| May 14, 2013, 5:29 p.m.
Looking to up the ante on debt limit negotiations, House conservatives will push to enact spending changes included in the House-passed budget in exchange for an increase in the nation’s debt ceiling.
| May 14, 2013, 3 p.m.
To mark National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a group dedicated to educating schoolchildren about the hazards of too much sun exposure will hold a reception Wednesday to honor winners of its annual poster contest.
| May 14, 2013, 2:52 p.m.
SunWise isn’t the only EPA education program on the budget chopping block.
| May 13, 2013, 5 a.m.
Now that Congress and the president have released their budgets, the question in Washington becomes: “Now what?” It seems we have reached another impasse on how to move forward and actually pass one.
| May 10, 2013, 3:45 p.m.
Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, maintaining a Republican drumbeat for payment “prioritization” in case of a debt limit stalemate, plans to push for a broader version of the House-passed plan to protect holders of Treasury bonds and Social Security beneficiaries.
| May 10, 2013, 2:50 p.m.
Dr. Jeffery C. Ward, a cancer specialist, has not yet faced the painful task many of his colleagues have this year: closing the door to patients because of federal budget cuts. But that’s only because Ward already made the hard choice of switching from running a private practice to serving on staff at a large hospital.
| May 10, 2013, 2:44 p.m.
Lawmakers and outside coalitions supported by doctors and drug companies face an uphill battle in their bid to reverse sequester cuts that have hit cancer drugs.
| May 10, 2013, 2:04 p.m.
When it comes to deficit reduction, politicians like to talk about “balance.” President Barack Obama wants a balance between additional cuts and revenue. Republican Rep. Paul D. Ryan wants a balance between total spending and taxes. Few politicians, however, are talking about the need for a balance between generations. That’s partially because our government does not even report the full impact that today’s fiscal policies will have on future generations. This must change.
| May 9, 2013, 6 a.m.
As House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp gets closer to introducing a major rewrite of the tax code, the question of how the legislation will play politically is looming larger than ever.
| May 7, 2013, 12:18 p.m.
House Republicans announced Tuesday a special two-hour conference meeting to be held next week to discuss the way ahead on debt ceiling negotiations.
| May 6, 2013, 2:49 p.m.
While President Barack Obama complained that averting Federal Aviation Administration furloughs by transferring airport capital improvement funds amounted to “using our seedcorn,” his own fiscal 2014 budget would cut the Airport Improvement Program by 17 percent.
| May 6, 2013, 2:40 p.m.
Airport operators were relieved that Congress enacted legislation before the recess rolling back air-traffic-controller furloughs — though they were less than pleased about where lawmakers found the money to offset the cuts.
| May 3, 2013, 5:56 p.m.
Sen. Jeff Sessions is running a one-man war against a comprehensive immigration overhaul, and it’s irking some of his Budget Committee colleagues.
| April 30, 2013, 2:58 p.m.
Debates about letters of the alphabet can now return to “Sesame Street,” as Congress has sorted out what to do with the letter “s.”
| April 30, 2013, 12:36 p.m.
President Barack Obama chided Congress Tuesday for failing first to prevent, and now to stop, the sequester and defended his decision to sign a legislative fix carved for the Federal Aviation Administration to prevent air traffic delays.
| April 29, 2013, 5:17 p.m.
The Obama administration’s strategy for replacing the sequester has always been to rely on public pressure when the automatic spending cuts start to sting.
| April 29, 2013, 5:03 p.m.
House Republicans are discussing plans to bring an overhaul of the tax code into an upcoming fight with President Barack Obama over raising the debt ceiling, but they do not see a tax rewrite as a substitute for the big spending cuts they also hope to achieve.
| April 25, 2013, 4:42 p.m.
The Obama administration continued its outreach to Republicans Thursday, part of its elusive quest to strike a grand bargain on the deficit, by dispatching top emissaries to the Hill for lunchtime meetings.
| April 25, 2013, 10:46 a.m.
Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain thinks airline flight delays are getting too much public attention, while military budget cuts under the sequester are attracting fewer headlines.
| April 24, 2013, 5:48 p.m.
With Congress and the flying public up in arms over airline delays caused by Federal Aviation Administration furloughs, lawmakers seem somehow caught off guard by the extent of the problem caused by the sequester.