With the new Congress not set to take office until 2015, what will the “lame duck” Congress complete before the new year?
On July 31, the Taxpayer Protection Alliance (TPA) released a report detailing billions of dollars worth of lawmakers pet projects found in the 2015 House and Senate defense appropriations bills. In total, the group identified more than 240 earmarks worth almost $20 billion.
Congress is using a budget gimmick to bail out the Highway Trust Fund.
It’s clear that American voters are frustrated with Congress, when only 5 percent have said most members of Congress deserve to be re-elected.
A coalition of conservative groups has recently called on Congress to oppose the reauthorization of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank.
This week, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will vote on a resolution to hold former International Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.
While Congress is on recess this week, others will flock to Washington D.C. to take part in Sunshine Week. Sunshine Week, which runs from March 16 to the 22, is a time when advocates promote government transparency or the openness of federal agencies.
On March 4, 2014, the inspector general (IG) at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that, through a lack of oversight, several federal employees misused company credit cards.
On Tuesday, President Obama revealed his budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. It proposes $3.9 trillion in spending, while raising taxes in an effort to reduce the debt. The President’s budget has no real chance of passing Congress, but has become a rallying point for Democrats of where they want to begin budget negotiations.
President Barack Obama released his fiscal year 2015 budget yesterday and most commentators and news sources agreed the document won’t go far in the divided Congress.