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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— Republican leaders say GOP votes alone won't pass trade legislation sought by President Barack Obama and are urging the White House to put more pressure on reluctant Democrats to lend their support. Obama on Thursday met with members of the New Democrat Coalition, a group of moderate lawmakers who tend to back trade policies.

  • 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— President Barack Obama welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday with full pomp and ceremony on a bright, dewy morning at the White House, calling the state visit a "celebration of the ties of friendship" and praising the alliance the U.S. and Japan have built over time. "Prime Minister Abe is leading Japan to a new role in the world stage," Obama...

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON— House and Senate GOP negotiators neared agreement Monday on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans controlling Congress to more easily target President Barack Obama's signature health care law while delivering an almost $40 billion budget boost to the Pentagon. The emerging plan relies on deep cuts to domestic agency budgets and...

  • 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,...

  • Boehner: OK to swap agency budget boosts for other cuts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:26 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that he'd welcome a bipartisan move to replace budget cuts to domestic agencies and the Pentagon with cuts elsewhere in the government's almost $4 trillion budget. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., and Sen. When the supercommittee failed, automatic cuts of about $90 billion a year hit many federal programs, though Social...

  • Obama's trade agenda draws Republican support in House Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:21 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Republicans pushed White House- backed trade legislation toward committee approval on Thursday despite strong objections by Democrats demanding stronger labor and environmental standards as well as a ban on currency manipulation by Asian nations. With the GOP in the majority, there was no doubt the measure would clear the Ways and Means...

  • 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...

  • New trade bill puts US in driver's seat: Rep Ryan Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:16 PM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., is shown during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    U.S. lawmakers have given Obama a key tool to write the rules for the future of the global economy—and edge out China—Rep. Paul Ryan said.

  • 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...