U.S. House conservatives balk at short-term funding patch that would avert shutdown

BY: - September 12, 2023

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

BY: - July 13, 2023

Social Security provides financial stability that helps women and people of color stay out of poverty, an advocate said.

The U.S. Capitol Building on June 1, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

D.C. spending standoff ahead as U.S. House Republicans demand $130B in cuts

BY: - June 15, 2023

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

BY: - June 13, 2023

'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

BY: - April 6, 2023

Republicans, including Perry, must not attack the essential benefits that so many Americans rely upon.

Direct service providers rally for more money in the 2022-23 state budget at the Pennsylvania state Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa.’s Wild, Fitzpatrick press for full funding for mental health services | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 28, 2023

The request comes 'in recognition of the mental health and substance abuse crisis affecting our nation from coast to coast.'

U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris arrive to a meeting with governors visiting from states around the country in the East Room of the White House on February 10, 2023 in Washington, DC. This weekend President Biden is hosting governors that are attending the annual National Governors Association Winter Meeting. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

What to do about the problem that is Medicare Advantage? | Ray E. Landis

BY: - March 23, 2023

Medicare Advantage plans are offerings by private insurers which replace standard Medicare coverage.

President Joe Biden pitches his budget plan during an appearance in Philadelphia on Thursday, 3/9/23 (Screen Capture).

Biden admin details potential cuts in education, food aid and more under GOP plan

BY: - March 20, 2023

House Republicans have not yet released their budget resolution for the upcoming fiscal year, though they likely will sometime this spring.

President Joe Biden pitches his budget plan during an appearance in Philadelphia on Thursday, 3/9/23 (Screen Capture).

In Philly, Biden says he’s ready to meet with McCarthy ‘anytime’ on budget plan

BY: - March 9, 2023

The White House's spending plan asks for 25% tax on billionaires, boosts in domestic and defense spending.

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Congress rolls out $1.7T spending deal in race to Friday deadline

BY: - December 20, 2022

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

BY: - March 28, 2022

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

BY: - March 28, 2022

The budget request launches a months-long fight over how much the government should spend during the next year.