Federal Budget

Copies of President  Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget on display for sale at the Government Printing Office bookstore. (Photo by Oliver Douliery/Getty Images)

Obama Sending $4 Trillion Spending Plan To Congress

Spending plan focuses on increasing taxes on the well-off to lift the fortunes of the needy.


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Report: Obama To Ask For Big Increase To Pentagon Budget

Pentagon documents obtained by the AP reveal the president will ask Congress for $534 billion to fund the Defense Department, a nearly 8 percent increase over last year.

Obama will ask for $534 billion for the core budget of Defense Department


Hard-Line Conservatives, GOP Establishment Battle How To Use Budget Against Obamacare (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Hard-Line Conservatives, GOP Establishment Battle How To Use Budget Against Obamacare

Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama’s health care law.


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IRS Chief Warns Budget Cuts Could Force 2-Day Agency Shutdown

IRS Commissioner says budget cuts could delay tax refunds, reduce the number of audits and cost the government at least $2 billion in lost revenue.


Physicians are expressing concern that a 90-day grace period rule for health plans covered under the Affordable Care Act will allow insurance companies to deny payment to doctors.  (Getty Images)

Obama Seeks $5B In Federal Spending To Train More Doctors

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to approve spending more than $5 billion on medical training to turn out some 13,000 primary care providers over the next 10 years.


WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 10:  Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) hold a press conference to announce a bipartisan budget deal, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, at the U.S. Capitol on December 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. The $85 billion agreement would set new spending levels for the next two years and create $63 billion in so-called 'sequester relief.'  (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Congressional Budget Leaders Announce Deal To Keep Gov’t Out of “Crisis-to-Crisis” Mode

Budget leaders in Congress have announced a deal that they say will keep the government from operating in “crisis-to-crisis” mode for the foreseeable future.


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Shutdown Looming: Weekend Showdown at the Capitol

A potential federal shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Senate dealt an emphatic defeat to a core of rebellious young conservatives Friday and approved legislation preventing government agencies from closing on Tuesday.


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House Prepares To Vote On Balanced Budget Proposal

The vote Friday would be the first by the House on a balanced budget amendment since 1995.