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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Democrats pursue a no-veto strategy on spending bills

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has issued just four vetoes so far in his presidency, and it appears he won't be taking out the veto pen for a host of contentious fiscal 2016 spending bills, either despite threats he's already lodged on seven of them.
  • House panel OKs cuts to education, boosts medical research

    Republicans controlling the powerful House Appropriations panel Wednesday adopted a sweeping spending bill that seeks to protect popular programs like health research, drug treatment and AIDS prevention but slashes education grants and funding for...

    Budget brawl gives Ted Cruz, Rand Paul a chance to break out

    WASHINGTON Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have created national profiles by picking fights in the U.S. Senate, and the two Republican presidential rivals will soon have a chance to engage in another, as they oppose efforts to roll back automatic spending cuts...

    Stop running in place

    According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Virginia posted an abysmal 0.0 percent rate of economic growth last year, good enough to rank 48th in the country. The commonwealth would have finished dead last were it not for...

    Who will negotiate the budget deal?

    WASHINGTON With a little more than 100 days left to avoid a government shutdown, the federal budget process is about to lurch to a halt and it remains unclear who can get it going again. Senate Democrats are promising to filibuster all of the annual...