More Susan Ferrechio Articles

  • Democrats set primary calendar that would help Hillary Clinton

    Democrats have approved a 2016 primary schedule that would shorten the contest by one month, but some states may ignore the rules and move their contests to an earlier, and more influential, date.

  • Republican veterans chairman blasts Obama speech

    The top Republican on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs panel said President Obama's executive actions "fall far short," of what is needed to fix the troubled agency, which has been plagued by scandal and mismanagement in recent months.

  • Lois Lerner's emails aren't missing after all, lawyers say

    Attorneys for the Justice Department now say they have copies of every electronic message ever sent by Lerner, a former top IRS official who is a key figure in a targeting scandal involving conservative groups that sought tax-exempt status.

  • Why Republicans may benefit from the sudden concern over immigration

    Republicans have started to turn the tables on Democrats, enabled by news stories and Images of tens of thousands of families and unaccompanied children who have walked over the border in Texas in recent months and are straining the resources of overwhelmed federal authorities and local communities.

  • Why a program for the poor may be helping big banks instead

    A Clinton-era tax credit program intended to help grow businesses in low-income communities is instead benefitting big banks and private investors to the tune of more than $1 billion annually.

  • Senate quickly blocks House border security bills

    In a matter of minutes, Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a pair of House bills that would have provided nearly $700 million to deal with the surge of immigrants on the southern border and blocked President Obama from expanding an anti-deportation program.

  • House votes to end Obama's deferred deportation program

    The House on Friday passed legislation aimed at curbing President Obama's use of executive authority to slow deportations of young people who arrived here as children.

  • Republican House passes border bill with few defections

    House Republicans overcame divisions within their own party and voted Friday night to pass a $694 million bill aimed at addressing the recent surge of migrants on the southern border.

  • Congress plans to send Iron Dome spending bill to Obama today

    Congress today will clear a bill for President Obama's signature that will provide Israel with $225 million for its Iron Dome missile defense system.

  • House plans vote today on immigration bill that strengthens border security

    A day after pulling legislation from the floor, House lawmakers have hashed out a second plan to pass a supplemental border bill today that will provide President Obama money to deal with the migrant surge on the border.

  • Eric Cantor to resign this month; Dave Brat says he'll run in proposed special election

    Rep. Eric Cantor, who stepped down from his position as House majority leader this week, will leave office Aug. 18 rather than complete his term.

  • House Republicans will tweak border bill and try again Friday

    House lawmakers will huddle Thursday night and Friday to try to rework spending legislation that would provide President Obama with additional money to deal with a surge in unaccompanied minors on the border.

  • House to remain in session until border bill passes

    The House of Representatives will not adjourn for a five-week recess until it holds a vote on legislation addressing the surge of migrants at the U.S. border, lawmakers said after leaving a closed-door meeting.

  • John Boehner gets an earful from GOP members

    House Republican lawmakers, angry over the GOP's decision to abandon a bill to address the border crisis, crowded around Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in the well of the chamber, demanding to remain in session to resolve the issue.

  • Short of votes, House abandons border bill at last minute

    House Republicans, who had authored a plan to spend $659 million on humanitarian aid as well as additional border security and judges, failed to garner enough support among their rank and file to come up with the 218 votes needed for passage.



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