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charged with protecting the federal government from cyber attacks, is itself vulnerable to such threats because its own outdated computers lack even the basic protections needed to fend off hackers, a new report shows.
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/02/13 06:19 PM
House investigators want to know when President Obama realized he could not uphold his repeated promise that "if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor" under the new health care law. House Government and Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., on Monday wrote...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/29/13 07:54 AM
Congressional lawmakers headed home for Thanksgiving dinner with many of them still dwelling on a farm bill that remains unfinished because of a significant partisan divide that threatens the chances of the bill passing before Congress adjourns in December. "Don't hold your breath," Rep. Frank...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/26/13 03:45 PM
The disastrous rollout of President Obama's health care law rollout has damaged the 2014 re-election prospects of Democratic lawmakers, a series of polls shows. A survey released Tuesday by CNN/Opinion Research is the seventh poll in just over two weeks to show Democrats having lost the edge...
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