Boehner: It’s Obama’s move; ‘Plan B’ collapses; We expect negotiations to continue into the new year.
House Speaker John Boehner on Friday insisted he isn’t quitting fiscal-cliff talks with President Barack Obama, a day after a Republican bill intended to pressure the president in negotiations blew up in the House.
“We didn’t have the votes to pass it,” Boehner said at a Friday morning news conference. “That was the will of the [...]
This is evidence of what a crazy world we live in. A digital rectal exam is actually a medically beneficial procedure, and should probably be indicated in cases of erectile dysfunction; it fails. A sonogram before an abortion is just legislated emotional bullying; it passes.
Sometimes a “nay” vote isn’t enough to show a lawmaker’s disdain for a bill. Sometimes only a flippant floor amendment will do.
Janet HowellVirginia state Sen. [...]
WASHINGTON, DC (KTVQ) – Montana’s two US Senators did not commit to supporting a Republican bill, but they do want to see approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Senate Republicans have proposed legislation to speed up federal action on the controversial Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The White House has delayed making a decision on the pipeline until after next year’s election, but Republicans want to pass a bill that would [...]
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has rejected a House Republican bill to cut spending and require a balanced-budget amendment.
The vote Friday was 51-46. The tea party-backed measure had been widely expected to fail in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
The focus was on efforts by President Barack Obama and [...]
As Congress struggles to negotiate a budget deal to keep the government running, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) told lawmakers Wednesday that the GOP version of the budget bill would result in the deaths of at least 70,000 children who depend on American food and health assistance around the world.
“We estimate, and I believe these are very conservative estimates, that H.R. 1 would lead to [...]
A woman grabs a picket sign outside of the Capitol building as protestors march against a proposed bill by Republican Governor Scott Walker in Madison, Wisconsin, February 21, 2011.
Credit: Reuters/Darren Hauck
By Mary Wisniewski
(Reuters) – The Idaho state legislature approved a bill on Tuesday to strip public school teachers of many of their collective bargaining rights while protesters in six states rallied against Republican [...]
MADISON, WIS. – President Obama thrust himself and his political operation this week into Wisconsin’s broiling budget battle, mobilizing opposition Thursday to a Republican bill that would curb public-worker benefits while planning similar action in other state capitals.
Obama accused Scott Walker, the state’s new Republican governor, of unleashing an “assault” on unions in pushing emergency legislation that would nullify collective-bargaining agreements that affect most [...]