12/07/13 02:27 PM
(www.businessweek.com) U.S. negotiators will work through the weekend trying to craft a limited deal to ease automatic spending cuts as opposition emerged from targeted groups, including airlines and federal employees.
By Susan Crabtree | 12/06/13 04:01 PM
The White House stressed the importance of passing a new round of unemployment insurance before Congress leaves on its holiday break next week but did not insist that it be part of any budget deal lawmakers on Capitol Hill are finalizing. Unemployment benefits for nearly 1.3 million people are...
By Kelly Cohen | 12/06/13 02:53 PM
A nonprofit government accountability group, Cause of Action filed an appeal in October of a decision by the National Archives and Records Administration to withhold its records about the commission. The records are now held at the National Archives.
By Washington Examiner staff reports | 12/06/13 12:11 PM
Both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill want to avoid a second government shutdown that could haunt them in the 2014 midterm elections, and they are racing to reach a budget deal that would avoid it before Congress adjourns for Christmas. The parties have been here before. But this...
By Sean Lengell | 12/06/13 11:53 AM
There has been no shortage of energy on Capitol Hill this year, as extreme partisanship has fueled bitter and protracted battles that have kept lawmakers constantly in the news. But despite the noise, Congress has failed to advance many of its core agenda items, including the most basic of...
By Andrew Taylor | 12/06/13 09:32 AM
With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs. But the going is getting rougher.
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 08:47 AM
Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end.
12/05/13 11:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs. But the going is getting rougher. House Democratic...
By Tom Coburn | 12/05/13 06:04 PM
Across America, families are tightening their belts, setting priorities and making hard choices in order to make ends meet. That's exactly what the American people expect of Congress. Our refusal to demonstrate leadership in this area – and our tone deafness – is a major reason why our...
By Nicholas E. Calio | 12/05/13 02:23 PM
Congressional budget negotiators may be closing in on a limited agreement that would provide relief from the fiscal drama of the past few years. Unfortunately, they are doing so at the expense of air travelers and in a way that significantly increases federal spending — precisely the wrong...
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