Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is returning to Capitol Hill for a fresh interrogation on the health care law.» Read More
Orrin Hatch, the senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, criticized IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for reinstating 2013 performance bonuses for IRS workers. "It's hard to think of a group of people less deserving of bonuses than IRS employees," Hatch said in a statement.
President Barack Obama' s nod to trade in his annual State of the Union address reflects a delicate political dance and leaves the hard work still ahead in convincing a skeptical Congress to get behind free trade deals.
WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Three prominent Republican senators on Monday called for replacing Obamacare with a package of election-year proposals intended to lower health insurance costs while retaining some elements of President Barack Obama's health reform law.
The top Republican lawmaker vetting Jack Lew to serve as Treasury secretary zeroed on his work at Citigroup as a possible conflict of interest.
WASHINGTON, Nov 2- After the Nov. 6 elections, urgent tax and spending issues must be addressed, forcing Washington's power players to make some tough decisions before the end of the year. Regardless of who wins the Nov. 6 presidential election, Obama will be in the White House during the final months of 2012 when the ``fiscal cliff'' must be dealt with.
WASHINGTON, Nov 1- A U.S. government agency has withdrawn a report that challenged Republican ideas about taxes and economic growth- an action that drew fire from Democrats who accused it on Thursday of bowing to political pressure.
Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Thomas Barthold wrote in the letter to lawmakers that he conducted an "experiment" after meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee about tax reform in September.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- A top Senate Democrat on Tuesday said new tax revenues should go to reducing the federal deficit, not cutting tax rates, dismissing as "obsolete" a Reagan-era model of tax reform.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- A top Senate Democrat on Tuesday called for scrapping a venerated U. S. tax r eform model in re marks t hat hardened his party's negotiating position ah ead of talks set to gain momentum soon on the so- called "fiscal cliff".
Sen. Orrin Hatch, (R-UT), explains why he believes Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have the right vision and plan for the nation.