By Associated Press | 12/06/13 08:50 AM
A New Year's deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill. They've been tripped up by differences over the nation's food stamp program and how to restructure farm subsidies.
12/06/13 04:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed...
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 Lisa Ruhl | 12/05/13 05:38 PM
Democratic members of Congress urged President Obama to take action on immigration reform by sending him a letter Thursday asking to expand the deferred action program.
12/05/13 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Year's deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill. They've been tripped up by differences over the nation's food stamp program and how to restructure farm subsidies....
By Tim Mak | 12/05/13 05:03 PM
The National Rifle Association indicated its support for the renewal of a law prohibiting hard-to-detect firearms, but made clear its opposition to expanding the law to cover "new technologies" like 3-D printed guns.
12/05/13 05:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-nine House Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to suspend deportations of immigrants living here illegally and extend relief to many of the estimated 11 million. In a letter on Thursday, the lawmakers called on the president to act in the absence of...
12/05/13 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of House Democrats says her rank and file won't support any year-end budget deal unless it includes plans to extend expiring unemployment benefits for long-term victims of the recession. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California made the comment today as senior lawmakers...
By Bloomberg News | 12/05/13 10:05 AM
U.S. companies could encounter higher borrowing costs under a congressional tax plan that would reverse a 29-year-old policy making it easier for other countries’ residents to invest in U.S. corporate debt.
By Zack Colman | 12/05/13 05:12 AM
The rule's detractors say last month's EPA proposal to reduce fuel blending targets for 2014 emboldened their legislative push, adding that the rationale the agency offered didn't address concerns about engine safety and corn and fuel prices.
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