Budgets & Deficits

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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, center, attends a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump, Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump budget more of a 'messaging document'

Mick Mulvaney, the Office of Management and Budget director, says that President Trump's "budget is, at the end of the day, a messaging docu...

EPA scraps $1 million in gym memberships for employees

By John Siciliano

"Disinvestment in using federal funds for EPA fitness centers will allow the agency to invest this money in core activities to protect the e...

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Mnuchin: 'There could be a good shutdown'

By Joseph Lawler

A government shutdown could be justifiable in certain circumstances, treasury secretary tells Congress.

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Debt ceiling deadline likely in October or November, think tank says

By Joseph Lawler

The Treasury is shifting funds around to make incoming payments, but can only do that for so long before it runs out of options.

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