Federal Budget (U.S.)


  • CNBC's John Harwood discusses the CBO's latest budget projections and says there's plenty of fodder for both Republicans and Democrats.

  • CBO releases budget & outlook     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    The Congressional Budget Office released its annual budget and economic outlook. CNBC's John Harwood reports the CBO projects the deficit will be $478 billion by 2015.

  • No growth until tax-code reform: Bowles     Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    Another debt-ceiling deadline is due Friday, but this time lawmakers promise not to shut down the government. Morgan Stanley's lead director, Erskine Bowles, and former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., weigh in on how to fix the growing debt problem.

  • Perez: Education is the great equalizer     Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, discusses the importance of credentials to obtain middle class jobs.

  • This is Obama's 'year of action': Perez     Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    President Obama won't hesitate to take executive action to move forward, says Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, sharing his thoughts on what he expects to hear tonight from President Obama's State of the Union address, which will include such topics as jobs creation; immigration reform, and fair wages.

  • Fed taper will remain slow and steady: CNBC Survey Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Fed Survey predicts the Fed will taper its asset buying with a $10 billion reduction at each of its meetings this year.

  • Congress should act as soon as possible and make sure there are no more self-inflicted wounds, says U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, discussing why lawmakers need to act in a timely manner to increase the nation's debt limit so the government can pay its bills.

  • Factory growth accelerates, but outlook worsens Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

    Growth in factory activity in the US mid-Atlantic region gained momentum in January.

  • Tackling taxing problems on Capitol Hill     Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    David Wessel, Brookings Institution and Glenn Hutchins, Silver Lake Partners co-founder, shares their thoughts on why Congress needs to fix the long-term deficit problem and redesign government benefit problems.

  • Glenn Hutchins, Silver Lake Partners co-founder, shares his perspective on why security issues like those surrounding Target's data breach is going to be an ongoing problem within the retail sector. And weighs in on efforts to improve the nation's fiscal and monetary policies.

  • West Virginia chemical spill prompts state of emergency Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 11:30 PM ET
    Potomac River, Virginia.

    West Virginia Gov. declared a state of emergency in several counties because of a chemical spill into the Elk River.

  • DC spending bill: Deadline looms, so 'stay tuned' Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    Facing another government shutdown deadline, budget negotiators may need a few more days to resolve differences over a $1 trillion spending bill.

  • The most thorny issues on Congress to-do list Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 5:52 AM ET

    Here's what's lawmakers are expected to focus on as they return to Capitol Hill.

  • What's ahead on Capitol Hill     Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    Former Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin, shares his thoughts on the budget deal worked out between Rep. Paul Ryan,(R-WI), and Sen. Patty Murray, (D-WA), and weighs in on what to expect from President Obama's agenda in 2014 and whether bipartisan bickering will continue.

  • Obamacare tops Capitol Hill's 2014 agenda     Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    Steve McMahon, Democratic strategist, and Chip Saltsman, Republican strategist, discuss the implementation of Obamacare as lawmakers battle to reach a bipartisan agreement on the debt limit.

  • 2014 Capitol Hill outlook     Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    Keith Boykin, CNBC contributor, and Kellyanne Conway, Republican strategist, provide a look at what's in store for lawmakers next year, as Congress grapples with the debt ceiling, Obamacare and jobs.

  • 2014 political predictions: Obamacare     Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 8:06 AM ET

    Phil Musser, Republican strategist, and Michael Feldman, Democratic strategist, share their thoughts on whether there is likely to be political fallout from the Affordable Care Act.

  • Debt ceiling could be hit in February: Lew Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 9:15 AM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    The Obama administration says the government may not be able to pay its bills as soon as February if lawmakers do not raise the federal debt ceiling.

  • Sen. Pat Toomy (R-PA), discusses concerns with Obamacare and the budget deal.

  • After budget approval, more 'kumbaya' for DC? Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    President Barack Obama in September 2013 in New York City.

    Senate approval of the budget deal could provide an opening for making progress next year on President Obama's stalled legislative agenda.

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