Congressional Budget Office
Senate Health Bill Will Lead To 22 Million More Uninsured People Than Obamacare By 2026, CBO Says
The Senate's draft health care bill will lead to slightly fewer uninsured people than the plan the House passed earlier this year, while saving significantly more money, largely through reduced payments to Medicaid.
Gap Raising Minimum Wage For More Than 65,000 U.S. Employees To $10 Next Year
The owner of Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta, Piperlime, and Intermix said it will raise the current $7.25 minimum wage for its workers to $9 this year and to $10 in 2015. Update: Gap executive Art Peck tells BuzzFeed, "It's coinciding with the national debate, but honestly, this was a business decision."
Heritage Foundation Challenges CBO Immigration Reform Estimates With Controversial Study
The Congressional Budget Office released a report saying the immigration reform bill could reduce the federal deficit by $200 billion over the next decade, but the Heritage Foundation has challenged that estimate, citing its own embattled report.