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An omnibus in London/ Photo by Gene Hunt. A $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill was unveiled last night in Congress to fund the government for the rest of this fiscal year. The bill will be voted on by the end of the week. But what exactly is an “omnibus”? In...
Emergency unemployment benefits expired at the end of December and cut off jobless aid to 1.3 million out-of-work Americans. Whether benefits will be extended is now the top debate in Washington.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, which renewed a commitment to federal funding for programs to help struggling Americans. Here's a list of resources that illustrate how these federal programs are faring 50 years later.
Social Security is popular because it is a social insurance program that over 58 million Americans depend on to make ends meet.
Congress managed to squeeze through a budget deal just before its Dec. 13 deadline, narrowly avoiding another crisis. Yet there is still a long way to go. January is sure to be action-packed.
Yesterday evening in a vote of 64 to 36, the Senate passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.
In 2011, Emily was 20 years old and living in a homeless shelter.
Congress leaves some unfinished budget business as it heads out for the holidays.
Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray, and her House counterpart Rep. Paul Ryan, yesterday reached a deal determining federal spending for the next two years. But who won and who lost?
The food stamps program (SNAP) continues to grow, even as the employment picture improves. Time for more SNAP cuts?