RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Congressional Budget Office

A collection of news and information related to Congressional Budget Office published by this site and its partners.

Top Congressional Budget Office Articles

Displaying items 109-120
  • Seattle's grand experiment with the minimum wage

    Seattle this week saw and raised skeptics on the minimum wage, as its City Council unanimously approved a $15 hourly minimum for the lowest-paid workers. The nation's highest minimum wage will kick in over the next seven years, depending on the size of...
  • Meet today's right-wing political football: The Ex-Im Bank

    The new House majority leader, Republican Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, wasted no time this week establishing his bona fides with the right wing of his party. He went on "Fox News Sunday" to declare that he was in favor of shutting down the Export-Import...
  • Most Obamacare enrollees happy with new coverage, data show

    Most Obamacare enrollees happy with new coverage, data show
    President Obama's healthcare law has reduced the number of uninsured adults by between 8 million and 11 million in its first year, according to three new studies, and the vast majority of enrollees report satisfaction with their new health plans. The...
  • Health law covers at least 8 million

    Health law covers at least 8 million
    President Obama's healthcare law has reduced the number of uninsured adults by 8 million to 11 million in its first year, according to three new studies, and the vast majority report satisfaction with their new health plans. The studies — done...
  • House GOP revives Paul Ryan's austere budget, Medicare cuts

    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats...
  • To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics

     To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics
    The Congressional Budget Office says unemployment won't drop to 5.5% — the benchmark for "full employment" — until 2024. That implies a 15-year recovery from the Great Recession (which officially ended in June 2009, when the economy started...
  • Obama on a higher minimum wage: 'It's just common sense'

    Obama on a higher minimum wage: 'It's just common sense'
    WASHINGTON -- Raising the minimum wage makes sense to anybody who has ever worked an hourly job, President Obama said in a freewheeling and highly personal argument he debuted on Wednesday. Speaking to a crowd in New Britain, Conn., Obama praised a...
  • Poll: Most in U.S. support higher minimum wage, unless it costs jobs

    Poll: Most in U.S. support higher minimum wage, unless it costs jobs
    WASHINGTON — Most Americans support increasing the federal minimum wage, a top priority of President Obama, but not if it would cost the economy jobs, according to a new national poll. About 69% of respondents in the Bloomberg National Poll said...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Raising minimum wage a bad solution to poverty

    When the federal minimum wage was last raised, in 2007, all but three Republican senators voted for it. The typical pattern for Republicans on minimum-wage increases is to hold out for a while, sometimes even a few years, then acquiesce. In recent days,...
  • The insurers speak: Yes, people are paying their Obamacare premiums

    The insurers speak: Yes, people are paying their Obamacare premiums
    Things continue to get tough for the Obamacare dead-enders, those increasingly lonely opponents whose only comeback against the flow of good news about the Affordable Care Act is to conjure up absurd arguments against it (I mean you, Cato's Michael...
  • Why the GOP's new healthcare 'reform' plan looks so danged familiar

    Via Jonathan Cohn and Kevin Drum, it transpires that the House GOP majority is crafting a new healthcare "reform" program to substitute for the Affordable Care Act. It should surprise no one that the new plan incorporates two provisions that have been...
  • Local Voices Lake: March 6 edition

    Local Voices Lake: March 6 edition
    Letters to the editor from Deerfield, Highland Park, Libertyville, Grayslake and Waukegan. Remembering Ramis I was in physical therapy with Harold Ramis. One day I mentioned how my grandson loved "Ghostbusters." Then Harold Ramis brought in a box...