Budgets & Deficits

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, added $65 billion to the Trump administration's overall defense funding proposal. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Top Republican scuttles Trump defense proposal: 'It's the Obama budget request'

Rep. Mac Thornberry, who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, dismissed the Trump administration's defense proposal as a mere holdover...

Rick Perry pulls the plug on international clean energy office

By John Siciliano

Energy Department says it is trying to consolidate duplicative programs.

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Mnuchin calls for raising debt ceiling, says markets 'don't want us to wait'

By Joseph Lawler

Defaulting on the debt would cause significant market disruptions and ruin other countries' faith in the dollar, Mnuchin testified.

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Republicans getting restless for legislative victories

By Susan Ferrechio

It's nearing July, and the Republican-led Congress is far behind on the promises that helped it hold the majority in 2016 elections.

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