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  • House Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year. The 1,582-page bill was released late Monday night, giving lawmakers less than two days to read it. The bill passed 359 to 67. It will … More

    The $1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill Is Out: Now Find Out What's In It

    Late yesterday, Washington lawmakers dropped a massive, 1,582-page spending bill that will fund the entire government for fiscal year 2014. Known as the omnibus spending bill, the gigantic legislative text works off a budget deal that set spending at $1.012 trillion—$45 billion more than previous spending caps that were agreed … More

    Read the Bill: Congress Releases Massive Omnibus Spending Bill

    Washington appropriators today dropped a massive, 1,582-page spending bill that will fund the entire federal government for FY 2014. The omnibus works off a budget deal that set spending at $1.012 trillion, $45 billion more than previous spending caps were agreed upon by a bipartisan majority in 2011. The omnibus … More

    Obamacare Young Adult Outreach Now Has Its Own Day

    In the latest of a string of promotional tactics to get young adults enrolled in Obamacare’s health exchange, the White House recently declared February 15 as National Youth Enrollment Day. The so-called “young invincibles,” young adults from ages 18 to 34, are critical for Obamacare’s success because these typically healthy … More

    No More Spending Cuts to Make? Heritage Expert Says There Are Plenty

    Congress is close to releasing a massive spending bill to fund the federal government, and Heritage budget expert Romina Boccia says there is plenty of waste to cut. Speaking on Fox Business Network’s Cavuto, Boccia listed the top 10 examples of government waste for 2013. Asked why she picked examples … More

    New Poll: Health Care Reform Is America’s Top Concern for 2014

    Obamacare has not quelled the public’s desire for health care reform, according to a new poll released this week by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey, which revealed the public’s list of issues they believe should be Washington’s focus in 2014, found 52 percent of respondents … More

    Obamacare Was Supposed to Help the Uninsured. So Why Don't They Like It?

    Skepticism about Obamacare might have moved up from an all-time low in November, but a newly released New York Times/CBS News poll reports widespread disapproval remains among insured and uninsured Americans about the health law. The poll found 53 percent of the uninsured, who are supposed to gain the most … More

    President, First Lady Turn to Moms for Help Selling Obamacare

    The Obama Administration is circling back to a strategy it has tried since May and most recently in November to get more uninsured adults into Obamacare: Enlist mothers to encourage and even nag their adult children to enroll in the insurance exchanges. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will … More

    Obamacare Navigators Encourage Fraud, Not Safe with Private Information, Report Warns

    Some Obamacare navigators—taxpayer-funded workers who were meant to help Americans wade through the insurance exchanges and buy health insurance—have been giving Americans misinformation and in some instances encouraging Americans to commit fraud, according to a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that was released today. The new report is based … More

    VIDEO: Senator Mike Lee Outlines Reform Agenda to Unite Conservatives

    With tensions between GOP establishment and conservative groups reaching a fevered pitch, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) outlined a plan he believes would unite Republicans and the grassroots. “That toxicity could become paralyzing if we allow it to be. That’s why we need a conservative reform agenda,” Lee told a full … More