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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Friday on legislation broadening sanctions against North Korea that is expected to pass with overwhelming support, sending the measure to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law. Ben Rhodes, his deputy national security adviser, said the White House would review the measure...

  • U.S. House Speaker Ryan: Not enough support for TPP vote Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 12:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 11- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he does not see enough support to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership up for a vote in the chamber, adding that the Obama administration must do more to persuade lawmakers to accept the trade deal.

  • The same conservatives who forced John Boehner out as speaker are making life difficult for Ryan, signaling they'll refuse to vote for an upcoming GOP budget plan that endorses the higher spending numbers from last year. The Wisconsin Republican has built a congressional career as the Republican Party's budget savant, but Ryan is perhaps in his career's most...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- A senior House Republican warned on Wednesday that differences among lawmakers over a spending increase could threaten plans for a more orderly budget process under House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has been basking in a honeymoon period. The comments from House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers came as Ryan was facing the first big challenge...

  • Some Republicans as well as Democrats in Congress back increasing the tax credit. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican, favors expanding the credit as an incentive for pulling people into work. In his budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, Obama proposed doubling the tax credit for workers who are not raising children, bringing...

  • President Barack Obama proposed a $4.1 trillion spending plan for fiscal year 2017 on Tuesday in a final White House budget that laid out his priorities for fighting Islamic State, raising taxes on wealthy Americans and helping the poor. The budget for the fiscal year beginning on Oct. 1 is largely a political document and is unlikely to be passed by the...

  • President Barack Obama unveils his final White House budget on Tuesday with a blueprint for fiscal year 2017 that will lay out his spending proposals for priorities from fighting Islamic State to providing for the poor. The budget for the fiscal year beginning on Oct. 1 is largely a political document and is unlikely to be passed by the Republican-controlled...

  • Obama, asking Congress for more dollars for cybersecurity, said some software systems are downright ancient, with the Social Security Administration relying on systems from the 1960 s. The note of caution came as the White House announced it was creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama sent Congress his eighth and final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives, from a new war on cancer to combating global warming to fighting growing threats from Islamic State militants. The proposal has dim prospects of winning approval in a GOP- controlled Congress.

  • President Barack Obama unveils his final White House budget on Tuesday with a blueprint for fiscal year 2017 that will lay out his spending proposals for priorities from fighting Islamic State to providing for the poor. The budget for the fiscal year beginning on Oct. 1 is largely a political document and is unlikely to be passed by the Republican-controlled...

  • WASHINGTON— The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders. Typically, the budget is released on a Monday, but White House press secretary Josh Earnest says Tuesday's release allowed...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will ask the Republican-led Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020. GOP lawmakers scoff at the science behind climate change and dismiss Obama's pleas for the issue to be dealt with urgently. Obama on Tuesday plans to send to Congress the spending blueprint...

  • The $10- per-barrel fee is expected face solid opposition from Republicans who control Congress and oppose new taxes and Obama's energy policies. The White House said the $10 fee would be phased in over five years. The White House said the tax would provide for the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund to ensure the nation maintains its infrastructure.

  • House GOP fails anew to repeal Obama's health care law Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 12:50 PM ET

    "What we're proving today is if we have a Republican president next year, we will repeal Obamacare," Ryan, R- Wis., told reporters, using a nickname for a law that GOP lawmakers have despised since it was pushed through Congress six years ago. Ryan said the GOP will offer its own proposal this year for replacing the law, saying it would lower costs and "restore the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- Republicans plan to bring a bill addressing Puerto Rico's debt crisis to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by the end of March, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Monday. The U.S. Treasury Department has called on Congress to create a fiscal control board for Puerto Rico. Separately on Monday, White House spokesman Josh...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- President Barack Obama is likely to discuss a range of issues from international trade to Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis when he meets with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Speaking to reporters at a press briefing on Monday, Earnest said the leaders will...

  • FACTBOX-What will be in Obama's final budget proposal? Saturday, 30 Jan 2016 | 6:00 AM ET

    Since the Republican-controlled Congress controls the purse strings, much of Obama's budget likely will stay on the drawing board. The following are some of the proposals that the White House has said will be included. The White House is working with Republicans on a host of reforms to the criminal justice system.

  • SAN JUAN, Jan 27- U.S. Senate Democrats, in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on Wednesday called for congressional action on Puerto Rico, demanding that legislation to resolve the island's financial crisis include tools to restructure debt. Republican Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Chuck Grassley of Iowa last month...

  • SAN JUAN, Jan 27- U.S. Senate Democrats, in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on Wednesday called for congressional action on Puerto Rico, demanding that legislation to resolve the island's financial crisis include tools to restructure debt. Republican Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Chuck Grassley of Iowa last month...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 22- The Association of Financial Guaranty Insurers said on Friday that granting bankruptcy protections to the government of Puerto Rico, which is struggling to pay its debts, would jeopardize its ability to reach a consensual debt restructuring. While pointing out that Lew did not explicitly join Puerto Rico's call for bankruptcy protection,...