House Committee to Debate $3.5 Trillion Budget

Work sessions are scheduled for Thursday and Friday. Representative Richard Neal of Massachusetts, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said they will attempt to advance the…

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Speaker Says Congress Has Options on Debt Ceiling

Treasury Secretary says not raising the ceiling would be “catastrophic.” As members of Congress return from its Labor Day recess, they must address raising or suspending the debt…

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Senator Manchin Seeks Pause on $3.5 Trillion Bill

Some in Senate may be shortsighted and hypocritical in pursuit of passing the budget, he said. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has called on the Senate leadership…

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House Minority Leader Wants Focus on Afghanistan

Tells Speaker Pelosi other measures can wait for a vote. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should stop trying to gather votes on…

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Senate Passes $3.5 Trillion Spending Package

Bill includes funding for health, education, and family support.  The Senate budget resolution providing for a $3.5 trillion spending package was approved early Wednesday morning. The social policy…

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Senate Debate Begins on $3.5 Trillion Budget

Provisions include universal preschool and amnesty for millions. On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said the Senate would begin debate on a $3.5 trillion…

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U.S. Debt Ceiling Deadline Missed

Treasury Department beginning “extraordinary measures.” Congress limits how much money the government can borrow, and once the debt limit is reached, legislators must raise or suspend the debt…

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Treasury Secretary Appeals to Congress About Debt

Legislators need to increase or suspend the debt limit soon. On Friday, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged lawmakers to act on the nation’s debt limit, either increasing or…

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Senator Schumer Sets Infrastructure Vote Next Week

He continues pushing negotiators to complete work on the package. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said he would begin the floor process next week for…

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Members of Senate Majority Agree to Budget Plan

President joins legislators on Capitol Hill. Late on Tuesday night, members of the president’s party in the Senate announced that they had reached an agreement on setting the…

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