Topic: U.S. House Committee on Appropriations
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan releases his spending limits for the 2011 House budget. Democrats say the cuts are unconscionable. Some Republicans say they're too small.
02/03/2011 09:40 pm
The new set of House rules requires that new spending be offset by cuts, not new revenues. And members are supposed to roll back spending by their own offices, too.
01/06/2011 01:26 pm
Passage of the spending bill, which goes to Obama for signing, averts a midnight government shutdown. It also leaves the bitter fight over spending to the next Congress.
12/21/2010 09:44 pm
As highway funding from the gas tax inevitably declines, revenue sources from high speed rail is being scrutinized. Obama pledged $8 billion in stimulus funds to the technology, of which Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont have received $160 million so far.
10/15/2010 10:43 pm
With the federal deficit at $1.5 trillion, some voters are balking at politicians who tout a record of securing ‘pork barrel’ projects.
08/19/2010 01:21 pm
WikiLeaks documents didn’t undermine Congress's plan to pass a war-funding bill. And the Pentagon is rejecting calls for changes in how the military shares information with uniformed members.
07/28/2010 08:29 pm
WikiLeaks documents barely made a dent in Congress’s decision to continue funding a surge of US forces into Afghanistan. The House passed the measure 308 to 114.
07/28/2010 11:39 am
A Democratic House leader wants Congress to spend $10 billion to save teacher jobs. The White House has threatened a veto. Meanwhile, funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are in limbo.
07/14/2010 10:20 am
Nancy Pelosi is a master tactician and the most powerful speaker in a half century. Behind her personal brand of power politics – and whether she will still be speaker after the midterm elections.
07/13/2010 01:10 pm
Legal scholars laugh out loud at Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce's proposal to limit automatic citizenship and warn that it would be blatantly unconstitutional.
06/15/2010 03:44 pm