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  • GOP senators introduce bill to permanently end government shutdowns

    01/11/2019 10:42:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 11, 2019 | by Grace Segers
    Several Republican senators introduced legislation Friday to permanently end government shutdowns by creating an automatic continuing resolution for any appropriations bill, allowing the federal government to remain open even when budget agreements break down. Currently, when Congress fails to meet a deadline to pass a government funding bill, the agencies which remain unfunded shut down. Often, Congress chooses to pass what's called a continuing resolution (CR) to delay and extend the deadline to pass funding bills, which keeps funding operations at their current levels. CR funding would be reduced by 1 percent after 120 days, and would be reduced by...
  • Newsom pushes CA budget hike, expanding education programs and health care coverage for illegals

    01/10/2019 3:28:38 PM PST · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 10. 2019 | Paulina Dedaj
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a $144 billion budget this week that will increase the state’s overall spending, with a large cut going towards education programs and health care initiatives, expanding coverage for illegal immigrants. At his first inaugural address since winning the election in November, Newsom promised a bold budget that would increase the year’s previous budget by four percent. "We will aim high and we will work like hell to get there," he said Monday. Newsom plans to deliver on his promise Thursday at a news conference discussing his proposal in detail.
  • New York Gov. Cuomo: No budget unless abortion made legal for any reason until birth

    01/10/2019 8:07:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/10/2019 | Samuel Smith
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is refusing to sign the state’s budget unless the legislature passes a bill that makes abortion up until birth for any reason legal in the state. He is also calling on the legislature to enshrine abortion as a right guaranteed in the state constitution. While delivering a pro-abortion speech at Barnard College in Manhattan with former first lady Hillary Clinton at his side, the 61-year-old Democrat vowed not to support the 2019-2020 state budget legislation until the state legislature approves the Reproductive Health Act and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act. Cuomo’s vow comes after Democrats...
  • Expect ‘Compromise’ On Wall Funding, New California Rep Says

    12/29/2018 5:47:33 PM PST · by BeauBo · 26 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 28 Dec 2018 | MARTIN MACIAS JR
    A newly elected Democratic congresswoman from Southern California said Friday her party may concede to President Donald Trump’s $5 billion demand for border wall funding to end the ongoing government shutdown... Congresswoman-elect Katie Hill, whose come-from-behind victory in November flipped the 25th District seat for Democrats, said she may vote to grant Trump’s $5 billion funding request.
  • House Democrats Are Lining Up Behind What Could Be The Largest Expansion Of Government In Decades

    12/25/2018 5:46:45 PM PST · by vannrox · 118 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 25DEC18 | Michael Bastasch
    Democrats are lining up to support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal.” The proposal could be the largest expansion of government since the Great Society or New Deal. Ocasio-Cortez’s plan could cost tens of trillions of dollars. Democrats are increasingly lining up to support a “Green New Deal,” which, while vague on details, could end up being the largest expansion of government in decades. As it stands, the “Green New Deal” is more aspirational than actual policy. Indeed, it takes its name from the New Deal of the 1930s, and its main backer, incoming Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, compared...
  • Trump sprang three traps on Pelosi and Schumer yesterday

    12/12/2018 8:10:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/12/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    President Trump clearly shocked House speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer yesterday with his televising of the Oval Office sit-down over his demand for $5 billion in funding for border security, including funding of critical mileage for his border wall.  Knowing well that Pelosi had already vowed publicly that "transparency and openness" would characterize the Democrat-run House starting next month, her plaintive request to speak in private scored points for Trump and revealed her hypocrisy before any substance at all was considered. The remarkable body language during the meeting tells the story of Trump's dominance.  Here is the...
  • Christmas Shutdown Threat Will Come Down to Border Wall Talks Between Trump, Chuck, and Nancy

    12/07/2018 6:51:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/07/2018 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- Congress sent President Trump a continuing resolution today to fund the government for two more weeks, setting up an appropriations showdown over a border wall that would fall just before Christmas. Congress had planned to leave for the holiday break on Dec. 14, returning after the New Year to swear in the 116th Congress and a Democratic majority in the lower chamber. The extension to keep the government open was quickly approved today in the House and the Senate. The holdup over a final bill is border wall funding. The House included $5 billion for border security in...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, others announce bill to fund $25 billion border wall

    12/06/2018 11:25:55 AM PST · by BeauBo · 205 replies
    KXAN ^ | 6 Dec 2018 | Tulsi Kamath
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz with three other senators introduced a bill Wednesday that is aimed at fully funding a wall along the US-Mexico border... The WALL Act would fully fund the border wall by closing existing loopholes that provide illegal immigrants with federal benefits and tax credits, without affecting the benefits and tax credits used by Americans.
  • Trump’s $5 Billion Request Will Build 215 Miles of Border Wall

    11/29/2018 4:04:56 PM PST · by BeauBo · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Nov 2018 | Neil Munro
    The $5 billion addition will buy “215 miles of Border Patrol’s highest priority border wall miles,” said a statement by agency spokeswoman Katie Waldman.
  • If 'community grid' replaces Interstate 81 in Syracuse, what will happen to the land?

    11/21/2018 8:29:54 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | November 12, 2018 | Patrick Lohmann
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- If a "community grid" is chosen to replace Interstate 81 in downtown Syracuse, what will happen to the land that's now under the aging viaduct's shadow? Whether it will be turned into green space or developed commercially is still an open question, according to city and state officials. A group of local architects is hoping to force the issue. The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects estimated in a recent paper that 18.6 acres of land will be made available if the 1.4-mile elevated highway is taken down. Taking the viaduct down and beefing up...
  • Italy's finance chief says budget talks with the EU will continue despite disagreements

    11/06/2018 9:54:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sylvia Amaro
    The European Commission decided to ask Italy to change its 2019 budget plan and to submit the new version by November 13. However, back in Rome, government members have said they will not change their spending plans. The European Commission will announce on November 21, an opinion on all of the euro zone's draft budgets. If there is no change in the budget plan, Brussels could eventually open an excessive deficit procedure (EDP) — a legal step that aims to help countries respecting European fiscal rules and putting their finances back on track. Pierre Moscovici, commissioner for economic affairs, told...
  • Budget reconciliation is the key to building the border wall

    10/17/2018 10:12:06 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | BY REP. BRADLEY BYRNE (R-ALA.)
    Over the last 20 years, budget reconciliation has been used as a powerful tool to bypass filibusters and accomplish priority issues for the majority party with only 50 votes in the Senate. ...That is why I (Rep. Bradley Byrne) am introducing a bill, the Fifty Votes for the Wall Act, that I am confident could meet the requirements of budget reconciliation and survive the Byrd Rule’s tests. The bill creates a new mandatory spending program, providing up to $25 billion, to fully fund President Trump’s border wall.
  • McConnell to seek $5B for border wall

    10/13/2018 4:40:39 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told the Washington Examiner Thursday the Senate won’t stick to the $1.6 billion wall funding included in the Senate’s 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations measure. Instead, it will try to raise the amount to match the House Homeland spending bill, which includes $5 billion for the wall. ...Trump said Thursday during an extensive interview on Fox and Friends: “But right after the election we're doing something very strong on the wall.
  • Paul Ryan warns of post-election border wall funding fight

    10/08/2018 6:45:32 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 08, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    (Speaker Paul) Ryan said lawmakers have not determined how to resolve differences over the wall funding. A House Homeland Security appropriations bill provides $5 billion in funding, but the Senate version includes $1.6 billion. ...the Senate will require the help of at least nine Democrats to pass spending measures thanks to the filibuster rule.
  • As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in ‘Cycle’ of Damage and Repair

    10/08/2018 4:16:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 Oct 2018 | Kevin Sack and John Schwartz
    In the exact spot where Hurricane Katrina demolished the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center, a new $105 million jail now hovers 19 feet above the marsh, perched atop towering concrete pillars. Described by a state official as the “Taj Mahal” of Louisiana corrections, it has so much space that one of every 27 parish residents could bunk there. But on an average day in the first half of this year, more than 40 percent of its 872 beds went unoccupied, making it one of the emptiest jails in the state, records show. And because of its isolated, flood-prone location, the jail...
  • Trump cancels scheduled pay raises for most federal employees

    08/30/2018 12:09:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | August 30, 2018 | by Adam Edelman
    In a letter to House and Senate leaders, Trump claimed "federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases." President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he was canceling pay raises for most federal employees that had been set to go into effect in January, citing government budget concerns. In a letter to House and Senate leaders, Trump wrote that he’d decided “across-the-board” pay raises as well as locality pay raises for civilian federal workers in 2019 would be frozen. “I have determined that for 2019, both across‑the‑board pay increases and locality pay increases will be set at zero,” he wrote. “These alternative...
  • Defense Budget Shifts Military's Focus From Terrorism To China And Russia

    08/30/2018 9:45:47 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    NPR ^ | Aug 2018 | David Welna
    The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 was enacted this month well ahead of a still-pending budget bill. It was also the earliest date on the legislative calendar that the NDAA has been sent to a president for his signature in more than two decades. Congress matched dollar-for-dollar what the Pentagon asked for. The bill sped through Congress as the nation's military continues waging war in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Niger, Libya, Somalia and an untold number of other global hot spots. All arise from what's been the Pentagon's main post-Sept. 11 focus: fighting terrorism. But this new...
  • Top committee Republicans vote for border provision WORSE than amnesty

    07/26/2018 6:30:03 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 56 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 26, 2018 | Daniel Horowitz
    ...Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee, during a markup of the fiscal year 2019 DHS funding bill, voted to block the new USCIS guidance to properly interpret “credible fear” as fear of an individualized persecution by a government. As we noted before, this is the lynchpin of the entire border surge, and unless we properly interpret the law as written, the border surge, drugs, gangs, and all of the fiscal and social ills that come with them will never stop. Yet Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., — yes, that Kevin Yoder — gave his support to this Democrat amendment, and it passed...
  • Phil Murphy warns he'll make huge cuts if there's no budget deal with Democratic leaders

    06/26/2018 9:59:34 AM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 5 replies
    NJ.com ^ | June 25, 2018 | Samantha Marcus
    Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that absent a last-minute deal with his fellow Democrats who run the New Jersey Legislature, he will be forced to cut $855 million in spending from the state budget lawmakers passed last week. "That's unfortunately the option that we'd be left with," Murphy said at a news conference at his office in Trenton. The Legislature passed a budget on Thursday that, in defiance of Murphy, does not include his plans to raise taxes on personal income over $1 million or boost the state sales taxes from 6.625 percent back to 7 percent. Murphy would not...
  • Senate refuses to cut a penny from $1.3 trillion budget

    06/21/2018 8:14:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/21/2018 | Rick Moran
    Two Republicans voted with Democrats in the Senate yesterday to defeat a bill that would have cut $15 billion from the $1.3 trillion budget request passed in March. Susan Collins and Richard Burr voted with every Democrat to deny a White House request to rescind less than one half of one percent of the budget. Daily Caller: "It is disappointing that the Senate chose to reject this common-sense plan,” White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said in a statement, “and the American people should be asking their representatives in Washington one simple question: If they cannot pass good-government legislation...