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Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Top Democrats continue to hammer Paul Ryan’s budget proposal

Criticisms underscore renewed focus on midterm messaging

By Wesley Lowery  |  11:56 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, 2014, Ryan budget

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Ryan’s last budget proposal would slash $5 trillion over next decade

Spending plan would slash $5 trillion over the next decade, mostly by repealing Obamacare and revamping Medicaid. He also ignores a more ambitious tax code overhaul.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, budget, House Republicans

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Reid: Paul Ryan’s budget a blueprint for ‘Kochtopia’

Senate majority leader says Ryan budget linked to Koch agenda

By Wesley Lowery  |  11:26 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, budget, midterms

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Senate approves $1.1 trillion spending bill

The bill’s passage guarantees that the nation will not endure another government shutdown until at least Oct. 1.

By Lori Montgomery  |  06:23 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Congress, Senate

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 01/15/2014

House approves spending measure, sending it to the Senate

Agreement now heads to the Senate, which is expected to approve the deal by Saturday.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:23 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, budget, House, Senate, Senate Republicans

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Omnibus spending bill to be finalized this weekend, top appropriator says

Senior appropriator says an agreement should be finalized this weekend.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:39 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, budget, House, Senate

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Budget clears procedural hurdle in the Senate

Senate is expected to give final passage to the budget bill in the coming days.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:32 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, budget, Senate, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Reid lays out ambitious schedule, threatens holiday session

Reid wants the Senate to deal with about a dozen nominations.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:42 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Congress

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Paul Ryan: Boehner ‘got his Irish up’ with tea party

Ryan says Boehner decided to fight back against tea party groups because he was just so frustrated with them.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:49 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Congress

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Budget agreement poised to advance in the Senate

Several Republican senators signaled they’re likely to help the measure clear procedural hurdles, even if they ultimately vote against it.

By Ed O'Keefe and Paul Kane  |  02:48 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, budget, Senate Republicans

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Paul Ryan knocks Rubio: ‘Read the deal and get back to me’

Ryan suggested on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Rubio opposed the bill before he even read it.

By Jeff Simon and Aaron Blake  |  08:29 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Campaign 2016, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Ryan and Murray to unveil budget proposal Tuesday night

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have a deal.

By Lori Montgomery  |  05:16 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Congress

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 12/08/2013

Durbin: Jobless benefits not a budget deal-breaker

Democrats are open to a separate extension of the benefits that expire at year’s end.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:49 AM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Unemployment

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Liberal senators push to expand Social Security

The senators want to increase benefits for all Social Security beneficiaries and increase the amount that the wealthiest Americans pay into the program.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Social Security

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Paul Ryan: Budget panel must not focus on raising taxes

“If this conference becomes an argument about taxes, we’re not going to get anywhere,” Ryan will say, according to prepared opening remarks.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Poll: Majority of Republicans OK with revenue increases

54 percent of Republicans could support a deal even if it includes “revenue increases that I don’t agree with.“

By Aaron Blake  |  08:31 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 10/25/2013

GOP Rep. Cole: Revenue increase should be on the table

“...the reality is, you’re going to have to have a deal here. And a deal means everybody gives something up.“

By Aaron Blake  |  01:37 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013

In Rockville, Obama warns of economic damage of shutdown, default

President Obama turns up pressure on House Republicans with fiery address in Rockville.

By David Nakamura  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, economy, shutdown

Posted at 06:08 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Obama cancels part of Asia trip because of shutdown

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  06:08 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, President Obama, Republican Party, White House

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Cruz launches extended remarks in opposition to Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz began an attempt to at least slow debate over a short-term spending measure Tuesday afternoon by announcing that he would be speaking against the new federal health-care law, "until I am no longer able to stand."

By Ed O'Keefe and Paul Kane  |  02:56 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, budget, Congress, Obamacare

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Rand Paul: Filibuster may not stop Obamacare funding

“They have to realize that my filibuster delayed things for 13 hours, but didn’t stop things,” Paul said on Fox News.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:35 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2013

White House chief of staff meets with Senate Republicans on budget deal

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough met Thursday with about a dozen Senate Republicans in hopes of charting a path toward a potential budget deal, but aides cautioned that the session was mostly informational and unlikely to produce significant progress.

By Lori Montgomery  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, President Obama, sequester, White House

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Obama to dine with Democratic senators on Wednesday

President Obama's dinner with Democrats, just weeks after two recent dinners he held with a dozen Republican senators each, comes as he is promoting his budget, which angered some Democratic lawmakers because of his offer to trim Social Security benefits.

By Philip Rucker  |  06:38 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, President Obama

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Boehner and Cantor distance themselves from Walden

House Speaker John Boehner distanced himself from House GOP campaign chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.), who called President Obama's budget a "shocking attack on seniors."

By Aaron Blake  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/10/2013

House GOP campaign chief: Obama budget 'shocking attack on seniors'

Rep. Gred Walden's (R-Ore.) words suggest Republicans might try to use the entitlement changes in Obama's budget against Democrats.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Colbert Busch rejects President Obama's budget

President Obama hasn't even unveiled his budget yet, and Democratic House candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch has already rejected it.

By Rachel Weiner  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Budget

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Obama to release budget on April 10

President Obama will release his fiscal 2014 budget on April 10, more than two months after it was due.

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  01:28 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, White House

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Obama's charm offensive needs a bit of backup

Why doesn't Rep. Tom Cole -- and other Republicans willing to negotiate with the White House -- know who to talk to?

By Juliet Eilperin  |  09:07 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, sequester, White House

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Senate Democrats look to avoid government shutdown fight

Senate Democrats prepare to introduce funding bill designed to avoid major fights

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  05:53 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House; Congress; Senate; budget; continuing resolution