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Congress Says No to Eisenhower Memorial Funding

A budget deal approved by Congress restores funding for some national arts and cultural programs, but others will still see reductions.

01/17/2014

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Congress Approves $1.1 Trillion Federal Budget Bill

A $1.1 trillion budget bill that eases the harshest effects of last year’s automatic budget cuts is on its way to the White House after clearing Congress Thursday night.

01/16/2014

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Dozens of Trade-Offs in $1.1 Trillion Budget Bill

A massive $1.1 trillion spending bill, aimed at funding the government through October and putting to rest the bitter budget battles of last year, is getting generally positive reviews from House Republicans who are eager to avoid another shutdown crisis with elections looming.

01/14/2014

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Metro Wants Public Feedback on Budget, Fare Increases

Metro is asking customers for comment on the transit agency’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget and fare changes.

01/03/2014

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Va. Lawmakers Set Public Hearings on Budget

Now that Gov. Bob McDonnell has outlined his state budget plans for legislators, Virginia residents get to have their say.

12/24/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer speaks at a press conference on the nomination of Nina Pillard, one of U.S. President Barack Obama's judicial nominees, on Nov. 12, 2013 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Schumer: House Budget Bill ‘A Breakthrough’

A leading Senate Democrat says its “safe to say” a compromise budget bill avoiding a government shutdown will pass the Senate this week.

12/16/2013

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House Passes Bipartisan Budget Deal

A plan to set the federal budget for the next two years passed in the House with a large bipartisan vote of 332-94.

12/12/2013

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Higher Security Fee Set to Boost Air Travel Costs

The cost of flying is headed higher now that Congress has agreed on a budget deal.

12/11/2013

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Ryan Strikes Collaborative Tone In Opening Talks

To hear Rep. Paul Ryan tell it, a bipartisan group of congressional negotiators has the chance to take the first steps toward fixing a serious problem: a debt-ridden federal government facing an onslaught of retiring baby boomers draining entitlement programs.

10/31/2013

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray. (Photo Credit: Alex Wong / Getty Images)

D.C. Mayor Orders Freeze on Hiring, Pay Raises

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has ordered a freeze on hiring and pay raises because of concerns that city government agencies are overspending.

10/25/2013

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