Fiscal and Economic News from
Around the Nation

December 2018

Source: POLITICO
Dec 9, 2018
Trump Reverses Course, Tells Pentagon to Boost Budget Request to $750 billion
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Source: The New York Times
Dec 9, 2018
Shutdown Looms and Priorities Stack Up as Congress Races Toward Session’s End
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Source: The Hill
Dec 7, 2018
Broad Coalition Urges Congress Not to Renew Expiring Tax Breaks
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Source: The Hill
Dec 7, 2018
Trump Signs Stopgag Spending Bill, Averting Shutdown
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Source: The New York Times
Dec 7, 2018
U.S. Adds 155,000 Jobs in November as Hiring Slows Modestly
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Source: Roll Call
Dec 6, 2018
Pelosi: Pass Other Spending Bills But Punt Homeland Security Funding
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Source: The Hill
Dec 5, 2018
Wages Rising Moderately, But Tariffs Hitting Businesses: Fed
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Source: POLITICO
Dec 3, 2018
Congress Moves to Delay Shutdown Fight
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Source: The Los Angeles Times
Dec 3, 2018
Rebuilding Crumbling Infrastructure Has Bipartisan Support. But Who Gets to Pay for it?
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Source: Defense News
Dec 3, 2018
Is Trump Really Going to Cut the Defense Budget?
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Source: The New York Times
Dec 2, 2018
Lawmakers Discuss Deal to Push Back Shutdown Deadline While Mourning Bush
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Source: POLITICO
Dec 2, 2018
Trump Assents to Shutdown Delay
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November 2018

Source: The Hill
Nov 30, 2018
New GOP Tax Bill Not Scheduled for Vote on Friday
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Source: The Washington Post
Nov 29, 2018
Deal to Pass Farm Bill Scraps House GOP Plan for New Food Stamp Work Requirements
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Source: The Hill
Nov 29, 2018
GOP Lawmakers Air Concerns With Trump Drug Pricing Move in Meeting with Health Chief
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Source: The Hill
Nov 29, 2018
Schumer Floats Stopgap Spending Bill Amid Border Wall Fight
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Source: The Hill
Nov 29, 2018
Special Committee Votes Down Budget Reforms
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Source: The Washington Post
Nov 28, 2018
House GOP’s Lame-duck Tax Package Would Cost $55 Billion, CBO Says
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Source: The New York Times
Nov 28, 2018
For the American Economy, Storm Clouds on the Horizon
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Source: Reuters
Nov 28, 2018
U.S. Third-Quarter Growth Unrevised; Headwinds Increasing
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Source: The Hill
Nov 27, 2018
Bipartisan Budget reform Effort Hits Roadblock in Final Days
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Source: POLITICO
Nov 27, 2018
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Source: POLITICO
Nov 26, 2018
House Republicans Unveil Giant Tax Package
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Source: POLITICO
Nov 26, 2018
Shutdown Fight Over Border Wall Nears
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Source: Reuters
Nov 26, 2018
Foreign Buyers Find U.S. Treasuries Less Appealing
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