President Seeks to Cut 13 Jets from Upcoming Pentagon Order

Reducing the F-35 jet order from 83 to 70 cuts $1.6 billion in spending. President Joe Biden is looking to reduce the number of F-35 jets the Pentagon…

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White House Announces $5 Billion for Semiconductor Research

The administration establishes a center for research and a public-private development consortium. President Biden’s administration has announced a $5 billion investment into domestic semiconductor research and development (R&D),…

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Senate Passes $93.5 Billion Aid Package

Border security funding was not included and no offsetting cuts were made. The Senate passed a supplemental package Tuesday morning. The measure would provide $60 billion in assistance…

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House Committees Debate Funding for Programs in Farm Bill

Divisions arise over federal food benefit programs and “climate-friendly” farming. The next farm spending bill, which is renewed every five years, is due this September. The legislation renews funding…

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White House Determined to Pass Aid for Ukraine Through Congress

The national security advisor said there is no “plan B.” National security advisor Jake Sullivan emphasized the White House’s dedication to passing additional aid for Ukraine through Congress,…

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Congress Passes Federal Funding Extension

The current continuing resolution funds the government into early March. Both chambers of Congress passed an extension of a continuing resolution on Thursday to avoid a partial government…

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Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill

House must act to avert a government shutdown Friday night.  The Senate passed a bill extending on Thursday extending one of two continuing resolutions the government has been…

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USDA Urges Congress to Fund WIC Program

Cuts have been proposed in the 2024 draft budget. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently made a request of Congress, asking that legislators not cut $1 billion…

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House Resumes Budget Negotiations

Speaker Johnson may consider short-term funding options as divisions remain on appropriations. Members of the House of Representatives are discussing the four appropriations measures needed to keep the…

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Speaker Johnson Announces Federal Funding Deal

Legislators seek to avoid a government shutdown. House Speaker Mike Johnson said members of Congress in both the House and Senate have reached a deal on federal spending.…

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