Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) is launching an investigation after revelations that sequestration resulted in only one government layoff in 2013.
According to a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the only layoff that occurred to help achieve the $85.3 billion in spending cuts took place in the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Paul Ryan and his Republican colleagues are driving discretionary spending, while President Barack Obama’s proposals for higher taxes and higher spending have not come to fruition, the Washington Times reports.
President Barack Obama has proposed 442 tax hikes since taking office in 2009, according to an Americans for Tax Reform analysis.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a prominent Republican critic of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, unveiled legislation on Tuesday to make sure Obamacare would not add to the deficit by compensating insurance companies for possible losses.
President Barack Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour will cost the private sector $15 billion and increase the deficit by $5 billion over the next 10 years, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Wednesday.
Georgia’s senate on Wednesday called for a constitutional convention of the states in order to pass a balanced budget amendment.
The Senate Budget Committee Republican staff found in a new analysis of President Obama’s proposed budget that interest payments on debt will be larger than the defense budget in five years, according to the Weekly Standard.
My must read of the day is “Mr. Ryan’s Small Ideas on Poverty,” by the editorial board of the New York Times.