BMD base woes -- Part 2

MOSCOW, June 20 (UPI) -- Rep. John Spratt, D-S.C., the chairman of the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, has said the global ballistic missile threat has been decreasing during the last 20 years.
NIKITA PETROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Spratt says budget is 'pay as you go'

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt of South Carolina says the Democrat-led budget passed by the U.S. House this week "sticks to the rule of pay-as-you-go."

Major U.S. budget reform likely on hold

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress is looking into next year's federal budget but competing versions indicate any major changes will be left to a new president and Congress.

Democrats approve U.S. budget plan

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Democrats in the U.S. Congress have reached agreement on a $2.9 trillion U.S. budget plan for 2008 that is expected to pass and be sent to the White House.

Dems pledge to scrutinize Iraq war costs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Democrats plan to assert more control over Iraq war costs when they take charge of Congress, the incoming budget committee chairmen say.

Republicans irked by Democratic ad

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Republican lawmakers reportedly are irate over a Democratic campaign ad showing footage of flag-draped coffins of U.S. troops killed in Iraq.

CBO predicts deficit of at least $337B

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Congressional Budget Office says the federal budget deficit will total $337 billion in 2006.

U.S.Rep. Spratt: Iraq costs underestimated

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Rep. John Spratt, D-S.C., released a report Tuesday saying the cost of the U.S. military operations in Iraq might climb to $646 billion.

House Democrats reappoint leaders

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democrats re-elected their leadership Wednesday, but the question of who will lead the election-oversight position in their caucus remains open.

U.S. debt ceiling reached

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury announced Thursday the statutory debt ceiling of $7.4 trillion has been reached.

Tax cuts lauded as debt ceiling looms

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- With less than a month to go until the elections, senior White House officials are aggressively promoting President Bush's achievements since 2001 and what more
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

House Democrats push debt ceiling issue

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Three top House Democrats Monday requested a meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow to query him on the coming breach of the federal debt limit.

House Democrats denounce Swifities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Nineteen House Democrats wrote to President Bush Wednesday and urged him to denounce ads run by the 527 organization Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

CBO: Iraq reconstruction may cost more

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Congressional Budget Office report on Iraqi reconstruction released Friday says an additional $55.3 billion may be needed to fund U.S. efforts through 2007.

Bush: $550B tax cut would enliven economy

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush on Tuesday urged Congress to approve a tax cut of at least $550 billion to spur the sagging U.S. economy as he pushed his job growth proposal on the day millions of Americans faced the deadline for filing their tax returns.
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter
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John Spratt
Rep. John Spratt, D-SC, speaks to members of the press during a news conference regarding the new CBO budget deficit projections, on January 25, 2005, as Sen. Kent Conrad, D-ND, looks on. Conrad attacked President Bush's tax cuts and spending in Iraq and Afghanistan for the high increases in the U.S. national deficit...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)....

John McKee Spratt, Jr. (born November 1, 1942) is the former U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district, serving from 1983 until 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Spratt was the dean of the South Carolina congressional delegation, chairman of the U.S. House Committee on the Budget, and the second ranking Democrat on the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, where he served on three subcommittees: Oversight and Investigations, Strategic Forces, and Air and Land Forces. In addition to his committee work, he co-chaired the Textile Caucus, the Bearing Caucus, and the Nuclear Energy Caucus. The 5th Congressional District covers all or part of 14 counties in north-central South Carolina. The largest cities are Rock Hill and Sumter. On November 2nd, 2010, he lost to Republican challenger Mick Mulvaney.

Spratt was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and raised in York, South Carolina, where he still resides. He is the son of John McKee Spratt, Sr. and Jane Love Bratton. His father founded the Bank of Fort Mill and the York law firm where Spratt would eventually practice. Spratt's only sibling is Jane Bratton Spratt McColl, wife of Hugh McColl, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of America Corporation who retired in 2001.

After graduating from York High School, he earned a BA degree in history from Davidson College in 1964. He served as student body president at both schools. Spratt then earned an MA degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University (Corpus Christi College) in 1966 while studying on a Marshall Scholarship, and an LLB degree from Yale Law School in 1969.

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