By David M. Drucker and Susan Ferrechio | 12/10/13 07:36 AM
A proposal to raise various government fees to offset sequester-driven budget cuts is at the heart of a pending Congressional budget deal, though some are warning lawmakers that higher fees is another way of saying tax increase.
By David M. Drucker | 12/09/13 01:01 PM
Lawmakers and staff who had trouble buying insurance because of technical glitches in their local exchange were told late Friday to contact the payroll office by the close of business Monday.
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 David M. Drucker | 12/06/13 04:31 PM
Classified hearings with survivors of the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, have further convinced at least some House Republicans that the investigation should continue. President Obama insists no investigation is warranted into the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador...
By David M. Drucker | 12/06/13 12:15 PM
House lawmakers and staff are having significant problems enrolling in Obamacare and may miss their sign-up deadline on Monday, according to a House official who asked the Obama administration to help deal with the problem. House Chief Administrative Officer Dan Strodel notified lawmakers'...
By David M. Drucker | 12/04/13 04:29 PM
For Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, enough was enough. The Senate's top Republican had watched a Tea Party-driven government shutdown sink the GOP's already-weak brand and jeopardize McConnell's own chances of ever becoming majority leader. The solution, he concluded, was that the party's...
By David M. Drucker | 12/04/13 05:12 AM
With Washington facing the possibility of a second government shutdown, Republican and Democratic negotiators are racing to reach a budget agreement before Congress adjourns for Christmas.
By David M. Drucker | 12/03/13 05:21 PM
House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to hire a high-profile immigration policy advisor is being widely seen as a reaffirmation of the speaker's commitment to push for immigration reform next year, though Republicans familiar with the hiring cautioned against misinterpreting the move....
By David M. Drucker | 12/03/13 12:22 PM
House Republican leaders moved Tuesday to link Obamacare to voters' lingering anxieties over the economy, charging that the implementation of the law is hampering job creation and forcing already-struggling Americans to choose between food and Christmas gifts.
By David M. Drucker | 12/03/13 05:21 AM
House Republicans this week will continue their aggressive dissection of Obamacare, with four planned committee oversight hearings that will probe far beyond the troubled healthcare.gov website that the Obama administration says is on the mend.
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