By Susan Ferrechio | 10/21/13 12:52 PM
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Monday that the Obama administration's efforts to smooth the troubled rollout of the new health care law "is of little comfort" to the employees who have had their work hours slashed because of the new law's employer mandate. Cantor, R-Va., called on...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/21/13 07:59 AM
After a government shutdown showdown that lasted the better part of October, the House this week will return to its normal business, with Republicans turning their attention to oversight of Obamacare and closed-door budget talks. The legislative schedule is light. The House will take up one...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/18/13 02:55 PM
Former House Speaker Tom Foley died at the age of 84 on Friday. Foley, a Washington state Democrat, lost his bid for re-election in 1994, despite his role as the top lawmaker in the House. Foley's defeat after 15 terms came in the year Republicans seized control of the chamber following more...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/17/13 11:54 AM
Just 90 days away from the next budget showdown, congressional lawmakers were back at work early Thursday, initiating talks on a long-term budget deal they hope will end the gridlock and their crisis-driven management of the federal budget.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/17/13 05:20 AM
No regrets. So say the band of House conservatives who led the fight to defund Obamacare in a spending battle that shuttered the government for two weeks and threatened a default on the nation's debt.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/17/13 12:57 AM
A 16-day government shutdown came to an end late Wednesday when the Senate and then the House approved a compromise that immediately reopened the government and extended the nation's debt ceiling just hours before the Treasury said the government would default. The House approved the measure...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/16/13 03:00 PM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday tried to save face for Republicans in the wake of a debt ceiling and spending deal that highly favors Democrats by promoting the spending cuts that the compromise includes. "This is far less than many of us had hoped for frankly, but it is...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/16/13 12:00 PM
On Day 16 of the government shutdown, just hours ahead of a deadline to raise the nation's borrowing limit, Senate leaders have devised a compromise plan aimed resolving both issues.
By Sean Lengell and Susan Ferrechio | 10/15/13 08:12 PM
House Republican leaders postponed a Tuesday night vote on a hastily drafted plan to end the partial government shutdown and raise the nation's debt ceiling ahead of a Thursday deadline, shifting talks back to the Senate where they had stalled earlier in the day. It was the second time Tuesday...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/15/13 06:50 PM
House Republican leaders are preparing legislation that would fund the government until Dec. 15, extend the debt ceiling until Feb. 7 and eliminate insurance subsidies that Congress, its staff and some Executive Branch employees get, a GOP lawmaker said. Under the new House GOP proposal —...
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