The national party conventions always feature lots of expensive promises, generally with little or no attention given to how they would be financed -- or even how the federal government m
Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) today released a comprehensive proposal to reform Social Security through both benefit changes and tax increases.
The United States faces an ever-changing landscape of national security challenges, from ISIS violence to concerns about recent Russian and Chinese actions.
Such challenges call for “long-term defense planning, the careful setting of priorities, and new policies to replace old ones that are no longer appropriate – no matter how politically difficult some of that may be,” says Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition.
The Congressional Budget Office has released 30-year projections that underscore the need for presidential and congressional candidates to offer credible plans for comprehensive budget re
Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) has introduced a measure to require annual fiscal reports from the U.S. comptroller general to a joint session of Congress.
Senate Finance committee members harshly criticized an effort to test new ways to pay for certain drugs in Medicare Part B, showing how difficult it is to reform the federal government’s
Senators last week continued to struggle with Fiscal 2017 spending bills, with heated disputes over gun control measures, Planned Parenthood and funding levels to fight the Zika virus thr
The federal deficit is rising. Social Security and Medicare need repairs, as does the tax code. Federal domestic investments are being squeezed and the nation’s debt is on an unsustainable course.
Yet so far the presidential candidates have not said much about these issues, according to Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby.
House Republicans produced a white paper last week that provides some information on the types of health care policies they would pursue after passing legislation to repeal the Affordable
The congressional budget process has run into even more trouble, with partisan rancor over guns and a sit-down protest by Democrats leading the House last week to start its July 4 recess early -- despite the tight time schedule Congress already had to approve spending bills for Fiscal 2017.
Congress so far has failed to send the President any of the 12 spending bills needed for the coming fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1. The House and Senate have longer summer recesses scheduled this year because of the political conventions.