Budget Deal to Add $1.7 Trillion to Deficit

The two-year budget deal passed earlier this month to raise spending caps in 2020 and 2021 will add $1.7 trillion over the next decade to the federal deficit, according to new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The deficit is now projected to approach $1 trillion this year and expand to . While the… Read more »

House Democrats Advance “Wall-Free” Spending Bill

House Democrats on Tuesday advanced a Homeland Security spending bill that includes no funding for President Trump’s border wall, setting up another possible government shutdown later this year. The House Appropriations Committee approved the Homeland Security spending bill on a party-line 29-20 vote, and the bill should be on the House floor later in June…. Read more »

Congress Expected to Pass Spending Package

Lawmakers have finalized a massive spending bill and border security compromise that is expected to pass both the House and Senate later this evening. The final deal appears to have broad support, despite some lingering criticism from the far right and far left. The compromise, reached by a bipartisan conference committee, includes just $1.375 billion… Read more »