Debt Ceiling: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says government default will hurt seniors the most

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the debt limit on Oct. 10, 2013. SOURCE: Finance.Senate.gov

If Congress chooses not to raise the debt ceiling next week, the ensuing government default will likely hurt seniors the most, particularly those who live on their retirement…

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Transcript: Senate hearing Q&A with Sen. Ron Wyden & Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the debt ceiling – Oct. 10, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Partial transcript of Q&A between Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the potential impacts of the failure to raise the debt ceiling. The Senate…

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Transcript: Testimony of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the debt ceiling – Oct. 10, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Transcript of testimony of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the potential impacts of the failure to raise the debt ceiling. The Senate Finance Committee hearing was held on…

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Transcript: Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s floor speech on the government shutdown – Sept. 30, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Partial transcript of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) floor speech on the government shutdown on Sept. 30, 2013:

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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns U.S. will default on Oct. 17th unless Congress raises debt ceiling

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. IMAGE SOURCE: U.S. Treasury via Flickr

In letter to Republican House Speaker John Boehner, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned that the U.S. government will be forced to default on its bills unless Congress raises…

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House Republicans slash $39 billion from food stamps

Friday, September 20, 2013
IMAGE SOURCE: USDA via Flickr

House Republicans on Thursday voted to cut $39 billion from food assistance to the poor. 

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List of 217 House Republicans who voted to cut food stamp funding by $39 billion

Thursday, September 19, 2013

List of 217 House Republicans who voted to cut food stamp funding by $39 billion over 10 years.  The House passed H.R. 3102 Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity…

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Transcript: White House official on the $3 million cap on tax deferrals for retirement savings proposed in the FY2014 budget

Monday, April 15, 2013

Edited by Jenny Jiang Partial transcript of remarks by a White House official on the $3 million cap on tax exemptions for retirement savings proposed in the FY2014…

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Transcript: Senior White House officials on chained-CPI & Social Security savings proposed in the FY2014 budget

Monday, April 15, 2013

Edited by Jenny Jiang Partial transcript of remarks by senior White House officials on chained-CPI and Social Security savings proposed in the FY2014 budget. The press briefing was…

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Transcript: Remarks by OMB Acting Director Jeffrey Zients on the Obama FY2014 budget

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Edited by Jenny Jiang Partial transcript of remarks by Jeffrey Zients, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), on President Barack Obama’s FY2014 budget. The…

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