| 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.
| April 24, 2013, 3:22 p.m.
This may be small solace to airline passengers waiting out delays at airports in Los Angeles and New York, but the general consensus in Washington is that the real pain from budget cuts under the sequester may not be felt until the end of the summer or even next year. That’s because managers of federal agencies are using whatever flexibility they can, according to officials at agencies and unions representing workers, to cut down on furloughs to minimize disruptions in services.
| April 24, 2013, 3:16 p.m.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the federal agency that regulates trade in goods based on their projected value, will be able to avoid furloughs during this fiscal year in part because it did a good job of preparing for the future.
| April 22, 2013, 7:19 p.m.
Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and his team are preparing to turn up the pressure on Republicans over a budget conference committee aimed at reaching a broad debt deal.
| April 22, 2013, 3:44 p.m.
Political finger-pointing over Federal Aviation Administration furloughs intensified Monday, with congressional Republicans orchestrating a Twitter campaign aimed at blaming the Obama administration for flight delays.
| April 19, 2013, 5:29 p.m.
With the Boston Marathon bombings fresh in mind, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., wants to make sure the sequester does not interfere with law enforcement efforts to protect against acts of terror during summer events in the nation’s capital.
| April 19, 2013, 3:26 p.m.
Stanford economist Michael J. Boskin has a suggestion for President Barack Obama to pitch his chained consumer price index proposal on Capitol Hill: Keep it simple.
| April 19, 2013, 10:28 a.m.
When the Obama administration included in its fiscal 2014 budget proposal a plan that would effectively reduce Social Security benefits over the years, officials braced for a strong backlash from Democrats and other defenders of the entitlement program.
| April 19, 2013, 7:13 a.m.
Several Republican senators say President Barack Obama should keep up his charm offensive despite seeing his gun agenda shredded April 17 by a minority of the Senate.
| April 16, 2013, 4:49 p.m.
Democrats and Republicans will need to bridge a $91 billion gap on budget plans before they can clear any new spending laws. But for now, neither side is suggesting a compromise — even as both contend they want a more orderly appropriations process.
| April 15, 2013, 7:29 p.m.
Capitol officials are making some changes designed to alleviate the lines at Senate-side entrances for staffers and the general public.
| April 15, 2013, 7:26 p.m.
It isn’t often in Washington that an interest group asks Congress to raise its taxes — but that’s exactly what inland barge operators are urging.
| April 15, 2013, 7:23 p.m.
A quarter-century ago, Congress authorized a $775 million project to replace the antiquated Olmsted Locks on the Ohio River, about 20 miles northeast of the point where it converges with the Mississippi. The project was supposed to be finished in 2000.
| April 11, 2013, 7:04 p.m.
For three years, Republicans called on Senate Democrats to do a budget via regular order. Now that they’ve done so, neither side is enthusiastic about moving forward with a process to merge the House and Senate documents.
| April 11, 2013, 7:01 p.m.
National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden touched a nerve Wednesday when he savaged the entitlement changes in President Barack Obama’s budget as a “shocking attack on seniors.”
| April 10, 2013, 7:13 p.m.
On the morning that the White House delivered its fiscal 2014 budget to Congress, Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine delivered his first testimony before the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee.
| April 10, 2013, 7:13 p.m.
House leaders are planning to bring a debt ceiling “prioritization” bill to the House floor before the end of April, bringing the divisive issue to the forefront ahead of the government hitting the ceiling sometime this summer.
| April 10, 2013, 6:26 p.m.
President Barack Obama unveiled his $3.77 trillion budget Wednesday, and a survey of CQ Roll Call beat writers turned up the following choice nuggets:
| April 10, 2013, 6:25 p.m.
Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., are in negotiations over how to proceed to a conference committee with budgets approved by both chambers, according to multiple Senate Democratic aides familiar with the talks.