By Susan Ferrechio | 12/11/13 04:49 PM
Typically vocal Republican conservatives don't like the bipartisan budget deal Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announced yesterday, but they seem resigned to the likelihood that it will pass the House on Thursday. "I don't think there is going to be a fight," Rep. Raul...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/11/13 12:10 PM
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., has put his chief of staff on leave without pay Wednesday after learning police had looked over the staffer's home in relation to child pornography allegations. Here is Alexander's statement: “I was just informed by the United States Senate legal counsel’s...
By David M. Drucker and Susan Ferrechio | 12/10/13 07:36 AM
A proposal to raise various government fees to offset sequester-driven budget cuts is at the heart of a pending Congressional budget deal, though some are warning lawmakers that higher fees is another way of saying tax increase.
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/09/13 03:48 PM
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., on Monday introduced the "Prohibiting In-Flight Voice Communications and Mobile Wireless Devices Act," which would outlaw most cellphone calls during commercial domestic flights.
By David M. Drucker and Susan Ferrechio | 12/09/13 05:52 AM
The House on Monday kicked off its last work week of the year with lawmakers still needing to approve a budget bill to keep the government running after Jan. 15 while softening budget cuts that are squeezing domestic and military spending. The Senate also returns Monday after a two-week...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/06/13 11:45 AM
President Obama's freshly cut nuclear deal with Iran faces new challenges in the Senate, where lawmakers, including fellow Democrats, are intent on imposing tougher economic sanctions on Iran despite warnings that they could derail diplomatic efforts.
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/04/13 03:04 PM
Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday battled over the whether the new health care law will destroy or improve a popular Medicare program during one of four House hearings this week into the troubled Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act slashes $716 billion from Medicare over the next decade,...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/03/13 10:08 AM
Just a week away from its Dec. 13 deadline, lawmakers will have little time in their post-Thanksgiving legislative session to negotiate the kind of major budget deal they'd need to end the federal government's crisis-driven management style.
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/03/13 08:50 AM
Even as Obamacare struggles in the court of public opinion, the new health care law will face another legal threat Tuesday when a group of small-business owners and others argue in federal court that they should be exempt from the tax credits and financial penalties created under the law.
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/03/13 05:21 AM
The Department of Homeland Security, the agency charged with protecting the federal government from cyber attacks, is itself vulnerable to such threats because its own outdated computers lack even the basic protections needed to fend off hackers, a new report shows.
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