More Susan Ferrechio Articles

  • Majority threatened, Democrats take up populist agenda to distract from Obamacare

    Senate Democrats, facing an increasing threat of losing their majority in November, rolled out an ambitious and populist legislative agenda on Wednesday that aims to rally their base and divert voter attention away from the unpopular health reform law. The agenda, which includes a minimum wage...

  • John Boehner: Obama making a joke out of health law with latest delay

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Tuesday mocked the latest move by the Obama administration to delay the implementation of the health care law.

  • House subpoenas Interior Department IG over proposed coal regulations

    The top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee Tuesday issued a subpoena to the Interior Department’s inspector general, demanding a readable copy of a critical report on coal-mining reform. Committee Chairman Rep. Doc Hastings, of Washington state, said the panel has been...

  • Senate Democrats, heeding GOP objections, strip IMF measure from Ukraine aid bill

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Tuesday he has stripped the IMF provision from the Senate bill, even though Democrats, President Obama and some Republicans support it.

  • Senate Democrats may strip IMF reform from Ukraine measure

    Senate Democrats, now meeting behind closed doors, may remove a Ukraine aide bill a controversial provision to ratify reforms to the International Monetary Fund. A senior Democratic aide told the Washington Examiner the removal "is being discussed," but no decision has been made. The talk...

  • Senate votes to move ahead with sanctions and aid package for Ukraine

    The Senate voted Monday to move ahead with a package of loan guarantees for Ukraine that also include reforms to the International Monetary Fund that House Republicans oppose. The 78-17 vote clears the way for floor debate on the measure, which aims to help free Ukraine from Russia's economic...

  • House and Senate to clash this week on Ukraine and jobless pay measures

    The House and Senate this week are set to clash on legislation to extend federal jobless benefits as well as a measure to provide a loan package to troubled Ukraine. The Senate on Monday is poised to move forward on a bill that would supply Ukraine with $1 billion in loan guarantees aimed at...

  • House will vote soon on new Paul Ryan budget plan

    The Republican-led House will soon vote on a budget resolution authored by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who is likely to propose a plan that cuts taxes and reduces the growth of entitlement programs, including welfare. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., told GOP lawmakers in a Friday memo...

  • House panel subpoenas ATF for controversial storefront stings

    A House oversight panel has subpoenaed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives over a botched gun sting operation. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a letter Thursday to ATF Director Todd Jones accusing him of...

  • Darrell Issa, Elijah Cummings smackdown continues over contempt accusation against IRS official

    The Republican House Oversight chairman argued in a scathing letter to the leading Democrat on his panel Friday that the pursuit of contempt charges against former IRS official Lois G. Lerner is justified.

  • Keystone XL puts low-key Lee Terry in the spotlight

    Rep. Lee Terry, a Republican who is serving his eighth term representing Nebraska's 2nd district, has been a leading proponent of the Keystone XL pipeline, which is on hold while President Obama decides whether to grant the permit that would allow the project to finally go forward.

  • HHS unable to determine who has paid for Obamacare health insurance plans

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel Wednesday that nobody knows how many Obamacare enrollees have actually paid their health insurance bills. “People are buying a product in the private market,” Sebelius told the House Ways and Means Committee, which...

  • Eric Cantor dismisses Senate Ukraine package, calls for vote on House version

    A Senate panel Thursday approved a package of loan guarantees for embattled Ukraine, but the measure could ultimately stall over a provision included to reform the International Monetary Fund. Congress will adjourn for a week-long recess Friday before addressing the legislation, which includes...

  • Eight U.S. senators headed to Ukraine on Thursday

    A bipartisan team of U.S. Senators will head to Ukraine tomorrow to meet with the country’s leaders and to provide support for the nation as it attempts to re-organize and fend off invading Russia.

  • Senate fumes over alleged CIA hacking

    Senators on both sides of the aisle were fuming Wednesday over accusations that the Central Intelligence Agency was spying on their computers, and at least one lawmaker believes CIA Director John Brennan should step down if the claim turns out to be true. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said...



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