Topic: Jim Manley
Unemployment benefits extension avoids holiday cutoff for 2 million Americans, says White House, which agreed to extend Bush-era tax cuts for everyone, including the rich.
12/06/2010 11:20 pm
Funding for fiscal year 2011 is set to run out Dec. 3. Will emboldened Republicans be willing to shut down government rather than pass a trillion-dollar budget that expands the deficit?
11/22/2010 07:43 pm
Democrats say they will extend the Bush tax cuts for the middle class, but they are split about whether to extend them for the rich. So they'll make the decision after midterm elections.
09/24/2010 03:31 pm
Senate Democrats prevail, so far, in keeping the package of healthcare 'fixes' intact. But the House will need to vote on it again to address small adjustments in the part dealing with student loans.
03/25/2010 10:41 am
House Democrats don't like the health care reform bill they passed Sunday. They only did it because the Senate promised it would 'fix' the bill. And that's where reconciliation comes in.
03/22/2010 09:02 pm
But there's more heavy political lifting ahead. Liberals in the House are set to fight for a public option.
10/09/2009 01:00 am
They don't have the votes to block an additional $2 billion for the popular program. Many have heard from car dealers back home.
08/04/2009 01:00 am
The Pennsylvania senator has been stripped of his seniority, at least until 2011, and he hasn't exactly voted in lock step with Democrats.
05/06/2009 01:00 am
Republicans are poised to cut spending, increase tax cuts, and refocus on homeowners.
02/02/2009 12:00 am
Obama invites GOP ideas for the largest spending bill in US history.
01/29/2009 12:00 am
He has criticized Bush’s attempts to trump Congress, especially on war issues.
12/31/2008 12:00 am
Lawmakers are watching the stock market as an indicator of whether to buy Bush's plan.
09/25/2008 01:00 am
On the Hill, bills range from rule changes allowing judges to rewrite mortgage terms to a financial-sector overhaul.
03/28/2008 01:00 am
Democratic congressional leaders hope to have a final deal by Jan. 28.
01/18/2008 12:00 am
The Federal Election Commission has vacancies in four of six seats and it hasn't acted on a new ethics law.
01/09/2008 12:00 am