| Jun 30, 2010
| 10:37 AM
Legislation has been introduced to speed up research on ways to stop the spread of the invasive Asian carp by permanently separating waterways linking the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes.
Democratic U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Dick...
| Apr 7, 2010
With enactment of his signature healthcare law, President Obama has also made good on another major campaign promise: to ease the tax burden on middle-class Americans and pay for his domestic agenda by raising taxes on the wealthy. And for upper-income...
| Jan 24, 2011
The Republican effort to repeal the health care law is sure to founder in the Democratic-controlled Senate, but that doesn't mean that the GOP is ending its assault on the law. House Republicans are already beginning work in committees to lop off and...
| May 10, 2011
| 11:24 AM
Florida's unemployed already are poised to receive the lowest number of weekly unemployment benefits in the nation, if Gov. Scott signs legislation (amended HB 7005) passed during the spring session.
Now, there is legislation proposed in the U.S....
| Jun 1, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Imagine a married couple talking about their household debt. It would be absurd if one person said the problem isn’t that we maxed out our credit cards, the problem is the credit card companies won’t increase our credit limit.
That way of...
| May 11, 2011
| 1:53 PM
A bill voted out of the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday would allow states to transfer federal unemployment insurance funds away from helping the long-term jobless and use them instead for other purposes, including tax breaks for corporations....
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:05 AM
The biggest activity in Washington between now and Thanksgiving is the focus on the so-called super committee, those 12 Democrats and Republicans charged with reducing the deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years. Lobbyists, journalists and...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 3:49 PM
A payroll tax cut package engineered by House Speaker John A. Boehner was overwhelmingly approved by Republicans despite a veto threat from President Obama, escalating a year-end showdown over extending the benefit for 160 million American workers....
| Feb 17, 2012
| 9:47 AM
Washington -- The Senate and the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan deal Friday extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while also avoiding a Medicare fee cut for doctors for the rest of the year.
The bill cleared the Senate...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 9:33 AM
The Senateand the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan deal Friday extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while also avoiding a Medicarefee cut for doctors for the rest of the year.
The bill cleared the Senate in a 60-36 vote...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Congressional negotiators reached a tentative deal Tuesday to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while avoiding a fee cut for Medicare doctors, according to Republican legislators and aides.
The framework deal followed a key...