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Federal White House budget chief: ‘No way’ that US defaults on debt

White House budget chief: ‘No way’ that US defaults on debt

By Julia Manchester – 06/02/17 09:12 PM EDT 64 © Greg Nash White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney insisted Friday that the U.S. would not default on its debt as Congress gears up this summer to debate raising the debt ceiling. “If the debt ceiling is not raised, you have some difficulties. There’s no question,” …

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Federal Progressive Caucus Budget Turns Resistance Into Policy, Rebukes Trump

Progressive Caucus Budget Turns Resistance Into Policy, Rebukes Trump

The Congressional Progressive Caucus’ fiscal 2018 budget proposal, subtitled “A Roadmap for the Resistance,” is virtually a point-by-point rebuttal of Trump administration policies, and offers plans for completing the work of economic recovery that has been thwarted by Republican-imposed fiscal austerity that began with the Tea Party takeover of Congress in 2010. (Image: CPC) To people …

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Federal Report: Ryan Urges Members To Focus On Spending Bill, Put Health Care On Hold

Report: Ryan Urges Members To Focus On Spending Bill, Put Health Care On Hold

ByEsme CribbPublishedApril 22, 2017, 5:35 PM EDT House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Saturday urged Republican members of Congress to focus on keeping the government from shutting down, and offered few specifics about a new health care bill, according to a report by the Washington Post. Speaking to members of the Republican Party on a call …

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Federal Hiring Freeze Lifted, but Job Cuts Expected Ahead

Hiring Freeze Lifted, but Job Cuts Expected Ahead

Published: April 12, 2017 More in: Fedweek The Trump administration has lifted the general federal hiring freeze it imposed as one of its first official actions, while releasing what it calls a “Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Federal Civilian Workforce” that includes expectations of job cuts. In a press briefing, …

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