All posts tagged "budget"
Public hearings over Puerto Rico’s budget kick off Wednesday
House Treasury Committee president assures board-imposed delivery deadlines “aren’t a straitjacket” for lawmakers
- Posted June 4, 2017
Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid...
- Posted February 28, 2017
Congress Ushers in New Era of All-Republican Rule
WASHINGTON – Congress ushers in a new era of all-Republican rule. On Tuesday at noon, with plenty of pomp and pageantry, members of the 115th Congress will be sworn in, with an emboldened GOP intent on unraveling...
- Posted January 3, 2017
Money for Trump Tower Security Part of Stopgap Spending Bill
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are tacking on money for security around Trump Tower in New York and funds for health care for retired coal miners to a stopgap spending bill that would avoid a government shutdown at week’s...
- Posted December 6, 2016
Obama Administration: Budget Deficit Increases to $578B
WASHINGTON — The government ran a $587 billion budget deficit for the just-completed fiscal year, a 34 percent spike over last year after significant improvement from the record deficits of President Barack Obama’s first years in office....
- Posted October 14, 2016
Obama, McConnell strike hopeful tone on budget, Zika
WASHINGTON – Striking a conciliatory tone after an Oval Office sitdown, President Barack Obama and the top Senate Republican declared themselves hopeful Monday that an agreement can be reached to keep the government running and to provide...
- Posted September 12, 2016
La Fortaleza Vetoes Key Fiscal Bill
HB 2959 would create special fund to service GO interest payments
- Posted August 1, 2016
White House: Budget Deficit to Rise to $600B
WASHINGTON – The White House on Friday predicted that the government’s budget deficit for the soon-to-end fiscal year will hit $600 billion, an increase of $162 billion over last year’s tally and a reversal of a steady...
- Posted July 16, 2016
German EU Official Urges Action Against Spain, Portugal
EU wants countries to keep budget deficits below 3 percent of their annual GDP
- Posted July 4, 2016
Legislature Signs Off on $8.78 Billion Budget for Fiscal 2017
Includes $200 million for suppliers, $451 million for interest on constitutionally guaranteed debt
- Posted July 1, 2016