Friday Jul 25
House panel set for Tuesday vote on Fed transparency bill
The House Financial Services Committee said on Friday that it will vote on a bill next week aimed at bringing more transparency to the Federal Reserve, including the controversial requirement of adopting a rules-based approach to its policy.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Undocumented children: Borders or morals?
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Details about undocumented children who come alone to Grand Rapids are so secretive that even one of our elected officials said he doesn't know how many have come here.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Dean Vanderstelt-Democratic Candidate for Congress in Michigan's 2nd District
Primary elections in Michigan are now less than two weeks away. Retired Spring Lake businessman Dean Vanderstelt filed to run as a Democrat.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Candidates Bill Huizenga, Dean Vanderstelt file finance reports in 2nd Congressional District race
The campaign committee for U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, a Zeeland Republican, has raised nearly $1 million so far in this election cycle.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Lois Lerner's pension defunded and a whole lot more
Lois Lerner was apparently patient zero of deadly computer viruses within the United States government as it has been learned that some of her former colleagues at the Federal Election Commission also mysteriously lost their computer hard drives.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
IRS Budget Sliced 13% as U.S. House Constrains Tax Agency
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to cut the Internal Revenue Service's budget by $1.14 billion in another blow to the tax agency.
Live blog and video: Day 2 of Janet Yellen's report to Congress
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will go before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday to discuss the central bank's semi-annual monetary policy report.
House GOP votes to gut IRS budget
Late Tuesday night, the House of Representatives voted to cut 13 percent from the Internal Revenue Service's budget.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
90th District Candidate Gets Important Endorsement
A Republican candidate running to fill the seat of term-limited 90th District Representative Joe Haveman got an important endorsement on Tuesday.
National briefs: House cuts IRS funding
The House has voted to cut the Internal Revenue Service's budget by $1.14 billion in another blow to the tax agency.
The Miami Herald
House GOP slashes IRS tax enforcement budget
The GOP-controlled House has slashed the budget for the Internal Revenue Service's tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion, a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer audits of taxpayers and make it more likely that people who cheat on their taxes will get away with it.
House Ravages IRS, Guts $1.1 Billion from Tax Enforcement Budget
The House voted Monday to cut more than $1 billion from the IRS's tax enforcement budget, giving Republicans a big helping of revenge against an agency they've battled all year.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
GOP strikes on plans to fix W.H. alley
When it comes to renovations to the White House's Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley, Republicans are saying: Spare me.
Wall Street Journal
Lawmakers Seek Disclosure of High Earners at Federal Reserve Banks
Two GOP lawmakers, Reps. Bill Huizenga of Michigan and Scott Garrett of New Jersey, have introduced a bill known as the Federal Reserve Accountability and Transparency Act , which includes a provision that would require disclosure of Fed officials with high salaries.
Amendment Aims to Boost Dredging
Great Lakes legislators played a key role in yesterday's vote in the House of Representatives to increase the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' national budget by nearly $58 million.
House GOP bill turns to Bush economist to rein in Fed
House Republicans are trying again to rein in the Federal Reserve , this time with a bill that would force the central bank to explain its monetary policy decisions to Congress.
Fed independence questioned as Republicans ramp up pressure
A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Federal Reserve's long-held independence into question again, as conservative lawmakers seek to place the U.S. central bank under tougher scrutiny.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
The Washington Post
Audit the Fed ... on steroids
The Fed's Eccles Building under construction in 1937. Some Republicans think it needs more than a face lift.
Fed reform legislation increases oversight
Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee Vice Chairman Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., and Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee Chairman Scott Garrett, R-N.J., released the fed reform legislation, which includes a pathway to audit the Fed and enhances the Federal Reserve's accountability to Congress.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Congressmen introduce Federal Reserve Transparency Act
Two U.S. congressmen introduced a bill on Monday aimed at adding further scrutiny to the actions of the Federal Reserve.