Congress did its job in passing an omnibus spending package that funds the federal government through September 30, the end of Fiscal Year 2017.
The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs.
Now that Steven Mnuchin has been confirmed as Treasury secretary, his top priority will have nothing to do with tax reform.
The policy center called for lifting Social Security’s minimum benefit for very-low-income seniors, and enhancing the program’s survivor benefit.
The annual check-up for Social Security is in, and one program looks more dire than the rest.
Thanks to increases in tax revenue, a sliding deficit, and extraordinary measures by the Treasury Department, there is time before the U.S. could default.
Senate Republicans will not include detailed plans to overhaul entitlement programs when they unveil their first budget in nearly a decade this week.