Latest U.S. Office of Management and Budget News

Census meddling is targeted in bill, recommendations

Sep. 13, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

Democratic lawmakers intent on making sure that unprecedented efforts by the Trump administration to politicize the 2020 census never happen again are moving forward with plans for safeguards they say will help the U.S. head count stay free of future interference. Democratic House...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 12, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. September 11, 2022. Editorial: Let’s give a warm Iowa welcome to Viking Cruises What began with conversations more than seven years ago and led to subsequent planning and discussion came to fruition this week when the community welcomed the...

Biden seeks $47B for Ukraine, COVID-19, monkeypox, disasters

Sep. 02, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is asking Congress to provide more than $47 billion in emergency dollars that would go toward the war in Ukraine, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing monkeypox outbreak and help for recent natural disasters in Kentucky and other states. ...

Carbon should cost 3.6 times more than US price, study says

Sep. 01, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

Each ton of carbon dioxide that exits a smokestack or tailpipe is doing far more damage than what governments take into account, researchers conclude in a scientific paper published Thursday. Major hurricanes pack more rain, while extremes of wildfire, drought and downpours are all...

Court narrows hold on COVID vaccine mandate for contractors

Aug. 29, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

More than 1 million construction workers across the U.S. won't have to comply with a federal COVID-19 vaccination requirement, but an appeals court cleared the way for President Joe Biden's administration to potentially enforce the mandate on some federal contractors. Biden's Office...

Biden administration forecasts $1.03T deficit, down $400B

Aug. 23, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is forecasting that this year’s budget deficit will be nearly $400 billion lower than it estimated back in March, due in part to stronger than expected revenues, reduced spending, and an economy that has recovered all of the jobs lost during the...

Indiana sees big budget surplus jump as tax refund eyed

Jul. 15, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s surging tax collections over the past year have pushed state government’s budget surplus up more than 50% to about $6.1 billion as legislators prepare to take up a proposal for a second round of refund payments from that surplus, state officials announced Friday....