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18 December 2014 - The just-concluded Congress is being chided for being one of the least-productive ever. The lack of action on the most important issues facing the country has reached epic levels, but is not new, a point that was reinforced recently by an updated report.
16 December 2014 - The recent drama over renewing about 55 tax breaks has drawn new attention to the problems with the U.S. tax code. Meanwhile, key policymakers are moving in the direction of reforming the tax system.
11 December 2014 - On Tuesday the Health Subcommittee of the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee convened a hearing on “Setting Fiscal Priorities” in the context of federal healthcare. The hearing examined ways to address the rising costs of federal healthcare programs.
10 December 2014 - What happens when you combine putting off funding the government with partisan gridlock? You get a Cromnibus.
04 December 2014 - The end-of-year work of Congress is finally starting in earnest as time runs short to avoid a government shutdown and address other deadlines.
Melancon Critiques Government Gridlock
Charlie Melancon on the Jim Engster Show
Our National Debt is Real and Growing
Livingston: Time to Fix the Debt Is Now
Livingston Says Congress and White House Must Address the Budget
Mayor Landrieu joins bi-partisan effort to reign in national debt