Party leaders of the United States Senate
(AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who four months ago broke the news to shocked parents that their children had been slaughtered in a Connecticut elementary school, signed into law sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammo magazines.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders are meeting at the White House, with billions of dollars in automatic budget cuts ready to start kicking in.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s senior Democrat and Republican reached agreement Thursday to impose modest limits on the filibuster, the delaying tactics that minority parties have long used to kill legislation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators may be nearing an end to their partisan dispute over curbing unlimited delays called filibusters. And it probably won’t require senators to debate like the actor Jimmy Stewart did in the movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders groped for a last-minute compromise Sat. to avoid middle-class tax increases and possibly prevent deep spending cuts on Jan. 1 as Obama warned failure could mean “self-inflicted wound to the economy.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — The end game at hand, the White House and Senate leaders launched a final attempt at compromise Friday night in hopes of preventing a toxic blend of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts from taking effect.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Thursday, pushed down by unwelcome signs that the economy is still far from repaired and that “fiscal cliff” negotiations are far from sealed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has made separate phone calls to congressional leaders to discuss the impending fiscal cliff.
Some key dates for negotiations involving the White House and congressional leaders to avert the year-end series of federal tax increases and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff”:
An administration official says two of President Barack Obama’s top negotiators on the “fiscal cliff” will meet separately on Thursday with leading lawmakers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate’s top Republican is denouncing the way President Barack Obama is going about building support for his position on avoiding the “fiscal cliff.” The White House says Obama intends to hold […]
CHICAGO (AP) – President Barack Obama has telephoned leading lawmakers from both parties to talk about a legislative agenda for the remainder of the year. Obama called House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry […]