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.
Budget season is upon us. The White House will release its fiscal year 2015 budget tomorrow, but according to several news sources, the Senate will not write, debate or pass a budget this year.
On Feb. 21, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a report noting that Obamacare will increase the cost of employer-sponsored insurance for millions of workers.
The House and Senate are in recess this week to celebrate President’s Day. Most Americans may only get one day off, but Congress takes a whole week.
Waste and abuse in discretionary federal spending don’t hold a candle to our real spending crisis: the silent and steady growth of “direct” spending items. The Truth in Spending Act is trying to create the tools to start fixing the problem.
Members of Congress last week voted to suspend the federal debt limit until March 2015. According to Reuters, “Extending the debt ceiling to March 2015 means the issue may not get caught up in election-year politics.”