By Susan Ferrechio | 10/09/13 05:38 PM
So much for not negotiating. President Obama will meet with a group of House Republicans on Thursday to discuss a possible deal that would both reopen the government and ensure that the nation's rapidly approaching borrowing limit is extended on time. Obama sent the invitation a day after...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/09/13 06:20 AM
With the ninth day of the government shutdown beginning Wednesday, the House and Senate are no closer to a federal funding deal or a plan to raise the nation's borrowing limit by the mid-October deadline. But both parties are getting impatient. "Why doesn't the Senate lead," Sen. John...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/08/13 05:32 PM
House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday rejected a claim by President Obama that House Republicans are unwilling to negotiate over the debt limit and government funding legislation and said the president is demanding "unconditional surrender" from the GOP.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/08/13 12:06 PM
House Republican leaders will take up two bills this week to pressure Democrats to negotiate a new deal that would reopen the government and raise the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/01/13 05:10 PM
On Day One of the government shutdown, some were expecting House Speaker John Boehner to begin reducing Republican demands to defund or delay Obamacare. But he is instead digging in. The House plans a Tuesday evening vote on three smaller spending bills that would re-open some parts of the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/01/13 01:27 PM
House Republicans on Tuesday assembled for talks with the Senate over the stalled federal spending measure, but no Democrats showed up to negotiate.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/01/13 10:57 AM
The Senate on Tuesday rejected a House proposal to convene a special committee of lawmakers to work out a compromise on a spending plan needed to reopen the federal government. A partial government shutdown is underway after Congress failed to pass a funding measure for the 2014 fiscal year...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/01/13 02:02 AM
The federal government partially shut down for the first time in 17 years at the stroke of midnight Tuesday while Congress remained deadlocked over a temporary funding bill. "It is past midnight, the government is officially shut down. That is not a good thing if you are a Republican or a...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/30/13 11:57 PM
House Republicans have agreed to set up a special conference committee in which the House and Senate can try to resolve differences over the government spending bill, but they won't be able to pass it before the government runs out of money and shuts down at midnight. Barely an hour before the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/30/13 09:28 PM
For the third time in two days, the House on Monday passed a stop-gap budget bill to keep the government open, this time attaching a year-long delay in the new health care law requirement that nearly every American purchase health insurance. With just a few hours left before the fiscal year...
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