Stories tagged: federal budget
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:39 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers: Trump budget ‘just a proposal’
Congress doesn’t have to, and probably won’t, follow President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said.
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Trump says he’ll only fund shovel-ready infrastructure jobs
With legislation overhauling taxes and health care on an uncertain path, President Donald Trump returned to the familiar. Trump brought 52 business leaders from New York City to the White …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Trump’s budget proposal would cut WSU research, Spokane’s Central City Line
President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget, released Thursday, includes a big defense spending increase and cuts to a number of federal transportation, education, arts and other programs.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
Money for rural schools is one of the fights ahead for Congress
Northwest senators push for more federal money for rural schools before Congress quits for the year.
Sat., July 9, 2016
Candidates spin budgetary yarns
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget recently issued an analysis of the promises of Clinton and presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump, and how they would impact the national budget …
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015, 8:40 a.m.
House OKs year-end budget deal, sends legislation to Senate
The House on Friday easily passed a $1.14 trillion spending bill to fund the government through next September, capping a peaceful end to a yearlong struggle over the budget, taxes, …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 8:40 a.m.
White House and Republican leaders reach budget deal
The White House and congressional Republican leaders reached a budget agreement late Monday that would resolve the stalemate over paying for federal programs and could end the threat of another …
Tue., Oct. 27, 2015
White House and GOP leaders appear close to budget deal
WASHINGTON – The White House and congressional Republican leaders are close to reaching a bipartisan budget agreement that would resolve the stalemate over government funding and, if implemented, shift the …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 29, 2015, 2:32 p.m.
Murray: No shutdown but budget fight continues
Budget fight in Congress is far from over, Murray says.
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013, 6:50 a.m.
Gov’t reopens after Congress ends 16-day shutdown
WASHINGTON — The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2013, 7:48 p.m.
Obama signs deal into law to end shutdown
WASHINGTON — Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set …
Thu., March 28, 2013
Spokane Airports leading legal challenge against FAA closures
Spokane Airports is at the forefront of an expanding legal challenge to the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to close the Felts Field air control tower and 148 others at small …
Sat., March 9, 2013
Risch pessimistic about odds for progress in Congress
Idaho’s junior U.S. senator sees little hope for breakthrough on some of the thorniest issues confronting Congress and the president this year. “In the short term I’m very, very pessimistic,” …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
Murray: Senate will pass budget
WASHINGTON – Count Washington Sen. Patty Murray among those confident the U.S. Senate will pass a budget this spring. The new Budget Committee chairwoman said Wednesday it’s time for her …
UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2012, 1:15 p.m.
House OKs GOP budget, rejecting rival plans
Republicans pushed an election-year, $3.5 trillion budget through the House on Thursday that relies on biting spending cuts and a revamping of Medicare to curb massive federal deficits, drawing a …
Tue., March 20, 2012, 8:22 a.m.
House GOP unveils budget blueprint
Conservative Republicans controlling the House unveiled a budget blueprint today that combines slashing cuts to safety net programs for the poor with sharply lower tax rates in an election-year manifesto …
Fri., March 2, 2012, 8:09 a.m.
Cost estimate for insurance aid prompts questions
Cost estimates for a key part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law have ballooned by $111 billion from last year’s budget, and a senior Republican lawmaker today demanded …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2011
Budget, tax credits lead agendas of region’s lawmakers
WASHINGTON – With just under a month left in 2011, the federal budget and tax breaks top Inland Northwest lawmakers’ year-end to-do lists. Three of 12 appropriations bills are on …
Mon., Aug. 1, 2011, 5:13 p.m.
House approves debt-limit bill, sends it to Senate
The House has approved emergency legislation to avoid an economy-rattling government default and slice federal spending by $2 trillion or more on a vote of 269 to 161.
UPDATED: Fri., July 22, 2011, 9:56 a.m.
Veteran Republicans keeping options open on debt
The House’s rabble-rousing Republican freshmen and tea partyers have loudly refused to cut a deal as the GOP battles President Barack Obama over the government’s debt.
Fri., Sept. 10, 2010
Rossi’s earmark stance questioned
Republican Dino Rossi’s latest television commercial repeats an objection to certain types of federal spending known as earmarks that has become a hallmark of his campaign against incumbent U.S. Sen. …
Wed., April 28, 2010
Obama: All options on table as deficit panel starts work
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that every politically painful choice must be considered – including spending cuts, tax increases, even changing the new health care law – as …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2010
Plan spends more, for now
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday sent Congress a federal budget for the coming fiscal year that projects a near-record $1.27 trillion deficit, saying he would create a bipartisan …
Mon., May 11, 2009, 7:54 a.m.
White House: Budget deficit to top $1.8 trillion
With the economy performing worse than hoped, revised White House figures point to deepening budget deficits, with the government borrowing almost 50 cents for every dollar it spends this year.
Thu., April 30, 2009
Congress approves spending plan
WASHINGTON – The Democratically controlled Congress on Wednesday easily approved a $3.4 trillion spending plan, setting the stage for President Barack Obama to pursue the first major overhaul of the …
Tue., April 28, 2009
Democrats forge budget agreement
WASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats sealed an agreement Monday night on a budget plan that would help President Barack Obama overhaul the health care system but allows his signature tax cut …
Fri., April 3, 2009
Congress advances huge budget plan
WASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats overwhelmingly embraced President Obama’s ambitious and expensive agenda for the nation Thursday, endorsing a $3.6 trillion spending plan that sets the stage for the president to …
Wed., March 25, 2009
Democrats prune Obama’s budget
WASHINGTON – Key Democratic leaders were performing major surgery Tuesday on President Barack Obama’s first budget plan in an effort to bring skyrocketing annual deficits under control, while preserving the …
Tue., March 24, 2009, 5:27 p.m.
Obama portrays his budget as inseperable from recovery
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama moderated his rhetoric about bonuses to executives at bailed out AIG Tuesday night, saying he was as angry as anyone at the payments but adding, …
Thu., March 19, 2009
Obama campaigns for budget
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Striking a sharp populist tone, President Barack Obama used a town hall meeting here Wednesday to argue that he is “trying to bring balance back to …