March 17, 2011
Read articles from the March 17th edition, including recent developments on spending, deficit reduction, and the debt ceiling.
- CHN: Twenty-three Senators Threaten the President With Vote Against Debt Ceiling Increase
In a letter to President Obama dated March 16, 23 Republican Senators pointed to the upcoming need to increase the limits on borrowing by the federal government, and told the President to lead a bipartisan effort to limit the growth of mandatory spending programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. If he does not, Read More »
- CHN: House Approves Another $6 Billion in Cuts Below FY 2010 Levels; Senate Expected to Follow Suit (3/17/11)
- CHN: Congress Likely to Approve Another Three Weeks of Federal Spending; House Approves Another $6 Billion in Cuts Below FY 2010 Levels; Senate Expected to Follow Suit
As Congress edges towards March 18, the date by which current federal funding will expire, there continues to be no agreement for a spending plan that gets all the way to the end of this fiscal year (September 30). Instead, Congress is expected to approve spending through April 8, continuing the House approach of cutting Read More »
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