Rep. Paul Ryan, (R) Wis., House Budget Committee Chairman, discusses the war on poverty. Rep. Ryan says the poor have been isolated from the rest of Americans in many ways.» Read More
Elizondo was joined by three other bishops _ Bishop Robert McElroy, the auxiliary bishop of San Francisco; Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange County, Calif., and Bishop John Charles Wester of Salt Lake City.
WASHINGTON, March 8- Republicans, looking for ways to turn November's congressional elections into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, are trying to portray Obamacare as a danger to Medicare.
WASHINGTON, March 4- President Barack Obama proposed new tax credits and job-training programs for U.S. workers on Tuesday in a 2015 budget that drew instant condemnation from Republicans, who dismissed the document as an election-year campaign pitch.
WASHINGTON, March 4- President Barack Obama proposed new tax credits and job-training programs for U.S. workers on Tuesday in a 2015 budget that highlights stark differences with Republicans, who favor a reduced government role in promoting economic opportunity.
WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters)- President Barack Obama will strike a firmly populist tone in his 2015 budget plan on Tuesday, proposing to pay for an expansion of a popular tax credit for the working poor by eliminating tax breaks claimed by wealthy Americans.
Social programs have "created a poverty trap," Rep. Paul Ryan says. The Washington Post reports.
WASHINGTON, Feb 28- Democrats in the U.S. Senate won't bother passing their own budget this year, arguing that a deal in December has already set spending levels for the 2015 fiscal year and "relitigating" it would create economic uncertainty.
Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his thoughts on why raising the minimum wage could hinder job creation.
Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), discusses his vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which provides basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender.
Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his "pro-growth" ideas to lower tax rates on business and families and create jobs. Simplifying the tax code is clearly one of the best things we can do to create growth and jobs in this economy, says Ryan.
WASHINGTON, Jan 30- A top White House official voiced confidence on Thursday that Republicans would agree in the next few weeks to lift the country's borrowing limit without using the confrontational tactics that rattled financial markets in past years.
If he's saying he's doing this without going through Congress, then I have no idea what he is proposing, says Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), sharing his thoughts on President Obama's call for a new kind of retirement plan.
Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his views on President Obama's promise to sidestep Congress if necessary, to narrow the gap of income inequality, implement tax and immigration reform and develop the nation's energy supplies. We are very worried about President Obama going overboard on energy regulations, says Ryan.
WASHINGTON, Jan 25- President Barack Obama will urge the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to do more to help poor and middle-class Americans move up the economic ladder. After Obama's speech, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, will deliver a response on behalf of her party.
The odds of moving up or down the income ladder have not changed appreciably in the last 20 years, according to a large new study. The NYT reports.
WASHINGTON, Jan 13- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voiced tentative support on Tuesday for a $1.1 trillion spending bill, signaling likely passage and removing one source of potential drama ahead of the 2014 elections.
Here's what's lawmakers are expected to focus on as they return to Capitol Hill.
HONOLULU, Dec 26- President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a compromise budget that reduces the risk of another government shutdown and a defense bill that cracks down on sexual assault in the military and smooths the path for transferring detainees from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Surprise! Washington could be slightly less dysfunctional next year. Keep an eye on the debt ceiling, tax reform and mid-term elections. POLITICO's Ben White reports.
In an exclusive interview with Larry Kudlow, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., discusses the budget deal, the Fed's decision to taper, and veterans' pensions.