The Senate Budget Committee heard testimony last week on potential changes to the federal budget process that would better take into account the long-term trends affecting the nation’s fi
President Obama and congressional leaders have put together a proposed budget deal that would avoid an immediate federal debt crisis and give appropriators time to fund the government bef
In the latest Fiscal Fridays interview, Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham said substantial reforms to the tax code and federal entitlement programs are essential to reducin
In a recent Fiscal Fridays interview, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley proposed higher taxes on high incomes to pay for expanded Social Security benefits and new initiati
Former Congressmen Tim Penny (D-Minn.) and Mike Castle (R-Del.) spoke Thursday on Capitol Hill about the need for bipartisan cooperation to pass fiscally responsible legislation in an era
The Commission on Presidential Debates says it is considering suggestions from The Concord Coalition that would focus more attention on fiscal issues in next year’s debates between the Re
Another manufactured crisis on the federal debt limit is looming as Congress returns from a weeklong recess and House Republicans continue their search for a new speaker.
Some lawmakers and presidential candidates have recently targeted the so-called Cadillac tax, a key provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was designed to help restrain health ca
Budget issues remain a central part of the debate as House Republicans struggle to find a new speaker, with conservative dissidents calling for leadership that will be less willing to com
There has recently been a renewed focus on a key provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- the so-called “Cadillac tax.” The tax, which will take effect in 2018, attempts to limit the tax-free treatment of employer-provided health insurance benefits by taxing them above a certain amount.