During her past testimonies, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has claimed she and her team at HHS are the ones responsible for the rollout of the president’s healthcare law. Yet, today it was revealed that Sebelius is calling for the inspector general to investigate what went wrong.
Last week, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Patrick Brightwell of Bogart, Ga., had been indicted on eight counts of illegally discharging waste into the Potomac River between 2009 and 2011.
Last night the two leaders of the budget conference committee, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), announced they’d reached a deal on a two-year budget proposal. What does their plan do? How much spending does it include? And, most importantly, will it help address the nation’s rapidly rising debt?
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Last night Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and House Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced they’d arrived at a deal on the fiscal year 2014 budget. Their announcement was either three days early – based on the agreement that ended the government shutdown they had until Dec. 13 to announce a plan – or awfully late, if you consider April 15 is the date by which Congress is supposed to finish up its budget resolution.
This week, Public Notice released the findings from a poll of registered voters nationwide that confirms what has become increasingly apparent to those who follow politics: the American people are looking to their elected leaders to stand against the Affordable Care Act.
Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, issued the following statement regarding the impending budget deal Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) are expected to announce today, which would halt the bipartisan spending limits agreed to in the 2011 Budget Control Act for two years, while seeking to offset that new spending with tens of billions in additional revenue.
According to a new poll released by Bankrupting America, 58 percent of Americans want federal lawmakers to abide by the spending caps put into place by the 2011 Budget Control Act. Given that fact it looks like the majority will be disappointed by the coming budget deal…
Obamacare has clearly impacted the way voters see government functioning. Two thirds (66%) agree that “the failures of Obamacare prove that the federal government shouldn’t rush into any more big expensive projects,” while just 30% disagree. This high level of agreement includes three quarters (74%) of Independents and two thirds d two thirds (65%) of women.
If the debt limit is going to be raised, then voters support cuts alongside any increase. Six in ten (61%) agree if Congress increases the debt limit, then they should also cut spending. Just 23% support keeping spending levels the same, and 8% support increasing spending.
Voters continue to support cuts to federal government spending, whether through keeping the Budget Control Act in place, or enacting cuts along with an increase in the debt ceiling. A bipartisan majority (65%) firmly disagree that “there are no more cuts to make” to federal spending.