The leader of House Democrats says her rank and file won’t support any year-end budget deal unless it includes plans to extend expiring unemployment benefits for long-term victims of the recession.
Being speaker of the House doesn’t make it any easier to sign up for health care coverage using the troubled federal website. Just ask John Boehner.
Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.
Bucking some of the same conservative groups that encouraged the government shutdown, Republicans and Democrats united Wednesday to overwhelmingly pass an $8.2 billion House bill mapping out plans for dams, harbor, river navigation and other water projects for the coming decade.
A vote that would reopen the government and extend the U.S. borrowing limit will not come up for a House vote.
White House aides say Obama talks more frequently with Reid than with any other senator, and they call one another several times a week.
Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry says a clash of personalities may be aggravating the current government shutdown.
President Barack Obama held a press conference Tuesday at the White House on the continuing government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling.
A market-rattling federal default loomed and the partial government shutdown lingered on Monday, but a gridlocked Congress betrayed little or no urgency toward resolving either of the nation’s most challenging short-term economic disputes.
The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first default in the nation’s history as Speaker John Boehner ruled out any measure to boost borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.