By Brian Hughes | 02/07/14 04:52 PM
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in a letter Friday to congressional leaders said that U.S. borrowing authority would likely not run past Feb. 27, calling on lawmakers to “move as quickly as possible” to raise the debt ceiling. “Based on our best and most recent information ... we are not...
By Steve Doty | 02/07/14 01:24 PM
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said Friday that once Congress agrees on a new debt ceiling increase, it will provide the private sector the security it needs to hire more Americans.
By Sean Lengell | 02/06/14 03:32 PM
House Speaker John Boehner says his Republican conference is having trouble coming up with a plan to avoid hitting the government's fast-approaching debt limit, suggesting that even heavenly intervention wouldn't help. "We are still looking for the pieces to this puzzle," the Ohio lawmaker...
By Andrew Taylor | 02/06/14 09:07 AM
GOP leaders have concluded that two of the top ideas to attach to the controversial legislation to build GOP support simply won't work, so now they're exploring another idea: repealing a recent cut to the pensions of working age retirees of the military.
By David M. Drucker | 02/04/14 06:33 PM
House Republican leaders are considering a proposal to raise the debt ceiling that would include legislation to repeal Obamacare's “risk corridor” program, decried as a bailout for health insurance companies. The Republican leadership is informally whipping the proposal with rank-and-file...
By David M. Drucker | 02/04/14 11:49 AM
House Republicans are moving to pressure President Obama to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in the wake of a State Department report that found it would have a negligible impact on the environment. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, declined to say how House Republicans might...
By Joseph Lawler | 02/03/14 10:06 AM
The U.S. economy is set to finally to overcome its post-recession weakness in 2014 — if Washington can manage to stay out of the way. That's the assessment of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, who said Monday morning that 2014 "can and should be a breakthrough year for our economy."
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/03/14 08:44 AM
House Republicans this week will begin behind-the-scenes efforts at tackling a path forward on immigration reform and raising the debt ceiling, while moving ahead on a series of land bills that include a measure aimed at alleviating the California drought.
By Paul Bedard | 01/31/14 03:33 PM
Rep. John Boehner, the subject of a story this week on how at ease he feels as House speaker, is facing a growing Tea Party campaign to get him dumped in the upcoming Ohio GOP primaries. The Tea Party Leadership Fund told Secrets that it is readying to spend millions of dollars in the coming...
By David M. Drucker | 01/31/14 01:04 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Md. -- Perhaps no issue is more vexing for House Republicans than their looming, unavoidable responsibility to raise the debt ceiling. Immigration reform is politically explosive, but optional. If the House Republicans' renewed effort to overhaul U.S. immigration law runs into...
By Tim Mak | 01/31/14 11:34 AM
Some of Congress' most conservative Republicans, who just months ago willingly shut down the government to try to get their way on Obamacare, had threatened to be just as disruptive in February when it came time to raise the nation's debt ceiling.
By Joseph Lawler | 01/30/14 10:47 AM
Economic growth for the fourth quarter clocked in at a healthy 3.2 percent on an annualized basis, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported in its initial estimate of gross domestic product Thursday morning. While that number was down from the third quarter's surprisingly strong 4.1 percent...
By Meghashyam Mali | 01/29/14 01:17 PM
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said lawmakers had accepted the administration's deadline for raising the nation's debt ceiling and that he expected Congress to act before Feb. 7.
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