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Young's Sealaska bill would cost US $2M over a decade

Estimates by the Congressional Budget Office show Rep. Don Young's Sealaska land bill will cost...asking for what is owed to Alaska's Native people and a Congressional Budget Office score does not tell you that."Young's bill would...
My Turn: Can we afford another healthcare debacle?

...Medicaid will cover 93 million people in 10 years, roughly one in four Americans, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Most recipients will pay little if anything for a full array of health benefits rivalling any Cadillac health...
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot increase.The impact of raising the minimum wage has been much debated over the years. A report by the Congressional Budget Office in February estimated that a federal minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, which President Barack Obama supports...
Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

...small businesses from cutting jobs.The $10.10 proposal got mixed reviews last week from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. It said the increase could cost the economy 500,000 jobs in 2016, while lifting 900,000 people over...
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House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps

...take food out of the mouths of hungry Americans in order to, again, achieve some ideological goal."The Congressional Budget Office says that if the bill were enacted, as many as 3.8 million people could lose their benefits in 2014.Around...
A troubled start for Obamacare

...Tavenner also claimed consumers had signed up using the federal website, but she wouldn't provide numbers.The Congressional Budget Office is estimating that 7 million people will sign up for coverage through the private health plans sold on the...
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My Turn: Remembering those in need

...frighten senior citizens) is his claim about Medicare. Here are the facts: according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the Affordable Care Act is protecting the solvency of Medicare. How? By cracking down on fraud and eliminating...
A trillion here, a trillion there

...president's (and Congress') tax-cut package, by spending increases and by the economic downturn. The Congressional Budget Office, which this time last year was forecasting $5.6 trillion in surpluses from 2002 to 2011, now envisions...
Begich gets new committee appointment

...panel's responsibilities include helping draft Congress' annual budget. It also has jurisdiction over the Congressional Budget Office's operations. Begich's office says he will retain membership on three other committees, as well.
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Declining bids leave some questioning ANWR projections

...Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would earn the billions estimated by President Bush's administration and the Congressional Budget Office. The questions are coming from critics who opposed ANWR drilling. Drilling advocates say the administration...


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