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  • Senado de EEUU aprueba presupuesto republicano

    Senado de EEUU aprueba presupuesto republicano
    Los republicanos aprobaron el viernes un plan presupuestario en el Senado, lo que encamina al Congreso a meses de batallas con el presidente Barack Obama en torno a los planes del partido de recortar gastos y desmantelar la ley de salud del mandatario....
  • Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House

    Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House
    Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. Working into Friday's pre-dawn...
  • House passes compromise package to change how Medicare pays doctors

    The House of Representatives easily passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to update the way Medicare pays physicians and extend federal funding for a popular children's health insurance program, putting pressure on the Senate to act before Congress...
  • Senate pushes conservative budget toward approval

    Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward post-midnight Senate approval early Friday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to end deficits, cut trillions in spending and...
  • House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

    In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. The lopsided 392-37 vote shifted pressure onto...
  • Senate delays vote on bipartisan bill on Medicare doc fees

    The Republican-run Senate has delayed giving final congressional approval to bipartisan legislation permanently blocking Medicare cuts for physicians until next month. The GOP-led House approved the $214 billion bill Thursday, moving Congress close to...
  • Seniors rattled by endless risk of Medicare cuts to doctors

    New momentum for a lasting fix to Medicare's doctor-payment problem shows that lawmakers may finally be recognizing what has long bothered their constituents. Year after year, the threat of 20-percent payment cuts averted at the last minute has seemed...
  • Senate OKs budget, but GOP rift over Pentagon emerges

    Senate OKs budget, but GOP rift over Pentagon emerges
    The Senate stayed in session all night to pass a $3.7-trillion Republican budget early Friday, grinding through tough -- but symbolic -- votes that provided the new Congress with a needed achievement. Passage on a strict party line vote, 52-46,...
  • Republican says Walker's proposal for SeniorCare is dead

    Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to require enrollees in the popular SeniorCare prescription drug program to first sign up for Medicare Part D coverage is dead, the Republican co-chair of the Legislature's budget committee said Thursday. Walker's idea ran...
  • House Roll Call: House approves bipartisan Medicare doc bill

    The 392-37 roll call Thursday by which the House approved a $214 billion bill permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill. Voting yes were 180 Democrats and 212 Republicans. Voting no were 4 Democrats and 33...
  • House, Senate GOP budgets have differences and similarities

    Republicans controlling the House and Senate are pushing competing budget plans, though both nonbinding blueprints call for steep cuts to social programs like Medicaid and to federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act as the chief means of...