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  • Jindal joins those calling for lawmaker to resign Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:39 AM ET

    MONROE, La.— Embattled Louisiana Rep. The best way to get privacy and work on putting his family back together is to resign from Congress, "Jindal said. There was milder pressure from Washington, where House Speaker John Boehner said after talking to McAllister, "He's got decisions that he has to make.

  • Unemployment benefits bill headed to House Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 3:37 AM ET

    They released their letter as the Senate voted 59-38 for the bill. The outlook remains cloudy, though, for legislation that took three months to move through the Senate. Jack Reed, D- R.I., and Dean Heller, R- Nev., the bill's leading supporters, said they were willing to consider changes in hopes of securing passage in a highly reluctant House.

  • Senate OKs jobless bill; House prospects slimmer Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.

  • GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate Sunday, 6 Apr 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- U.S. lawmakers overwhelmingly approved aid to Ukraine and sanctions on Russia, but the measure will not become law until at least next week, congressional aides said on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- A month after Republicans rallied around offering an alternative to President Barack Obama's healthcare law in an election-year move to broaden their appeal to voters, divisions are surfacing over the issue in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- A month after Republicans rallied around offering an alternative to "Obamacare" in an election-year move to broaden their appeal to voters, divisions are surfacing over the issue in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The Obama administration on Monday again delayed a contentious healthcare law requirement that all but the smallest employers provide coverage to full-time workers, this time by giving medium-sized businesses another year to comply.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The Obama administration on Monday again delayed a contentious healthcare law requirement that requires all but the smallest employers to provide coverage to full-time workers, this time by giving medium-sized businesses another year to comply.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 12- The Obama administration asked insurers on Thursday to be flexible with Americans trying to buy new health policies through the federal website HealthCare.gov, as officials race to fix problems still plaguing the enrollment process.

  • Will budget deal usher in new era of cooperation? Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 8:38 AM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan listens to Sen. Patty Murray during a Capitol Hill meeting on the budget on Nov. 13, 2013.

    A bipartisan budget deal announced in Congress on Tuesday, would fiscal instability that culminated in October with a partial government shutdown.

  • Deal maintains sequester savings: Cantor     Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 7:05 PM ET

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor expresses the importance of maintaining sequester savings in budget negotiations. Upward mobility can only come from a growing economy, Cantor adds.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- U.S. budget negotiators were down to the final, most difficult items in a two-year deal to avoid another federal shutdown next month and ease some across-the-board spending cuts set to hit military and domestic programs, congressional aides said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 21- The four key negotiators on the new farm bill are miles apart on the paramount issue- the level of cuts in the major U.S. anti-hunger program- with no sign of compromise as time runs down for legislative action before the end of the year.

  • That is nearly 10 times the savings backed by the Democrat-run Senate. "We talked about it some," Colin Peterson, the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, told reporters as the "big four" negotiators- the leaders of the Senate and House Agriculture committees- took a midday break.

  • "There are actual, live vulnerabilities on the site now," David Kennedy, head of computer security consulting firm TrustedSec LLC, said in remarks before testifying on the topic "Is My Data on HealthCare.gov Secure?" Kennedy, Morgan Wright, CEO of Crowd Sourced Investigations and Fred Chang, cybersecurity chair at Southern Methodist University said "yes.

  • U.S. House Democrats clamor for Obamacare fix this week Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 12:32 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 13- U.S. House of Representatives Democrats, seething over the botched startup of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, are urging U.S. officials to swiftly help people whose existing insurance policies are being canceled due to Obamacare.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 1- The troubled start of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law known as Obamacare has administration officials scrambling to address a host of problems, from the unreliability of the website HealthCare.gov to questions about who is responsible for hundreds of thousands of Americans losing their current coverage.

  • Cut in food stamps to hit low-income Americans this week Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 12:09 PM ET

    *Senate and House back different levels of cuts in new farm bill. WASHINGTON/ LOS ANGELES, Oct 30- One of every seven Americans will take a hit on Friday when a $5 billion cut in food stamps, the first across-the-board reduction in the history of the decades-old federal program, takes effect.

  • She will face Republicans eager to prove, thus far unsuccessfully, that the White House orchestrated decisions that may have stalled the system. The White House has scrambled to fix technical issues and disputes Republican allegations that political motives were behind changes in the website's function.

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