Rep. Larsen Calls for Support of the Social Security 2100 Act

hi I’m congressman Rick Larsen from Washington State and I think Congress has to act in order to ensure social security remains solvent and that’s why I support the Social Security 2100 Act it will expand benefits it will scrap the cap and it will ensure the solvency of Social Security for generations to come […]

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PBS NewsHour full episode October 10, 2019

JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. On the “NewsHour” tonight: all the president’s lawyer’s men. Two associates of Rudy Giuliani are arrested on campaign finance charges, as the U.S. House subpoenas them in the impeachment inquiry. Then: crossing the line. Kurdish civilians try to flee for safety, as the Turkish invasion into Northern Syria […]

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Footnote * from “The Debt Ceiling Explained”

The President can veto Congress’ budget, but Congress, with enough votes, can override that veto. So while negotiations may happen between the two branches if Congress can’t get enough votes to override a veto, ultimately the responsibility for government spending lies with Congress. They alone have the power to specify taxes and spending, while the […]

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