Tag Archives: spending bills

Report: Funding Proposals in Congress Hit Lowest Mark in 8 Years

The National Taxpayers Union has found that the number of spending bills proposed during the first session of the 113th Congress reached an eight-year low, The Washington Times reported Wednesday. Jennifer Harper writes the organization released a “Bill Tally” report showing that House lawmakers have drafted 496 funding bills and …

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Harry Reid: Govt Must Open Before Budget Talks Start

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that budget negotiations between Democrats and Republicans should not start until the government shutdown ends, Reuters reported Tuesday. Richard Cowan and Kim Dixon write Reid made the remarks to reporters as Republican lawmakers sought to pass new measures that include financial support …

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Obama Civilian Pay Raise Proposal Due by Month’s End

President Obama has until the end of the month to decide on a salary increase for government employees, GovExec reported Tuesday. Kellie Lunney writes that if the president does not submit a proposal to Congress by Aug. 31, pay hike will be determined under a provision of the Federal Employees …

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