federal budget

8:12 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Stabenow at center of Congressional budget negotiations

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What happens in conference committees will impact defense facilities, food aid, other issues in Michigan
Washington After a 16-day government shutdown, Congress kicked off two high-stakes budget negotiations last week to hash out differences and Michigans Sen. Debbie Stabenow is the only elected official in 535-seat Congress who sits at both negotiating tables.
9:06 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Upton one of Congressional Republicans to meet with President on Thursday

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20 GOP leaders to meet with President Obama
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Congressman Fred Upton will be one of a few House Republicans to meet with President Barack Obama Thursday at the White House to try to resolve disputes over the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown.
10:54 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Kildee: Sequester will hurt Michigan for years

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Kildee says the problem could be offset by raising $500 billion over the next decade by closing tax loopholes and ending some tax breaks.
Michigan families will continue to feel the effects of $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts for years if Congress doesn't act to repeal them, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint, said Thursday. "These cuts are wrong for America and they're wrong for Michigan," Kildee said.
5:31 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

Rep. Amash discusses budget and guns in Calhoun County town hall meetings

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Amash held town hall meetings Saturday in Battle Creek and Marshall.
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash said he and House Speaker John Boehner are on better terms now than they were late last year when Amash was kicked off the House Budget Committee, a move seen as retaliation for Amash's independent voting record.