June 2, 2010
Read articles from the June 2 edition, including updates on the budget and Blue dog Democrats.
- CHN: The Congressional Budget and Annual Spending Bills Remain Stalled
A near obsession with the federal deficit has hampered action on House and Senate budgets and the work of annual appropriations. Congressional budgets are not binding by law but they serve the important purpose of setting an overall funding level for discretionary (that is, annually appropriated) programs and revenue targets for the fiscal year. Since Read More »
- CHN: Congress Lets Unemployment Insurance Expire – Again And Blue Dogs Abandon Recession-Torn States
Ending state aid “…will be a serious drag on the economy at just the wrong time.” –Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Economy.Com, 10/29/09 Aid to states still reeling from budget shortfalls and unemployment benefits are some of the most effective ways to boost the economy. But Congress left for its Memorial Day recess week without Read More »
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