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.
12/04/13 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 90 percent of health insurance plans offered to lawmakers and congressional staff cover abortion, an unforeseen consequence of a Republican amendment to President Barack Obama's health law. The disclosure Wednesday by abortion opponent Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J.,...
By Joel Gehrke | 12/04/13 05:10 PM
House members may now say "merry Christmas" and other "incidental holiday greetings" in official mail sent to their constituents, as long as the salutation isn't the sole purpose of the card. "The Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards (Franking Commission) is pleased to announce that,...
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 Joel Gehrke | 12/04/13 03:15 PM
Obamacare contains a lot of "drafting errors" that produce "confusion" about the meaning of the law, according to a House Democrat who has "no idea" why the individual mandate tax penalty is set at its current rate. "The law was written in not the usual way -- where we had all the hearings and...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/04/13 03:04 PM
Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday battled over the whether the new health care law will destroy or improve a popular Medicare program during one of four House hearings this week into the troubled Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act slashes $716 billion from Medicare over the next decade,...
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.
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