Budget
  • U.S. President Trump holds news conference at the White House in Washington

    Trump Doubles Down on Veto Threat

    By Michael Rainey

    Despite pushback from both sides of the aisle, President Trump on Thursday reiterated his threat to veto the annual National Defense Authorization Act if lawmakers fail to include in the bill a...

  • Businessman holding dollars beside flag.

    Most Small Business Aid Went to Bigger Businesses: Report

    By Michael Rainey

    The Paycheck Protection Program was meant to help small businesses keep employees on the payroll for up to eight weeks at the height of the pandemic last spring and summer, but larger businesses...

  • Congress Pushes Back on Trump’s Threat to Veto Defense Bill

    By Michael Rainey

    In a pair of tweets late Tuesday, President Trump threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act unless lawmakers repeal certain legal protections for social media companies. Trump claimed...

  • Pelosi and Schumer meet with White House Officials on Capitol Hill

    Pelosi and Schumer Make a Big Concession on Stimulus

    Coronavirus stimulus discussions saw some dramatic movement on Wednesday, but it’s not clear yet whether that will translate to real progress toward a deal. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and...

  • Centrist Senators Float $908 Billion Stimulus Deal

    By Michael Rainey

    In an effort to break the stalemate over the next coronavirus relief bill, a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Tuesday released the outline of an emergency spending package totaling $908 billion...