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Feds may face high-cost health care tax

Union leaders believe they are on the verge of winning significant improvements for working families in the pending health care reform legislation, but feds may be left out in the cold.

Tags: P&B , healthcare reform , cadillac tax , FEHBP , David Drucker , Roll Call ,

Monday - 01/18/2010, 09:55am EST

Congress in 2009? Friends or Foes?

2009 has been a contentious year for members of Congress, most recently with the healthcare bill, but also with the appropriations process, as members wrangled over how much and what to put in various bills.

Tags: managment , David Drucker

Monday - 12/28/2009, 10:22am EST

Legislative to-do list

Tags: Congressional Quarterly , Jonathan Allen

Wednesday - 06/24/2009, 09:05am EDT

Hopping to It

Tags: newsstand , stimulus , federal budget , Frank Wolf , defense budget

Thursday - 04/09/2009, 10:05am EDT

Congressional focus in the New Year

A peek at political, and agency, fortunes in 2010, including pay raises for feds and the possibility of layoffs.

Tags: agency funding , hiring reform , Jodi Schneider , American Banker , P&B , pay raise , layoff , budget , appropriations

Wednesday - 12/23/2009, 10:55am EST

Healthcare reconciliation: how Congress will hug it out

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he still hopes to bring a health care reform package to the floor next week. His target remains passage by year's end.

Tags: Jodi Schneider , health

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 12:08pm EST

Congress under constant cyberattack

Chrome patches flaws

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Windows , Chrome

Monday - 03/22/2010, 09:27am EDT

Healthcare overhaul coming down to the wire

Pushing toward a history-making vote, Democrats struggled to eliminate lingering complications standing in the way of House action this weekend on President Barack Obama's landmark health care overhaul.

Tags: healthcare reform , Jodi Schneider , American Banker

Thursday - 03/18/2010, 09:32am EDT

Senate takes babysteps towards bipartisanship

Legislation blending help for the jobless with popular tax breaks for businesses and individuals is slated to pass the Senate Wednesday over protests from conservatives who say it adds too much to the $12.5 trillion national debt.

Tags: Jodi Schneider , American Banker , jobless benefits , pay-go

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 12:40pm EST

Congress paying and going, but where?

Facing harsh criticism from Democrats, Senator Jim Bunning surrendered opposition to the extension of unemployment and health benefits for roughly 400-thousand jobless Americans needed continued federal assistance. After Bunning stepped aside Tuesday night, the Senate voted 78-to-19 to extend the benefits for 30 days. Bunning said it was hypocritical for Democrats to present a bill that is not fully paid for when they also support "pay as you go" legislation.

Tags: pay go , Jodi Schneider , American Banker , furlough

Wednesday - 03/03/2010, 09:30am EST
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