Tag: budget

House GOP Unveils 2018 Budget Plan, Setting Up Tax Battle

On Monday, the Republican hopes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act essentially died, but by Tuesday morning the GOP was already moving on to the next big battle, a tax overhaul. On Tuesday morning, the House Budget Committee released its 2018 budget blueprint, which calls for significant increases in defense spending matched by…

White House Releases Trump Budget With Deep Cuts To Health Programs

The White House on Tuesday unveiled Trump’s first full budget. The $4.1 trillion plan includes steep cuts to Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, social services for the low-income and disabled, most federal agencies, farm subsidies, federal pension benefits, college loans, highway funds, medical research, and foreign aid, paired with billions more for the Pentagon,…

White House, Congressional Leaders Reach Tentative Budget Deal [VIDEO]

Congress have reached a tentative budget deal with the White House that would set funding levels for the next two years, extend the nation’s debt limit through 2017, and avoid routine talks of a government shutdown if approved.The 144-page bipartisan funding bill was posted online just before midnight, setting up a potential vote in the…

House GOP To Push For Bases On Mars, The Moon In New Bill

House Republicans are pushing for a base on Mars and will discuss their plan at a meeting of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee on Wednesday. The plan is part of legislation to reauthorize NASA for two more years and the bill includes language not only advocating for a base on the surface of…

Chicago Public Schools Expected To Announce Closing Of 50 Schools

Chicago Public Schools Expected To Announce Closing Of 50 Schools As the school year started in September, officials were looking at closing 80 to 120 schools, sources said. In December, CPS officials said utilization would be the only factor considered for closing schools, reporting at the time that 330 of its 681 schools were underenrolled.…

Rachel Maddow: Paul Ryan Is Acting Like He Didn’t Lose 2012 Election

Rachel Maddow tonight took on current congressman and former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan for releasing a budget proposal very similar to the one he touted on the campaign trail last year. What Maddow found so surprising about the plan was that it meant Ryan has basically rejected the idea that elections have consequences…