Capitol Hill

If elected, Romney wants a say in 'fiscal cliff'

WASHINGTON (AP) – Mitt Romney’s transition team is quietly talking with government officials and Capitol Hill to develop a plan, if he’s elected, to prevent massive cuts to the defense budget and extend tax cuts […]


No funding hiccups anticipated on disaster aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Ongoing negotiations on Capitol Hill are likely to ensure a smooth flow of disaster aid in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Congressional aides are working quietly on a six-month government funding bill […]


Obama announces $30M more in drought assistance

(AP) – President Barack Obama is directing the Agriculture Department to authorize an additional $30 million to help crop and livestock producers in drought-stricken areas of the U.S. The spending does not require congressional approval, […]




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