| March 13, 2013, 7:28 p.m.
Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma found no shortage of programs to disagree with in the stopgap appropriations bill being debated on the Senate floor that would fund the government for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year.
| March 13, 2013, 6:43 p.m.
President Barack Obama continued his push for a grand bargain, an immigration overhaul and the rest of his agenda in a meeting with House Republicans on Wednesday, but GOP leaders immediately shut the door on any compromises that would include new taxes.
| March 13, 2013, 5:54 p.m.
After Speaker John A. Boehner introduced President Barack Obama, and the president spoke to the House Republican Conference for 15 minutes, Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington began calling the names of the members leadership had picked to ask questions.
| March 13, 2013, 5:07 p.m.
Meat packers could be forced to close one day a week under the Agriculture Department’s unfolding plan to address the sequester’s budget cuts.
| March 12, 2013, 7:56 p.m.
Appropriators in the Senate are trying to stave off attempts from budget hawks and proponents of more special exceptions that threaten to slow down work on the continuing resolution needed to fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year.
| March 12, 2013, 7:38 p.m.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday pushed Senate Democrats to support a grand budget bargain, even as the prospects for such a deal seemed as distant as ever.
| March 12, 2013, 7:31 p.m.
Conservatives are privately debating how much space to give House leaders to follow through on promises made at their Williamsburg, Va., retreat in January, with a wait-and-see approach embraced by key veterans and a smaller movement of mostly newer lawmakers wanting to push leadership harder.
| March 12, 2013, 3:14 p.m.
Everything you need to know about House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan’s budget blueprint, from its prospects in the Senate to which White House proposals the Wisconsin Republican suggests keeping in place. Spoiler alert: “Obamacare” wouldn’t be completely discarded.
| March 12, 2013, 12:57 p.m.
House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan unveiled a fiscal 2014 budget plan Tuesday with an aggressive aim to erase the deficit in 10 years by cutting projected spending by some $4.6 trillion and calling for politically contentious changes in federal laws, including eliminating the 2010 health care law and overhauling the tax code.
| March 11, 2013, 7:08 p.m.
If the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination were all about headlines and buzz-worthy antics in 2013, Sen. Rob Portman certainly would be losing.
| March 10, 2013, 12:26 p.m.
The House Republican budget will balance the budget over 10 years in part by cutting spending by about $5 trillion and turning Medicare into a premium support program, Rep. Paul D. Ryan said Sunday.
| March 9, 2013, 6 a.m.
Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee say they hope to keep the focus during this week’s expected marathon markup on setting a sound course for the country’s fiscal future.
| March 8, 2013, 7:24 p.m.
After two days of hearing committee leaders argue on behalf of their budget requests, House Administration Chairwoman Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., is acknowledging that she has some difficult choices to make.
| March 8, 2013, 7:21 p.m.
Although value-added taxes often are linked with Europe in the American imagination, the VAT is pretty much a universal phenomenon beyond U.S. borders.
| March 8, 2013, 6:20 p.m.
As the economy has slumped and budget deficits have skyrocketed, lawmakers from both parties have expressed new interest in stabilizing the national debt and restructuring the tax code to make it more conducive to economic growth. That’s led some to give serious consideration to policies that were once thought unthinkable.
| March 7, 2013, 7:36 p.m.
The pall that hung over the Capitol last week after Congress failed to do anything about the sequester has lifted — if only a bit.
| March 7, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Rep. Tom Cole has firmly staked out a position as a foil to conservative hard-liners in the GOP conference, using the media’s megaphone to push back against Republicans who want to hold a firmer line in spending battles with President Barack Obama.
| March 7, 2013, 4:35 p.m.
The Republican Study Committee is considering offering a budget plan that would balance the budget by the end of the decade.
| March 7, 2013, 2:56 p.m.
Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that the Senate will be toying with a government shutdown if it makes drastic changes to a continuing resolution passed Wednesday by the House.
| March 7, 2013, 8:51 a.m.
President Barack Obama is continuing his charm offensive on Thursday with a lunch with House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan at the White House.