By Sean Lengell | 02/25/14 03:06 PM
The No. 2 Democrat in the House has dismissed a Republican plan to simplify the tax code as nothing more than partisan gamesmanship, saying it will take a genuine bipartisan effort to push through meaningful reforms. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., is expected on Wednesday to introduce a GOP tax...
By Charlie Spiering | 02/25/14 02:19 PM
Republican senators were eager Tuesday to signal their disapproval with the military cuts proposed by President Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Monday. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said the Army was being unfairly targeted for cuts. "As a Navy man, I do," he said to reporters,...
By Associated Press | 02/25/14 02:16 PM
Democrat Debbie Dingell will run for the House seat currently held by her husband, John, who announced this week that he will retire after the longest congressional career in history, a Democratic official said Tuesday.
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/25/14 02:06 PM
While House Speaker John Boehner didn't have much to say this afternoon when he left an hour-long meeting with President Obama, an aide told reporters the two had plenty to talk about, including immigration reform and the new health care law. Obama and Boehner, R-Ohio, “discussed a wide...
By Bloomberg News | 02/25/14 02:05 PM
The Senate probably will delay until late March a vote on a proposal to raise the U.S. minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, said bill sponsor Senator Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat. The delay until senators return March 24 from a week-long break provides more time for labor unions to organize support...
By Paul Bedard | 02/25/14 01:58 PM
It's taken nearly four years, but the first bipartisan bid to dismantle part of President Obama's signature health reform law -- the much-mocked 30 hour “work week” -- is headed for passage in the House with Democratic help, according to legislation sponsors. Republican leaders plan to...
By Brian Hughes | 02/25/14 01:54 PM
The White House on Tuesday downplayed the importance of a rare face-to-face meeting between President Obama and Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in the Oval Office.
By Bloomberg News | 02/25/14 12:57 PM
The biggest U.S. banks and insurance companies would have to pay a quarterly 3.5 basis-point tax on assets exceeding $500 billion under a plan to be unveiled this week by the top Republican tax writer in Congress. The proposal by Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee,...
By Alan Fram | 02/25/14 08:52 AM
A sprawling Democratic bill expanding health, education and other benefits for veterans seems ready to clear an initial hurdle in the Senate. Yet the election-year measure faces an uncertain fate as Republicans try to make it smaller and find ways to pay for it.
By Stephen Ohlemacher | 02/25/14 08:49 AM
The plan, which is to be unveiled Wednesday, would lower the top income tax rate from 39.6 percent to 25 percent, said a GOP aide who spoke on condition of anonymity. However, the plan would impose a new 10 percent surtax on some earned income above about $450,000.
By Bradley Klapper | 02/25/14 08:47 AM
The Obama administration's push for a smaller, nimbler military must now face the scrutiny of a Congress that has spent years battling the Pentagon's vision for a new security strategy.
02/25/14 07:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's push for a smaller, nimbler military must now face the scrutiny of a Congress that has spent years battling the Pentagon's vision for a new security strategy. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is proposing to shrink the Army to its smallest size in...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/24/14 08:19 PM
The two are scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. in the Oval Office. The president and speaker will discuss a “broad set of topics,” according to Boehner's office.
02/24/14 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to require businesses to quickly alert consumers and law enforcement agencies in the wake of significant data breaches like the ones at discount retailer Target and at Neiman Marcus. In a video posted Monday on the Justice...
02/24/14 05:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hard to vote against veterans these days. Majority Leader Harry Reid is counting on voters as well as lawmakers feeling that way in an election year as the Senate takes up legislation this week that addresses dozens of priorities that veterans groups have raised in...
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