federal budget

6:38 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Michigan Legislature Calls for Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

34 states would have to approve call for Constitutional convention
LANSING, MI -- Michigan has joined more than 20 other states with active applications urging Congress to call a convention for the purposes of drafting a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Michigan Senate on Wednesday signed off on the final draft of Joint Resolution V, approving House modifications in a 25-12 party-line vote.
7:16 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Amash says budget deal represents "a failure to compromise"

Grand Rapids Republican says two sides need to work on biggest budget items - Social Security, military spending and Medicare
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash came to Springfield with the same attitude he has become well-known for: a commitment to what he called his "constitutionally principled, consistent voting record." "Even if that gets me in trouble with my own party at times," he said, "I'm ready to stand up and represent the entire district on every vote."
11:07 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Upton votes for budget deal

Statement from West Michigan Republican says bi-partisan deal is "welcome step to begin herculean task of nation's debt"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Fred Upton voted in favor of a bipartisan budget that will greatly reduce the risk of another government shutdown in January. Under $85 billion deal, which Democrats and Republicans passed 332 to 94, funding would be restored to $63 million of the automatic across-the-board cuts that are due to take effect as a result of the automatic "sequester."
7:43 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Upton will support budget deal

$85-million deal was reached Tuesday by House and Senate negotiators
WASHINGTON, D.C. - When the U.S. House takes up a proposed two-year budget deal, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton said he will be voting in favor of the agreement. "Not much is ever perfect, but I will support the bipartisan budget agreement," said Upton.
1:20 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Democrats say 130,000 in Michigan will lose unemployment benefits without extension

Republicans argue program costs too much
Nearly 44,000 people in Michigan will lose unemployment benefits in late December if Congress doesnt extend emergency benefits, while another 86,500 people in Michigan would lose benefits by June 2014, according to a Thursday report. The House Ways and Means Committees Democrats said an estimated 1.3 million Americans nationwide will lose benefits the week of Dec.