Keith Hall, who served as chief economist for President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers, will become director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) April 1.
A hearing by the House Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee last week drew attention to the impending insolvency of the Disability Insurance (DI) trust fund in 2016. While there were some disagreements, there was also a clear bipartisan consensus that something must be done to shore up the finances of Social Security.
Nearly five months after Fiscal 2015 began and with a stop-gap measure expiring this Friday, the House and Senate remain in an embarrassing tug-of-war over Homeland Security spending.
Politicians like to talk about good news, including benefits from government programs. But former U.S.
This year’s Economic Report of the President cheers 2014 as a “breakthrough year” for the country’s recovery and advocates policies that the administration says will encourage further gro
Ignoring Senate doubts and presidential veto threats, the House last week moved forward with legislation to permanently extend various tax breaks that would otherwise expire.
Presidential candidates should address rising health care costs and the resulting squeeze on other priorities in the federal budget, according to health policy experts who spoke in Iowa l
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently reported improvements since 2013 in many problematic areas in the federal government but also noted growing concerns in veterans health
Well into the fifth month of the fiscal year, the stand-off over 2015 funding for Homeland Security continues to highlight partisan divides.
Senate Republicans failed repeatedly last week to persuade any Democrats to join them in moving a spending bill forward that would undermine President Obama’s immigration policies. Stop-gap funding for Homeland Security is set to expire Feb. 27.