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Deficit 'supercommittee' struggles as clock ticks

The supercommittee is struggling.

After weeks of secret meetings, the 12-member deficit-cutting panel established under last summer's budget and debt deal appears no closer to a breakthrough than when talks began last month.

Tags: Congress , Senate , supercommittee , debt , deficit reduction

Sunday - 10/09/2011, 02:41pm EDT

Republicans clash with AG on Fast and Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder clashed Thursday with congressional Republicans seeking more information about a flawed gun-trafficking investigation in Arizona.

Tags: Eric Holder , Justice Department , Congress , Darrell Issa , Fast and Furious , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 10:00pm EDT

Obama signs short-term spending bill

President Barack Obama signed the continuing resolution, which funds the government through Nov. 18, into law early Wednesday morning. The House passed the Senate-approved bill Tuesday.

Tags: Congress , CR , shutdown , disaster aid , budget

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 04:36pm EDT

Post-shutdown threat, will Congress take up 'sacred cows'?

Erik Wasson, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss 2012 agency budgets and the deficit-reducing supercommittee.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Congress , budget , Senate , Erik Wasson , The Hill

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 07:41am EDT
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Congress dodges one crisis, now on to the next

One crisis averted, on to the next. The day after Congress managed to avoid a government shutdown — again — Republicans and Democrats stared ahead Tuesday at major fights over spending that underscore a deep divide that's sure to define the fast-approaching national elections.

Tags: Congress , budget , FEMA , Senate , Dick Durbin , Mitch McConnell

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 09:38pm EDT

Reid not sure Congress can avert shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said it's possible there will be a government shutdown at the end of this month.

Tags: Harry Reid , Mitch McConnell , Jim Moran , Gerry Connolly , Congress , Senate , budget , shutdown , The Hill

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 05:43pm EDT

Weekend session possible after failed House CR vote

A six-week continuing resolution did not pass the House in a vote today. The government runs out of funds on Sept. 30 if Congress does not pass a bill. What's more, lawmakers face a shortened deadline to sort out 2012 funding Congress will be in recess all next week.

Tags: budget , appropriations , Congress , Senate , Harry Reid , Mitch McConnell , Jim Moran , shutdown

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 06:51am EDT

Analysis: 'Somebody's going to have to blink' in budget debates

Russell Berman, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the latest from the halls of Congress.

Tags: Federal Drive , The Hill , Russell Berman , Congress , Senate , budget , continuing resolution , shutdown

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 09:11am EDT
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Congress clashes anew over CR, disaster aid

The House approved a short-term spending measure Thursday after lawmakers rejected a similar bill earlier this week.

Tags: Congress , budget , Senate , shutdown , CR , FEMA , disaster aid , Energy Department

Friday - 09/23/2011, 09:05am EDT
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