On Tuesday for his State of the Union speech, Obama will have a message for the Congress that has stymied his agenda for the past three years.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Feb 12- For Mitch McConnell, the top Senate Republican, a vote to end debate over raising the U.S. debt ceiling on Wednesday was much more than a vote to leave Washington before a snowstorm arrived.
*Faces House committee Tuesday, Senate committee Thursday. *GOP could criticize Fed stimulus. Feb 9- Janet Yellen's first test as chair of the Federal Reserve comes on Tuesday when she faces U.S. lawmakers, some hostile to the central bank, who will want to know how committed she is to winding down the Fed's support for the economy.
MADISON, Wisconsin, Jan 26- Over the past year Wisconsin's Republican governor, Scott Walker, has worked his way down a checklist of items commonly associated with a run at the U.S. presidency. Senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida.
WASHINGTON, Jan 24- The Republican National Committee on Friday called for the repeal of a U.S. anti-tax-evasion law, siding with big banks, libertarians and American expatriates that have criticized the Obama administration statute.
*McConnell looks to take down EPA regulations. *EPA's McCarthy grilled on climate science at hearing. Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell said he will invoke the measure to challenge an EPA rule published in the Federal Register last week.
WASHINGTON, Jan 16- The U.S. Senate Republican leader said on Thursday he would use a rarely used law to try to stop the administration from issuing rules that would limit the amount of carbon that power plants can pump into the atmosphere.
WASHINGTON, Jan 6- The U.S. Congress on Monday began what promises to be another combative year by bracing for a showdown over a White House- backed bill to renew unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans. Regardless how the Senate vote turns out, it will kick off a 2014 drive by Obama and his Democrats to stem a growing gap between rich and poor.
WASHINGTON, Jan 5- The U.S. Congress begins what promises to be another highly combative year on Monday with a showdown over a White House- backed bid to renew unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans.
WASHINGTON, Dec 27- President Barack Obama and Democrats will make a major push when Congress returns Jan. 6 to renew expired benefits for the unemployed and will seek to pressure Republicans over the issue by painting them as uncaring toward the middle class. With Congress in recess, no last-minute fix is possible.
WASHINGTON, Dec 17- A two-year U.S. budget deal that eases some automatic spending cuts cleared a crucial Senate test vote on Tuesday, all but assuring its passage by a simple majority later this week in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
WASHINGTON, Dec 17- U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he will oppose President Barack Obama's appointment of Janet Yellen as the next head of the Federal Reserve, citing concerns about her willingness to defend the dollar.
WASHINGTON, Dec 17- A two-year U.S. budget deal on Tuesday cleared a Senate procedural vote that all but assured its passage by a simple majority later this week in the Democratic-controlled chamber.
WASHINGTON, Dec 16- Conservatives in the U.S. Senate are unlikely to stop passage of a two-year budget bill this week, with some Republicans expected to join Democrats in the Senate in voting for the measure.
Treasury official on Thursday called on the Senate to ratify five tax treaties the United States has signed with other nations but that have languished without a vote since 2011.. Though tax treaties previously have routinely won Senate approval, they have recently fallen victim to partisan gridlock despite a corporate lobbying effort to get them ratified.
WASHINGTON, Dec 12- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner erupted in anger at conservative groups who oppose a rare bipartisan two-year budget deal on Thursday as lawmakers prepared to vote on the measure in the lower house.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday were falling in line behind a bipartisan two-year budget deal, indicating that the normally rambunctious group of lawmakers is not spoiling for a year-end fiscal fight.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday were falling in line behind a two-year budget deal negotiated behind closed doors, indicating that the normally rambunctious group of lawmakers is not spoiling for a year-end fiscal fight.
As Republicans draw up plans to use the troubled health care law against Democrats in elections next year, Obamacare is dividing Republican governors. The NYT reports.
WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Janet Yellen picked up some more U.S. Senate support Wednesday on the eve of a vote in the Senate Banking Committee that is expected to approve her nomination to lead the U.S. The committee is set to vote at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday on whether to send her name to the full Senate for consideration.
WASHINGTON, Nov 18- The Senate Banking Committee will vote on Thursday on President Barack Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen to be the next chair of the U.S. The committee will meet at 10 a.m. to vote on whether to send Yellen's nomination to the full Senate for consideration, it said in a statement on Monday.