The House passed a $1.1 trillion bipartisan spending bill to finance the U.S. government through Sept. 30, a turnaround from the Tea Party-fueled discord that caused a 16-day partial shutdown in October.
Paul Ryan, chief House Republican budget writer, today unveils his 2014 budget. Patty Murray, his Senate Democratic counterpart, will craft her chamber’s first fiscal blueprint in years. President Barack Obama will discuss deficit-cutting with lawmakers in four Capitol Hill meetings.
Republicans led by Representative Darrell Issa are turning their attention from the $535 million in U.S. loan guarantees that went to Solyndra LLC to the Obama administration’s failed effort to rescue the company.
Northrop Grumman Corp. tripled its political giving and increased spending on lobbying as it fended off Obama administration efforts to cut spending for a version of its Global Hawk surveillance drone.
Detailed financial disclosures from senior federal employees and congressional aides wouldn’t be posted in searchable online databases under legislation sent today to President Barack Obama for his signature.
Lobbyists representing interests more than a thousand miles from Hurricane Sandy’s landfall competed with East Coast beach towns and utilities when U.S. lawmakers drafted their storm-relief legislation.
National security advisers to the Republican presidential candidates have links to defense, homeland security and energy companies that have received at least $40 billion in federal contracts since 2008.
The House last week more than tripled funding for an updated version of a Cold War-era tank the U.S. Army says it doesn’t need. If the vote made questionable sense to some watchdogs in an era of tightening military spending, it made a lot of political sense to lawmakers seeking to preserve jobs in their districts.