With the federal budget deficit on the rise again and the nation’s debt still on an unsustainable long-term path, The Concord Coalition has released this year’s “Key Questions” that voters should ask candidates for federal office.
“Voters should expect candidates in this year’s elections to explain how they intend to deal with the huge challenges ahead,” Concord says. “This is no time for vague rhetoric and petty partisan jabs; voters should insist on credible solutions -- the more specific, the better.”
A pair of Republicans on the House Rules Committee recently discussed proposals to alter the rules for the consideration of spending bills. The effort drew attention – and opposition – from Rules Committee Democrats and Appropriations Committee Republicans alike.
Congress missed its statutory deadline on Friday for approving a budget resolution to frame work on spending legislation for Fiscal 2017, which begins Oct. 1.
Defense officials are calling for a comprehensive overhaul of the military’s bases, training grounds and other facilities after a new Pentagon report found that over 20 percent of its inf
With yesterday’s deadline for filing most individual tax returns, many Americans are again wondering how the overly complex and inefficient federal tax code could be improved.
Unfunded pension liabilities for state, local and federal governments have grown to $7 trillion, according to a new report by Moody’s Investors Service, a credit-rating agency.
Despite the lack of a budget resolution, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said last week that the Senate would move forward on 2017 spending bills this month based on the overall sp
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) says problems in financial reporting and management continue to raise questions about the reliability of some federal data and add to uncertaint
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump recently estimated that he could pay off the nation’s $19 trillion debt within eight years.
In an interview with Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump estimated last week that he could pay off the nation’s $19 trillion debt within eight years.