Budget
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren delivers a major policy speech  in Washington

    Elizabeth Warren’s $500 Billion Housing Plan

    By Michael Rainey

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced an ambitious bill Tuesday that targets the growing problem facing millions of Americans: soaring rents and unaffordable home prices. The American Housing and...

  • The Deficit Is Heading to $1 Trillion. How Worried Should We Be?

    By Michael Rainey

    Should we be worried about the rising federal deficit? If not, when should we start worrying – when it hits $1 trillion a year? $2 trillion? Never? That’s the topic of debate in a Bloomberg piece...

  • U.S. President Trump participates in tour of U.S.-Mexico border wall prototypes near Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California

    Why Trump May Opt for a Shutdown

    By Michael Rainey

    President Trump’s abrupt criticism of a key spending bill yesterday has some political prognosticators saying there’s a real possibility of a government shutdown in the next 10 days. The Senate bill...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump holds an event to announce a grant for a drug-free communities support program in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S.

    Trump Blasts ‘Ridiculous’ Spending Bill: Is a Shutdown Back on the Table?

    By Michael Rainey

    President Trump on Thursday blasted the spending bill passed by the Senate earlier this week for its lack of funding for his border wall with Mexico. The bill is a key part of the congressional...

  • Rep. Meadows, House Freedom Caucus Chairman, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Spending Bills Leave Conservatives Frustrated

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Lawmakers have been passing spending bills with unusual speed and little fanfare lately, most recently the $854 billion package covering the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor...