More Susan Ferrechio Articles

  • Harry Reid: CIA director should apologize for alleged spying on Senate

    Sen. Harry Reid said CIA Director John Brennan should apologize to Sen. Dianne Feinstein after she accused the intelligence agency of spying on the computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Feinstein, a California Democrat who chairs the intelligence panel, took to the Senate floor...

  • New Oversight report claims Lois Lerner misled Congress on IRS targeting

    A GOP-led House panel Tuesday released an extensive report that attempts to show former top Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner lied to Congress about her involvement in the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status.

  • House this week to vote on curbing executive authority, Senate considers jobless pay

    The House this week will vote on legislation that takes aim at President Obama's executive actions, while the Senate could make another attempt to pass a bill to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits. Congress will also weigh in on Russia's move into Crimea. The House returns to...

  • Democrats' push for minimum wage hike stalls in Senate

    Democrats have been trumpeting their support for a hefty minimum wage increase in the run-up to November's midterm elections. So why haven’t they taken up legislation in Congress? “"Republicans will again have to choose between standing up for middle-class families and resorting to more...

  • Republicans propose new bill to extend and reform federal jobless pay

    A group of GOP senators Thursday proposed a $10 billion plan to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits for five months without adding to the nation's deficit. Sens. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, are among the seven Republican co-sponsors of the plan, which would...

  • House overwhelmingly approves $1 billion Ukraine loan package

    In an increasingly rare show of bipartisan accord, House Republicans and Democrats voted Thursday to authorize a $1 billion loan package for embattled Ukraine, where Russian forces have taken control of the Crimean peninsula. In a 385-23 vote, lawmakers approved legislation that would enable...

  • Senate blocks military sexual assault prosecution bill that would have removed chain of command

    The Senate Thursday rejected a bill aimed at curbing military sexual assault by stripping military commanders of prosecutorial authority. The vote was 55-45, and fell short of the approval of 60 lawmakers needed to end debate on the legislation authored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y....

  • House panel chairman calls for 'crippling sanctions' on Russia

    Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., said in a statement that the United States must act “now” to pressure Russia to pull its military out of the country.

  • John Boehner: IRS official Lois Lerner should testify or be held in contempt

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Wednesday that the House should hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress if she continues to refuse to testify about her involvement in the recent targeting of conservative groups who sought tax exempt status....

  • GOP denounces Obama's Russia strategy as Congress finds agreement on Ukraine aid

    Republicans criticized President Obama for a foreign policy strategy they say enabled Russia's intervention in Ukraine, but lawmakers from both parties appear closer to an agreement on how to respond. Republicans and Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday called for possible sanctions against Russia...

  • Democrats praise Obama spending blueprint that lands with thud in GOP House

    President Obama's $3.9 trillion budget landed with an expected thud in the Republican-led House on Tuesday, while Senate Democrats praised the package as one that would create jobs, help low-income earners, and reduce the nation's huge deficit and debt. Obama's plan echoes the Democratic...

  • John Boehner calls on Obama to export fuel to Ukraine

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, called on President Obama to lift restrictions on natural gas exports to help Ukraine free itself from Russia's military and economic grasp. “The U.S. Department of Energy's excruciatingly slow approval process amounts to a de facto ban on American natural...



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