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  • WASHINGTON— After several near-death experiences in the Senate, the trade agenda that President Barack Obama is pushing as a second term capstone faces its biggest hurdle yet in the more polarized House. Anti-trade forces have struggled to ignite public outrage over Obama's bid to enact new free-trade agreements, but Democratic opposition in Congress...

  • WASHINGTON— After several near death experiences in the Senate, the trade agenda that President Barack Obama is pushing as a second term capstone faces its biggest hurdle yet in the more polarized House. Anti-trade forces have struggled to ignite public outrage over Obama's bid to enact new free-trade agreements, but Democratic opposition in Congress...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. Senate early on Saturday passed a two-month spending extension for federal transportation projects that puts off a decision on long-term funding for road, bridge and rail transit projects until the height of the summer construction season. The White House said Obama would sign the short-term fix if work continues towards a...

  • WASHINGTON, May 17- Top Republicans predicted on Sunday that both chambers of Congress would muster the votes to pass the "fast-track" authority sought by President Barack Obama to negotiate major trade deals, despite opposition from Obama's fellow Democrats. We'll pass it later this week, "Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview with ABC.

  • Representative Paul Ryan, a key lawmaker on trade issues, on Wednesday said Republicans had always planned to bring four trade bills up for a vote in the House of Representatives. Senate Democrats blocked legislation on Tuesday to grant the White House authority to speed trade deals through Congress, saying they first wanted a commitment to push ahead with...

  • 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...

  • Passing a budget will allow Republicans the opportunity to use budget "reconciliation" procedures to dismantle "Obamacare" with only a simple majority vote in the Senate, rather than a near-impossible 60 vote margin that would require some Democratic support. As reported by Reuters last week, the compromise budget will exclude Representative Paul Ryan's...

  • The amendment, approved by the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, would disqualify trade deals with countries deemed soft on human trafficking from special procedures designed to speed their passage through Congress. Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Friday, speaking at an Export Import Bank conference in Washington.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- Aiming to acquire more budget powers and take a swipe at Obamacare, Republicans will likely scrap a proposal that stirred controversy and helped launch Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan on the national stage: privatizing the Medicare health program. Ryan's bold Medicare "premium support" plan would be sacrificed to ensure passage of...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. House panel passes fast track trade bill Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 23- Legislation to speed trade deals through the U.S. Congress cleared through a key committee on Thursday, but low Democratic support signaled a looming battle over a Pacific trade pact central to President Barack Obama's strategic shift toward Asia. Despite the partisan wrangling, the vote in the House of Representatives' Ways and Means...

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he would welcome a bipartisan negotiating effort to ease statutory caps on military and domestic spending similar to a deal reached in 2013 after a government shutdown. Boehner at a news conference gave his clearest endorsement yet of an effort to lift the spending caps this year,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- Republican Jeb Bush on Wednesday bashed Democratic 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton for voicing reservations about overseas trade talks, a rare issue on which the White House enjoys support from Republicans, with many Democrats opposed. The U.S. Congress is debating whether to give President Barack Obama "fast-track"...

  • Securities and Exchange Commission Administrative Law Judge Jason Patil delivered the warning to SEC lawyers after hearing arguments in a civil proceeding against Joseph Ruggieri. Ruggieri, who traded healthcare stocks for Wells Fargo, is accused by the SEC of unlawfully trading on tips about imminent upgrades and downgrades in the ratings of various...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- If the U.S. Supreme Court blows up the tax subsidies at the heart of Obamacare in June, Republicans hope to deliver on their promise to offer an alternative healthcare plan. Two front-running Republican options at an early stage in Congress include a refundable tax credit that experts say is virtually the same thing as the Obamacare tax...

  • I would like to lower taxes for everybody: Paul Ryan

    Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan speaks on corporate tax reform.

  • Congress in the driver's seat: Paul Ryan   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 3:02 PM ET
    Congress in the driver's seat: Paul Ryan

    Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan discusses a new bipartisan bill to move trade deals quickly through Congress.

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- Tax collections from individual Americans last year reached their highest share of the U.S. economy in seven years while corporate tax revenue again lagged historical averages, a new congressional report showed on Monday. The Joint Committee on Taxation said in a review of the tax system that individual federal income tax receipts were...

  • A lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission told an administrative judge in New York that the trader, Joseph Ruggieri, made more than $117,000 in profits for Wells Fargo by trading healthcare company stocks ahead of ratings changes by one of the bank's analysts. Paul Ryan, Ruggieri's lawyer, called the SEC's case circumstantial, and said the regulator...

  • It will be overseen by two rookie Budget Committee chairmen in the Senate and House of Representatives. The orthopedic surgeon from Georgia is also widely expected to recycle controversial changes to Medicare championed by his predecessor, Paul Ryan, which would turn the popular health care program for seniors into a system of subsidies for private...