $410 billion omnibus spending bill funding 12 Cabinet departments and lesser agency budgets for 2009: ____...

House Approves $410B Bill To Boost Domestic Spending

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House pushed through a $410 billion measure Wednesday that boosted domestic programs, bristled with earma...

Senate Approves $25 Billion Automaker Loan In Spending Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Automakers gained $25 billion in taxpayer-subsidized loans and oil companies won elimination of a long-standing ban on drilling off...

Senate sends big spending bill to Bush to sign

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Automakers gained $25 billion in taxpayer-subsidized loans and oil companies won elimination of a long-standing ban on drilling off...

Earmarks: Faster And Easier Than Ever Thanks To Innovation

Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson

Its earmark season on Capitol Hill, and this year, thanks to technology, it will be even easier for members of Congress to get their earmark requests sorted out and submitted.

Bush Signs $555 Billion Spending Bill

AP | Ben Feller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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

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...