POLITICS: PennAve

John Boehner calls on Obama to support legislation speeding up deportations

By Susan Ferrechio | 07/23/14 05:57 PM

The House speaker warned that it could be impossible for Congress to green-light additional money to deal with the border crisis unless Obama publicly supports a change in a law that is slowing deportations. 
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Paul Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

By Associated Press | 07/24/14 02:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty. Programs that would be merged include food stamps, cash welfare, housing...
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Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

07/23/14 07:13 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much the changes will cost and how they should be paid for. "It...
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