President Trump’s Budget Slashes Spending, Boosts Defense

The White House unveiled its budget for fiscal year 2020 this week and it looks to be the most serious effort made to curtail spending on the nation’s non-defense-related programs to date. “In the last two years, President Trump and this Administration have prioritized reining in reckless Washington spending,” said Office of Management and Budget […]

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President Trump Looks to Modernize, Reform Federal Employee Work Force

The Trump administration is planning several reforms to the federal Civil Service that would give agencies more discretion on hiring/firing, transfer of employees and pay decisions.  The reforms, based on successful strategies employed by private-sector powerhouses like Google and Amazon, are laid out in the President’s budget to be released Monday. The changes call for […]

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The Federal Government Shuts Down for Five Hours Then Reopens Overnight

The Federal Government shut down for five and a half ours overnight, then reopened as Congress got a sufficient number of votes in line to pass a massive spending bill that will keep the government funded.  The deal increases spending on domestic programs, as well as defense, making it appealing to just enough members on […]

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Senator Mike Lee: Budget Deal Betrayal of Limited Government Conservatism, I Will Be Voting No

Senator Mike Lee announced his opposition to a budget deal put forth by Senate Leadership this week.  In a statement to ITN, the Senator said through a spokeswoman: “This budget deal is a betrayal of everything limited government conservatism stands for and I will be voting no.” The deal put forth by Senate Leaders Mitch […]

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Pelosi Holds the Floor for a Record 8 Hours, Announces Opposition to Budget Deal Over DACA

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held the floor yesterday for a record 8 hours and 7 minutes, in what was the longest floor speech in House of Representatives history.  Pelosi was announcing her opposition to a Senate deal on the budget that was reached earlier in the day. Pelosi’s opposition centers on that the budget […]

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Senate Leaders McConnell and Schumer on Verge of Budget Deal That Would Avert Government Shutdown

Senate Leaders Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Chuck Schumer have reached a deal on the budget that will keep the government funded for two years and avert a government shutdown.  The deal is expected to be announced as early as today. The agreement would increase domestic spending by $63 billion and military spending by $80 […]

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Schumer and McConnell Hatch Deal That Would Keep Government Open, Funded Through 2019

Senate Leaders, Democrat Chuck Schumer and Republican Mitch McConnell announced that they are close to a deal on the budget that would keep the government funded for two years, Schumer said from the floor of the Senate today.  The deal would keep the government funded for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 and would avoid the […]

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