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Obama seeks to delay sequester with short-term fix

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for a short-term deficit reduction package of spending cuts and tax revenue that will delay the effective date of steeper automatic cuts now scheduled to kick in on March 1. Obama said the looming cuts would be economically damaging and must be avoided.

Tags: sequestration , budget , Congress , Barack Obama , Harry Reid ,

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 01:59pm EST

Obama says he'll sign $50.5B Sandy aid bill soon

President Barack Obama said he'll sign a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims as soon as it lands on his desk.

Tags: FEMA , Congress , House , Peter King

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 02:44am EST

Boehner: GOP will pass 'responsible' debt bill

Speaker John Boehner says the GOP-controlled House will "do its job" and pass legislation to lift the nation's borrowing cap and keep the government running, but will insist that Democrats accept new spending controls.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , debt limit ,

Monday - 01/14/2013, 12:48pm EST

Some urge Boehner: let Dems pass fiscal cliff bill

In case the public weren't frustrated enough over Congress' failure to resolve the "fiscal cliff," consider this: lawmakers probably could enact a compromise quickly and easily if Republican leaders let Democrats provide most of the votes.

Tags: Congress , fiscal cliff , sequestration , Barack Obama , Harry Reid

Tuesday - 12/25/2012, 11:11am EST

Obama to fly to home early as 'fiscal cliff' looms

With a yearend deadline looming before the economy goes over the so-called fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama is cutting short his traditional Christmas holiday in Hawaii, planning to leave for Washington on Wednesday evening.

Tags: Barack Obama , fiscal cliff , sequestration , Congress ,

Tuesday - 12/25/2012, 11:05pm EST

House GOP recommends new committee chairmen

Top House Republicans announced their recommendations Tuesday for the new Congress' committee chairmanships, an all-male list that includes returning Paul Ryan to the Budget panel and seven new faces to head other committees.

Tags: Congress , House , Paul Ryan , Mike McCaul , Bill Schuster

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 07:27pm EST

Congress' first post-election task: Avoid fiscal cliff

Taking little time to celebrate, President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional Republicans over taxes, deficits and the impending "fiscal cliff." House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans are willing to consider some form of higher tax revenue as part of the solution - but only "under the right conditions."

Tags: Congress , House , Barack Obama , budget , Harry Reid

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 09:45am EST
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