government spending

Cutting IRS funding may make an aid bill easier to pass in the House, but it feeds the dynamic that nearly led to a government shutdown earlier in the year.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says there will be another vote Thursday to begin consideration of the biggest annual spending bill, the one for defense.
As a spending bill to fund the U.S. government struggled in the House, a coalition of 87 groups says new cuts are unacceptable.
The national debt resulted from both spending and tax policy, but the latter is off limits.
Republicans like government spending just fine — as long as it's on programs they support.
Setting annual caps on outlays by government agencies and programs sounded smart in 2011 — until everyone agreed to ignore them.
The House Speaker seems to have embraced cuts previously outlined by various House Republicans.
“It’s pretty sad if you ask me,” Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii said when asked about the West Virginia senator's outline of a $1.5 trillion reconciliation bill.
Democrats could make debt limit standoffs a thing of the past — if they wanted to.
Voters overall don't seem fazed by the cost, and it's not clear how much, if at all, even hostile Republican voters care about the price tag.