The Hill: Dems threaten budget deal

Lauren Schneiderman By Vicki Needham, Mike Lillis and Bernie Becker – 12/11/13 05:15 PM EST The budget deal worked out by House and Senate negotiators is on the verge of unraveling over the exclusion of federal unemployment benefits, several leading Democrats warned Wednesday. The lawmakers are outraged by a GOP move to add the Medicare “doc fix” to … Continue reading

CQ News: Democrats Balk at ‘Chained CPI’ Provision in White House Entitlements Proposal

3 of 9Adult Day Health Care dilemma Trinidad Contreras is a fixture at Gardner Family Health Network Adult Day Health Care facility in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Due to budget cuts, the state declared Contreras no longer eligible for benefits, but Gardner Family Health Network Adult Day Health Care is continuing to let him participate in its programs without getting reimbursed while he appeals. He spends the hours between about 10 am and 2 pm playing dominos, walking the courtyard and tending the small garden boxes. (Dan Honda/Staff)

By David Harrison, CQ Roll Call  Democrats are balking at President Barack Obama’s latest offer to House Republicans to shift the way inflation is calculated.  The White House proposal presented a tough choice for Democrats, who have long criticized the new inflation measure as a thinly veiled attempt to reduce entitlement benefits for the poor … Continue reading

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