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    Federal Debt….they still want more

    It seems like the issue of federal debt and the amount they want to issue will never go away.  Treasurey Secretary Jack Lew told Congress yesterday that the nation has a new deadline, October 30th.  After that date, lawmakers need to extend the debt limit, according to Lew, to keep…
    Sarah Curry, July 30, 2015
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    U.S. Debt Limit Increase not needed till a later date

    Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on the federal debt limit (also referred to as the “debt ceiling”). The Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act, enacted in February 2014, suspended the nation’s statutory debt limit through March 15, 2015. When the debt limit goes back into effect…
    Sarah Curry, March 5, 2015
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    What is the lame duck Congress up to?

    The US Senate and US House went into recess in late September and are now returning to Washington today to resume unfinished business during the lame duck period.  The House is scheduled to take up many bills, including the Government Reports Elimination Act (HR 4194) that would eliminate 48…
    Sarah Curry, November 12, 2014
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    Congress in Recess till after November elections

    Both the Senate and the House passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government from October 1 through December 11, 2014.  This legislation also authorized the training and sending equipment to Syrian rebels to fight against the Islamic State.  There was a very small across-the-board cut for most of…
    Sarah Curry, October 3, 2014
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    What’s happening in Washington…..

    The discussions in Washington continue to be about a Continuing Resolution (CR) and when the House and Senate will agree and vote to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government operating, at least until mid-December. Recent events have caused the House to debate whether or not to attach…
    Sarah Curry, September 16, 2014
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    Will the Feds pass a Budget?

    Both the US Senate and House reconvened this week after their five-week recess they normally take during the month of August. The most pressing piece of legislation on their docket is a stopgap spending bill, or continuing resolution, to maintain funding for the federal government when the current fiscal year…
    Sarah Curry, September 10, 2014