A bipartisan budget deal announced in Congress on Tuesday, would fiscal instability that culminated in October with a partial government shutdown.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday were falling in line behind a bipartisan two-year budget deal, indicating that the normally rambunctious group of lawmakers is not spoiling for a year-end fiscal fight.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday were falling in line behind a two-year budget deal negotiated behind closed doors, indicating that the normally rambunctious group of lawmakers is not spoiling for a year-end fiscal fight.
WASHINGTON, Dec 10- A bipartisan budget deal announced in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, while modest in its spending cuts, would end nearly three years of partisan stand-offs between Democrats and Republicans that culminated in October with a partial government shutdown.
WASHINGTON, Dec 10- The top Republican in the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday that while the bipartisan budget deal is "modest in scale," it represents a positive step forward.
The legislation _ a fallback plan to a measure stalled in the Senate _ does not include a contentious proposal from Sen. That plan drew strong opposition from the Pentagon as well as several men and women in the Senate. The House plans to adjourn by week's end and the Senate is scheduled to leave town Dec. 20.
WASHINGTON, Dec 9- A budget deal aimed at avoiding a U.S. government shutdown on Jan. 15 and relieving federal agencies of some indiscriminate spending cuts that are set to begin with the new year could emerge in Congress on Tuesday, congressional aides said on Monday.
Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray and House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan were trying to seal a deal before a Dec. 13 deadline.
WASHINGTON, Dec 4- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday accused Senate Democrats of blocking the path to a new U.S. farm bill that would cut food stamp benefits for the poor and boost crop insurance coverage for farmers. Debbie Stabenow, the Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman, when asked about Boehner's remarks, said the comments were "not productive.
Obama will speak on the healthcare program, formally called the Affordable Care Act, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, the White House said. But the White House said on Saturday after an intensive overhaul of the website that it was now working at an acceptable level.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 25- A speech by President Barack Obama aimed at putting pressure on the Congress to pass immigration reform was interrupted on Monday by a heckler unhappy with the deportation of undocumented people in the United States.
NEW YORK, Nov 25- In May 2012, Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident, was getting ready to journey to New York after his improbable escape from house arrest. About a week before his arrival, an Evangelical Christian pastor from Texas and a New York University law professor took a walk in Central Park.
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.
WASHINGTON, Nov 21- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives will pursue a stopgap government funding bill that keeps "sequester" automatic spending cuts in place if congressional negotiators fail to reach a budget deal, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Nov 21- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he hopes budget talks can lead to a fiscal 2014 spending plan, but if they fail Republicans intend to pursue a stop-gap measure that keeps automatic "sequester" spending cuts in place.
WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama's signature health law has helped spur stronger economic growth by contributing to slower increases in healthcare prices and spending, the White House said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Nov 19- President Barack Obama blamed Republicans on Tuesday for contributing to the troubled rollout of his signature healthcare insurance plan and said it will be hard to "rebrand" Obamacare after his administration fixes a website used to sign up for the program.
WASHINGTON, Nov 15- President Barack Obama will push for an extension of emergency unemployment insurance benefits through the end of 2014, the White House said on Friday, saying the help is still warranted given stubbornly high unemployment.
WASHINGTON, Nov 14- President Barack Obama on Thursday tried to ease the biggest crisis of his presidency, acknowledging missteps with his signature healthcare law and announcing a plan to help those seeing their current health plans canceled because of it.
WASHINGTON, Nov 14- President Barack Obama bowed to political pressure over his signature healthcare reform on Thursday, announcing that he would allow insurers to extend policies that have been canceled for one year even if they do not comply with the law. But insurers immediately raised doubts over how the proposal would work.
WASHINGTON, Nov 14- President Barack Obama bowed to political pressure from his fellow Democrats on Thursday announced a plan to let insurers renew for one year the health plans for Americans whose policies would be otherwise canceled due to Obamacare.