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Congressional agenda on ice

Two major snowstorms hit Washington, burying legislative action on Capitol Hill.

Tags: Congress , Jodi Schneider , deficit , job creation , healthcare

Wednesday - 02/17/2010, 10:20am EST

Hill focus shifts from healthcare to jobs

Senate Democrats circulated a jobs bill Tuesday that's light on new initiatives on boosting hiring and heavy with provisions sought by lobbyists for business groups, doctors and the satellite broadcasting industry.

Tags: Congress , healthcare , jobs , Jodi Schneider ,

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 09:30am EST

FY 2011 budget work on hold

Federal budget resolutions will need to wait thanks to healthcare reform. Leaders of the House and Senate budget committees say their panels probably won't take up budget debate, including your federal pay raise, until after the spring recess which starts on March 29.

Tags: mgnt , FY 2011 , budget , 2011 budget , Jodi Schneider , Congressional Daily , P&B , federal pay raise

Monday - 03/22/2010, 01:27pm EDT

Overview of the overhaul of financial regulation

Reveling over a new milestone in his presidency, a triumphant Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law the most sweeping overhaul of lending and high-finance rules since the Great Depression, fundamentally changing the way the government does business with business. Jodi Schneider, senior editor with American Banker, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , financial regulation overhaul , Jodi Schneider

Friday - 07/23/2010, 09:40am EDT

Congress assembles comprehensive energy bills

In last night's address, Obama urged Congress and the nation to get behind sweeping energy and climate change legislation, a domestic priority of his presidency that has stalled on Capitol Hill. Congressional expert Jodi Schneider explains what bills address what and where they are in the process.

Tags: Federal Drive , Jodi Schneider , Congress , Energy ,

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 09:31am EDT

How the defense authorization bill is tracking

The House and Senate Armed Services committees will continue work behind the scenes this week in preparation for markups scheduled this month on the fiscal 2011 defense authorization bill. American Banker's senior editor Jodi Schneider has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , mngt , 2011 Defense Authorization , Defense , 2011 budget , Jodi Schneider ,

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 10:40am EDT

Navy may get a name change

The Navy may be changing its name soon from the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and the Marine Corps. Jodi Schneider, Senior Editor in the Washington Bureau of the American Banker, has details on this an what else is moving on the Hill.

Tags: Congress , Navy , Marine Corps , USMC , Jodi Schneider ,

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 09:39am EDT

One man's pork is another man's stimulus

OMB says earmarks are on the decline, but what exactly is being considered an earmark? Jodi Schneider, Senior Editor with American Banker has details.

Tags: Congress , budget , earmarks , pork , Jodi Schneider , stimulus , constituent service

Wednesday - 04/14/2010, 09:34am EDT

New Consumer Financial Protection Agency standing up slowly

President Obama has complained that, while bankers claim they support financial regulation reform, large banks have been lobbying against portions of overhaul legislation moving through Congress, including a provision to set up a new consumer protection agency to oversee their marketing of credit cards, mortgages and car loans.

Tags: mngt , Oversight , financial accountability , Jodi Schneider ,

Friday - 12/18/2009, 09:40am EST
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