With the midterm elections weeks away and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reviving talk that social spending programs need to be cut in order to reduce the deficit, Democrats in Congress are trying to remind voters of the effects the GOP’s proposed budget would have on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. A new report released Wednesday by the Democratic Joint Economic Committee analyzing the budget resolution that House Republicans proposed earlier this summer shows that proposed cuts to Medicaid, Social Security, and the Affordable Care Act could result in significant income losses to 40 percent of Americans.

  • How Would Democrats and Republicans Fix Social Security?
    cut expenditures, or implement some combination of the two. And the only way that's happening is if Congress tackles the problem. Just how would Democrats and Republicans fix Social Security? The hone...
    01/10/2019 - 9:06 pm | View Link
  • Democrats and many Republicans will explode if Trump bypasses Congress with emergency order
    These aides weren't deputized by their bosses to cut a deal. They would have ... Trump also fielded GOP criticism after he announced the U.S. was withdrawing from Syria. Members of Congress guard thei...
    01/10/2019 - 5:46 pm | View Link
  • Shutdown showdown: Democrats press to reopen government as Trump heads to border
    Before leaving the White House, Trump said if he can’t cut a deal with Congress, he “probably” will declare ... Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said early Thursday afternoon. But the GOP senators were much ...
    01/10/2019 - 5:15 pm | View Link
  • NJ House Democrats Plot Out Multifront Defense of Obamacare
    Phil Murphy, a fellow Democrat, to jumpstart enrollment in the ACA during the annual sign-up period; Trump cut the period ... the law against ongoing GOP attacks. “I look forward to joining with the N...
    01/10/2019 - 5:04 pm | View Link
  • The Health 202: House Democrats are considering ambitious health-care legislation. But they should remember GOP failures.
    House Democrats came into power by proclaiming they will prevent the GOP from gutting the Affordable Care Act ... There are three ways Congress could act to end the ACA lawsuit, as Bagley and his coll...
    01/9/2019 - 11:43 pm | View Link
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  • Trump, Democrats and GOP draw disapproval over shutdown ...
    Trump, Democrats and GOP draw disapproval over shutdown - CBS News poll. Updated on: ... health care and immigration about equally as the issues that the new Congress should focus on. Immigration ...
    01/11/2019 - 2:51 pm | View Website
  • Democrats and many Republicans will explode if Trump ...
    House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., predicted the bills would marshal "double digits" of Republican defectors. One bill garnered eight Republicans. Another one ten.
    01/11/2019 - 10:47 am | View Website
  • Democrats' Options for Repealing Trump's Tax Cuts
    That game started shortly after the Republican tax legislation passed in December 2017, when Senate Democrats called on Congress to repeal the cuts and fund $1 trillion in new infrastructure ...
    01/6/2019 - 5:24 am | View Website
  • Democrat vs Republican
    Republicans in Congress were demanding cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP), while Democrats wanted to expand this program. Democrats argued that with the unemployment rate high, many families needed the assistance provided by the program.
    01/5/2019 - 12:35 pm | View Website
  • Democrats Win House Control But GOP Retains Senate ...
    Republicans and Democrats will split control of Congress next year. House Democrats are projected to pick up enough GOP-held seats to take the majority in the House, according to The Associated Press.
    01/5/2019 - 9:00 am | View Website
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