Debt Ceiling News
Debt Ceiling ! What Is It Good For?
Congress is once again debating whether to raise the debt ceiling, a legal limitation on how much the government can borrow to pay debts to which it has already committed. But what is the debt ceiling, anyway? And do we really need it? Here are...
A Look at Congress' to-Do List for This Year and Next
Congress has left town until after the election, but lawmakers will return for a lame-duck session to complete must-pass spending legislation to keep the government funded
The Note: Marco's Moment
NOTABLES --RUBIO DEFLECTS ATTACKS ON PERSONAL FINANCES: Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio defended himself today against attacks over his personal finances, ABC's RYAN STRUYK and INES DELACUETARA note. "I only have one debt in the world, which is my mortgage on a home for me and my
Mary Bruce is the congressional correspondent for ABC News based in Washington D.C . and contributes to all ABC News programs and platforms including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline” and ABC News Digital. Bruce recently served as a multi-platform reporter
Van Jones: 'Ben Carson Bewilders, I Think, Most Black Democrats'
The Powerhouse Roundtable discusses the winners and losers of the CNBC GOP Debate.
Senate Passes Budget Bill, Sends to White House
The Senate has passed a bipartisan budget plan that averts the debt ceiling and sets funding levels for the next two years, 64 votes to 35. The bill now heads to President Obama’s desk, where he is expected to sign it ahead of Tuesday’s debt ceiling deadline. The budget plan suspends the debt
Rand Paul's Budget Deal 'Filibuster' Lasts Less Than 20 Minutes
Sen. Rand Paul ’s so-called “filibuster” against the budget deal, a move his campaign hyped repeatedly and which the Kentucky senator used as a rallying cry at last night’s debate, wasn’t a filibuster at all. In fact, it wasn’t even a long speech. The presidential hopeful took to the Senate floor
New House Speaker Paul Ryan Pledges to Fix 'Broken' House
New Speaker Paul Ryan pledged today to fix the "broken" House of Representatives after winning the leadership election, promising to work with rank-and-file members, committee chairs and Democrats to legislate in the lower chamber. "The House is broken,” the Wisconsin Republican said. “We’re not
What to Expect in Tonight's GOP Debate: Granderson, Dowd, Weigh In
It’s the third GOP Debate in as many months, but things have changed since September’s gathering in Simi Valley. For the first time, Donald Trump finds himself slipping in the polls. Jeb Bush , who seemingly had an aura of inevitability surrounding him 6 months ago, is visibly struggling. ABC News
What You Need To Know About the Budget Deal
Officials in Congress and the White House have reached a deal that sets spending levels for the next two years and raises the debt ceiling , averting a U.S. government default and lessening the odds of a government shutdown in December. Congress could vote on the deal as early as Wednesday. Its