U.S. House conservatives balk at short-term funding patch that would avert shutdown
WASHINGTON — The most conservative Republicans in the U.S. House announced Tuesday they won’t support the short-term spending bill that’s needed to stop a partial government shutdown from beginning on Oct. 1. Freedom Caucus Chair Scott Perry, a Pennsylvania Republican, said the group is not interested in a stopgap spending bill that “continues the policies […]
Higher taxes on the wealthy would bolster Social Security, U.S. Senate Dems argue
Social Security provides financial stability that helps women and people of color stay out of poverty, an advocate said.
D.C. spending standoff ahead as U.S. House Republicans demand $130B in cuts
The fight over spending could set the stage for a partial government shutdown later this year.
Pa. Rep. Deluzio celebrates budget protections for veterans’ healthcare
'We veterans also know and keep a watchful eye on those who utilize us as bargaining chips,' veteran Craig Romanovich said.
Pa. Rep. Scott Perry needs to stop playing politics with our livelihoods. This is why | Opinion
Republicans, including Perry, must not attack the essential benefits that so many Americans rely upon.
Pa.’s Wild, Fitzpatrick press for full funding for mental health services | Tuesday Morning Coffee
The request comes 'in recognition of the mental health and substance abuse crisis affecting our nation from coast to coast.'
What to do about the problem that is Medicare Advantage? | Ray E. Landis
Medicare Advantage plans are offerings by private insurers which replace standard Medicare coverage.
Biden admin details potential cuts in education, food aid and more under GOP plan
House Republicans have not yet released their budget resolution for the upcoming fiscal year, though they likely will sometime this spring.
In Philly, Biden says he’s ready to meet with McCarthy ‘anytime’ on budget plan
The White House's spending plan asks for 25% tax on billionaires, boosts in domestic and defense spending.
Congress rolls out $1.7T spending deal in race to Friday deadline
House Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., want Senate Republicans to block the spending bill.
Biden lays out a ‘fund the police’ budget plan
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is requesting billions in its fiscal 2023 budget from Congress to fund police departments, despite progressive Democrats’ calls for some of that spending to be reallocated to social services. President Joe Biden’s budget request to Congress unveiled Monday asks for $30 billion for state and local governments to add more […]
Biden budget plan would levy minimum tax on billionaires, boost national security
The budget request launches a months-long fight over how much the government should spend during the next year.