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  • WASHINGTON, April 30- A key U.S. lawmaker said on Thursday he is optimistic Congress will approve legislation central to a Pacific trade pact even though the top Democrat in the House of Representatives said more work is needed to make the "fast track" legislation palatable to his party. The Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Paul Ryan,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- A key U.S. lawmaker said on Thursday he is optimistic Congress will approve legislation key to a Pacific trade pact even though the top Democrat in the House of Representatives said more work is needed to make the "fast track" legislation palatable to Democrats. The Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Paul Ryan, said he...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- The leader of the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Wednesday she supported planned legislation to speed trade deals through Congress while requiring enforceable currency provisions to future pacts. The statement followed Democratic Representative Sander Levin's announcement that he would offer an...

  • WASHINGTON— Emotional disagreements over trade erupted in Congress on Wednesday, when a liberal senator delayed a committee's likely endorsement of a top trade priority for President Barack Obama. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a fierce opponent of the trade legislation, invoked a Senate scheduling rule to delay the committee's actions for hours.

  • President Barack Obama assured Americans on Saturday that a newly negotiated framework for a nuclear pact with Iran was a "good deal" as he sought public support for a diplomatic breakthrough that many in Congress oppose. "It's a good deal, a deal that meets our core objectives, including strict limitations on Iran's program and cutting off every pathway that...

  • *Measure spares doctors 21 percent pay cut if passes Senate vote. WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, March 26- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate. The measure drafted and driven...

  • *Measure spares doctors 21 percent pay cut if passes Senate vote. WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, March 26- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate. The measure drafted and driven...

  • COLUMN-Stop-gap Medicare 'doc-fix' will cost seniors Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:11 AM ET

    CHICAGO, March 26- Congress is headed toward a bipartisan solution to fix a Medicare formula that threatens to slash payments to doctors every year. The so-called "doc fix" would replace the cuts with a multipronged approach that will be expensive and will have Medicare beneficiaries pay part of the bill. There are better places to go for the money, such as allowing...

  • Representative Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, said on Wednesday she respected the results of Israel's election and anticipated they would produce a "lively" discussion of the Middle East peace process. "The people of Israel have spoken," she said at a news conference on Wednesday. "I respect the results that they have produced.

  • A better-than-expected showing by the Israeli prime minister in Tuesday's closely fought election raises the prospect that he could remain a thorn in Obama's side, with the two men increasingly at odds over Iran diplomacy and Middle East peacemaking. "Looks like the White House will need to let the champagne chill a bit longer," Aaron David Miller, a former...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Two leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday all children should be vaccinated, joining a debate that has become a national political flashpoint, as a measles outbreak rekindles a discussion on safety and the right of parents to forgo inoculation of their children. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said at the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Two leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday all children should be vaccinated, amid a recent measles outbreak that has led to the most cases in two decades in 2014 and infected more than 100 people to date. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said at the Brookings Institution in Washington that she was sympathetic...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Barack Obama will call for a 7 percent rise in U.S. domestic and military spending in his budget that would end caps known as' sequestration,' the White House said on Thursday, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress. The White House rejects that criticism and hopes Obama can find common ground with lawmakers...

  • Progressive Democrats and the 2016 conundrum Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:49 AM ET
    Elizabeth Warren and Antonio Weiss

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren's knockout of Treasury nominee Antonio Weiss carries consequences for the 2016 general election, Politico's Ben White says.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 7- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives failed on Wednesday to round up enough votes for a bill scaling back various financial reforms, a surprising defeat in an area conservatives hoped to prioritize this year. Republican Party leaders brought forward numerous bills to revamp financial reforms under President Barack Obama's...

  • Look for Dems to battle for party's future in 2015 Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:55 AM ET
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) (5th L) speaks to members of the media as (L-R) Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) listen after a Democratic Senate leadership election at the U.S. Capitol Nov. 13, 2014.

    Liberals will clash with the administration and more moderate Democrats to define the party's future, Politico's Ben White says.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- The U.S. Senate on Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that lifts the threat of a government shutdown as Congress attempts to wrap up a two-year legislative session marked by bitter partisanship and few major accomplishments. Passage of the 1,603- page bill was a long, tough struggle in the Senate and the House of Representatives...

  • Pelosi in last-ditch effort to block spending bill Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 3:34 PM ET
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, in this Dec. 5, 2014 photo.

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi mounted a last-ditch effort to block a spending bill, sparking fresh fears of a looming government shutdown.

  • Websites slow down in Net Neutrality protest Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:33 PM ET
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    Dozens of internet companies are holding a symbolic slowdown today in protest of FCC chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal. Re/code reports.

  • Why Obamacare desperately needs watchdog: US rep Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    With Obamacare predicted to generate more than a trillion in taxpayer spending, one U.S. representative thinks it's time for an inspector general.