By David M. Drucker | 12/11/13 03:03 PM
Senate Republicans are prepared to force a middle-of-the-night vote on one of President Obama's judicial nominees in retaliation for Democrats invoking the so-called nuclear option to change Senate rules on presidential nominees. Before Thanksgiving, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,...
By David M. Drucker | 12/11/13 12:25 PM
House Republicans briefed on a two-year, $2 trillion budget compromise predicted Wednesday that the legislation would clear the GOP-run chamber in a vote later this week, though Democrats will have to deliver a sizable bloc of votes for it.
By David M. Drucker | 12/10/13 08:43 PM
Top congressional negotiators on Tuesday announced a two-year, $2 trillion budget deal that would avert a government shutdown through October 2015, restore $63 billion in scheduled cuts and trim the budget deficit by $22.5 billion. Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and...
By David M. Drucker | 12/10/13 07:33 PM
Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan have announced a bipartisan, two-year, approximately $2 trillion budget deal to avert another government shutdown through the end of fiscal 2015. The House is set to vote this week, with the Senate voting before Christmas. The plan would restore $63...
By David M. Drucker | 12/10/13 04:52 PM
Bipartisan negotiators were closing in on budget deal Tuesday, although the talks remain delicate and sources familiar with the haggling were hesitant to predict that an agreement would be reached before Congress adjourns for the year. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash.,...
By David M. Drucker and Susan Ferrechio | 12/10/13 07:36 AM
A proposal to raise various government fees to offset sequester-driven budget cuts is at the heart of a pending Congressional budget deal, though some are warning lawmakers that higher fees is another way of saying tax increase.
By David M. Drucker | 12/09/13 01:01 PM
Lawmakers and staff who had trouble buying insurance because of technical glitches in their local exchange were told late Friday to contact the payroll office by the close of business Monday.
By David M. Drucker and Susan Ferrechio | 12/09/13 05:52 AM
The House on Monday kicked off its last work week of the year with lawmakers still needing to approve a budget bill to keep the government running after Jan. 15 while softening budget cuts that are squeezing domestic and military spending. The Senate also returns Monday after a two-week...
By David M. Drucker | 12/06/13 04:31 PM
Classified hearings with survivors of the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, have further convinced at least some House Republicans that the investigation should continue. President Obama insists no investigation is warranted into the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador...
By David M. Drucker | 12/06/13 12:15 PM
House lawmakers and staff are having significant problems enrolling in Obamacare and may miss their sign-up deadline on Monday, according to a House official who asked the Obama administration to help deal with the problem. House Chief Administrative Officer Dan Strodel notified lawmakers'...
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