budget cuts

CD062: The Farm Bill


On February 7, President Obama signed the Farm Bill into law, which will govern our food policy for the next five years. In the new law are cuts to food stamps, an expansion of an extremely generous crop insurance program, bailouts for livestock producers, a big favor for chemical companies, and much more. Read More

CD050: Privatize Water Projects


Now that the government is back up and running and the American public has looked away, the House of Representatives got back to work privatizing our government. H.R. 3080 takes the first steps towards privatization of water projects typically done by the Army Corps of Engineers, using entirely fixable budget issues as the justification. Read More

CD017: VAWA & Funding Defense


We take a close look at the Violence Against Women Act re-authorization as the President signs it into law. We also look at the continuing resolution passed by the House, which funds defense while leaving the rest of the government in chaos. Read More

CD016: They Want Cuts


No one really tried to avert the sequester, the House of Representatives travels in style, and something good actually happened this week in Congress. Read More

CD015: Who Caused Sequester?


House Republicans tried hard during their week off to label the huge March 1 cuts as “the President’s sequester”, but was President Obama really the cause? We go back to August 1, 2011, the day sequester was born, to see who was celebrating the cuts and how they passed the House. Read More