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While addressing members of the press following the government shutdown, President Barack Obama said that Republicans in the House of Representatives “demanded ransom just for doing their jobs.”
For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation’s health care law.
President Barack Obama says he’s “not at all” resigned to a government shutdown. He says he expects to speak to congressional leaders during the day and in ensuing days to address budget and debt impasses.
The House easily approved bipartisan legislation Saturday aimed at improving the safety of drugs produced by compounding pharmacies that mix customized pharmaceuticals.
Sources told the Associated Press that Republicans in the House of Representatives are insisting upon a one-year delay in the Affordable Care Act in order to stave off a government shutdown.
A potential federal shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Senate dealt an emphatic defeat to a core of rebellious young conservatives Friday and approved legislation preventing government agencies from closing on Tuesday.
House Republicans are far less ambitious this week in their demands for spending cuts to erase new debt issued to pay the government’s bills than they were during a budget battle two years ago.
A bipartisan House group that’s been working in secret to write a comprehensive immigration bill splintered Friday with the departure of two Republicans, the latest sign of difficulty in solving the contentious issue.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says the House will take up immigration reform this fall, but he won’t be supporting the bill that passed the U.S. Senate.
Supporters and opponents of the federal health care law brought their national battle to Indianapolis on Monday.