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 —...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/15/13 12:04 PM
House Republican leaders have altered a Senate plan to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government that they may vote on it as early as today, but a tepid reception from their conservative faction has created uncertainty just days before an Oct. 17 deadline to raise the nation's borrowing...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/15/13 11:21 AM
House Republicans said Tuesday that they will move their own bill to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling rather than take up a Senate compromise that they say doesn't do enough to curb Obamacare. Like the Senate bill, the House measure would immediately reopen the government and...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/15/13 06:26 AM
While the Senate is inches away from a compromise plan to raise the nation's borrowing limit and reopen the federal government, the House has yet to decide whether to back the plan, with fiscal conservatives either undecided or leaning against supporting it. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/14/13 06:56 PM
The Senate is closing in on a bipartisan deal to reopen the shuttered government and raise the nation's debt ceiling by an Oct. 17 deadline. Sen. Bob Corker said Republicans and Democrats could have an agreement by Tuesday afternoon. He said some of the details needed to be finalized, but the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/14/13 03:15 PM
Just two weeks ago, it appeared the fight to block the new health care law was the central focus of the debate to fund the federal government and raise the nation's borrowing limit.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/11/13 07:24 AM
The federal government had already shut down when Democrats appeared before the television cameras to showcase a poster-sized quote from Republican Rep. Marlin Stutzman, one of the dozens of conservatives opposed to any government funding bill that didn't delay or derail Obamacare.
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