Politics & Government

August 2, 2014

Veterans and Israel do well in Congress

Veterans, Israelis and governors and local officials who want their highway money – all groups with demonstrated political clout – were able to break through Congress’ customary gridlock. On the other side of the ledger, a proposal to spend more money fighting forest fires in the West and raise the deficit in the process did not make the cut in the Senate or even reach the House floor.

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