Topic: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
On Wednesday, President Obama reminded the nation that the Gulf oil spill is a good reason to pass climate-change legislation to help wean us from oil. The same argument can be made for raising the national gas tax, which hasn't been changed since 1993. A higher gas tax would also help support America's deteriorating highways and transit.
06/03/2010 06:07 pm
Congress is considering raising a corporate liability cap from $75 million to $10 billion. Thomas Donohue, president of the US Chamber of Commerce, says that's 'changing the rules in the middle of the game.'
05/28/2010 01:34 pm
Negotiations with the House over the final financial reform bill are expected to be more transparent than they were with health-care reform. Exemptions or special deals sought by industry lobbyists are likely to stir intense debate.
05/21/2010 10:44 am
The Arkansas primary on Tuesday is a test for the centrist stance of incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln, a Democrat. Runoffs may be needed in both the Democratic and Republican contests.
05/17/2010 07:47 pm
A climate-energy bill – one intended to appeal to enough factions to proceed through the Senate – was unveiled Wednesday after months of negotiations. But it recently lost its Republican sponsor, complicating its future.
05/12/2010 06:28 pm
Many say Arizona's stringent new law demands immigration reform from Washington. But Congress may not be ready for another political showdown so soon after health-care reform.
05/04/2010 04:24 pm
Lawmakers in Congress have unveiled legislation to temper the Supreme Court ruling that allows unlimited spending by corporations and unions on political campaign ads. They could use help from Republicans who have supported campaign finance reform in the past.
04/30/2010 03:01 pm
After three days of blocking tactics, Republicans allowed the financial reform bill to proceed. What's next? Weeks of amendments as Republicans – and some on the left – try to change the bill.
04/28/2010 09:08 pm
Counterfeit goods used to be so obvious most people knew if their Rolex was a fake. As the market has turned to the Internet, more consumers are unwittingly buying counterfeit designer handbags - and having gone so far as counterfeit airplane engine parts, it's as much a health and safety issue as an economic one.
04/26/2010 05:45 pm
Shareholder groups aim to keep a lid on companies’ political spending in the wake of Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission, a case in which the Supreme Court eased restrictions on corporate campaign spending.
04/05/2010 11:54 am