Topic: Michael Steel
Congress has a vast to-do list before midterm elections, including spending bills and a $30 billion package to help small businesses. But for now, the Bush tax cuts are the top issue.
09/13/2010 07:30 pm
If Congress does nothing, the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of this year. Here's a look at the options now being debated.
09/13/2010 03:20 pm
With the federal deficit at $1.5 trillion, some voters are balking at politicians who tout a record of securing ‘pork barrel’ projects.
08/19/2010 01:21 pm
Cities and states warned of devastating cuts if Congress didn't approve $26 billion in help for Medicaid and teachers. The Senate should pass it Thursday and the House next week.
08/04/2010 07:58 pm
Nancy Pelosi is a master tactician and the most powerful speaker in a half century. Behind her personal brand of power politics – and whether she will still be speaker after the midterm elections.
07/13/2010 01:10 pm
President Obama is not happy over GOP opposition of the Wall Street financial regulation bill and a House Republican's apology to BP over the Gulf oil spill.
06/30/2010 01:21 pm
Congress faces a formidable agenda this summer, but nothing is as wrenching as upcoming votes to fund new spending on the Afghanistan war.
06/09/2010 08:40 pm
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the vote on the healthcare reform bill may come next week, but House Democrats are waiting for assurances about what the Senate will do afterward.
03/12/2010 06:25 pm
The White House has invited congressional Republicans to join Democrats for a healthcare summit to be moderated by President Obama and broadcast live. But Obama says legislative proposals should be on the table, and the GOP wants to start from scratch.
02/13/2010 04:56 pm
The Republican healthcare reform plan revealed Thursday would cover far fewer uninsured Americans than the Democratic House bill. But it would also cost considerably less.
11/05/2009 12:00 am