Taxes and Spending
Defying a White House veto threat, the House yesterday overwhelmingly approved a $284 billion transportation bill to fund new interstate lanes, parking garages and thousands of other home-state needs that lawmakers refuse to sacrifice, even as they wrestle with a serious red-ink problem.
GOP Lawmakers Present Tax-Cutting Budgets
House and Senate Republicans unveiled budget plans for the fiscal year that include billions of dollars in spending cuts and room for as much as $106 billion in tax reductions over the next five years.
Congressional Panels Offer Budget Blueprints
The House and Senate Budget committees will unveil fiscal blueprints Wednesday that pave the way for additional tax relief while seeking billions in spending cuts that target Medicaid and many other domestic programs.
Bush's '06 Budget Would Scrap or Reduce 154 Programs (Post, Feb. 22, 2005)
President Requests More War Funding: Money for Iraqi Forces Rises Sharply (Post, Feb. 15, 2005)
After Bush Leaves Office, His Budget's Costs Balloon (Post, Feb. 14, 2005)
From Some Bush Supporters, Anger Over Budget (Post, Feb. 14, 2005)
Medicare Drug Benefit May Cost $1.2 Trillion: Estimate Dwarfs Bush's Original Price Tag (Post, Feb. 9, 2005)
Proposed Budget Would Strip TSA of Its Biggest Programs (Post, Feb. 9, 2005)
Bush's Budget Has Gains, Losses for Area: Military, Security Spending Would Rise, but Bay Cleanup Among Cuts (Post, Feb. 8, 2005)
Additional $340 Million Is Proposed For Rockets: Pentagon Aims to Keep 2 Firms Launch-Worthy (Post, Feb. 8, 2005)
Troops' Pay Raise, Retooling Efforts Come With Price (Post, Feb. 8, 2005)
Federal Cultural Programs Suffer Little Pain From Bush Budget (Post, Feb. 8, 2005)
Congress Unlikely to Embrace Bush Wish List: Experts Say Cuts in Farm Subsidies, Medicaid and Other Domestic Programs May Be Unrealistic (Post, Feb. 8, 2005)
Bush Calls for Familiar Trims: Congress Refused Many in First Term (Post, Feb. 8, 2005)
For Budget Director, No Red Ink and the Skies Are Not Cloudy All Day (Post, Feb. 8, 2005)
Plan Avoids Rollbacks That Some Feared (Post, Feb. 8, 2005)
President Sends '06 Budget to Congress: Programs Are Cut, But War Costs Are Not Included (Post, Feb. 8, 2005)
$2.5 Trillion Budget Plan Cuts Many Programs: Domestic Spending Falls; Defense, Security Rise (Post, Feb. 7, 2005)
Cheney: Social Security Plan to Cost Trillions (Post, Feb. 7, 2005)
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