Topic: Harry Reid
House Speaker John Boehner stunned Senate Democrats and Republicans when he said the House would vote down their two-month deal on the payroll tax cut and other measures.
12/19/2011 07:09 pm
Social Security tax deal overwhelmingly passed by Senate is opposed by House GOP. House Speaker Boehner says two-month extension of Social Security payroll tax cut is too short.
12/19/2011 02:18 am
Payroll tax cut advocates had hoped a Senate deal Saturday would keep the Social Security payroll tax cut in effect for 2012. But the House, under Speaker John Boehner, it set to reject the deal.
12/18/2011 03:13 pm
The House and Senate are set to vote Friday on a huge omnibus bill to fund government for the rest of fiscal 2012. Unemployment insurance and payroll tax cut are still up in the air.
12/16/2011 10:56 am
But the standoff in Congress over food exports and family travel to Cuba is a reminder, writes guest blogger Anya Landau French, of how far some are willing to go to punish Cuba's leaders.
12/16/2011 08:36 am
Government shutdown looms because of the absence of spending legislation. But GOP, Democratic leaders are sounding bipartisan notes to resolve conflict over payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits and avert a government shutdown.
12/15/2011 02:11 pm
GOP-led House has approved a payroll tax cut for workers in 2012 and is poised to vote on an omnibus spending bill for this fiscal year. Democrats want changes to both, but they appear to have lost much leverage.
12/15/2011 10:04 am
Four commissioners from the NRC, the federal agency that oversees nuclear safety at power plants, told Congress Wednesday that their chairman is a bully who is poisoning the commission.
12/14/2011 07:08 pm
Payroll tax measure should have been a quick vote, according to some in Congress. But the Senate will not vote on the House's payroll tax cut until they "finish our most immediate concern first," says the Senate minority leader.
12/14/2011 01:56 pm
Congress continues to skirmish over the best way to extend unemployment benefits and the payroll tax cut. A separate bill to fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal 2012 is caught in the crossfire.
12/14/2011 10:11 am