WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that puts the government on stable financial footing for six weeks but does nothing to resolve a battle over spending that is likely to flare again.
By a bipartisan vote of 352 to 66, the House passed a bill that funds government programs at their current levels through November 18. The measure, which passed the Senate last week, now heads to President Barack Obama to sign into law.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill that would pressure China to let its currency rise in value ran into opposition on Tuesday from the top Republican in Congress, who called the proposal a “dangerous” overreach by lawmakers.
“I think it’s pretty dangerous to be moving legislation through the United States Congress forcing someone to deal with the value of their currency,” said U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s job-creation package effectively fell to pieces Monday as a top Republican lawmaker said the House of Representatives will only pass portions of the $447 billion measure.
Monday’s developments made plain what many analysts have believed for weeks — that Washington is too divided to take any significant steps to lower the 9.1 percent unemployment rate before the 2012 congressional and presidential elections.
KALONA, Iowa (Reuters) – First come morning prayers, then breakfast, then Bible stories. After that Andrea Farrier’s daughters take out their textbooks. Another school day has begun.
As the girls dig in to their math problems, Farrier contemplates the Republican presidential candidates who are vying for the support of homeschoolers like her.
WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate approved a
deal on Monday to avert a government shutdown, ending a
standoff that highlighted a dysfunctional Congress’ trouble in
passing even the most basic legislation.
“We’ve averted a disaster — until the next one,” said
Democratic Senator Ben Nelson.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate approved a deal on Monday to avert a government shutdown and make billions of dollars of aid available to victims of recent disasters.
The complex agreement would end a standoff that has threatened disaster aid for thousands of Americans and imperiled government operations for the third time this year.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate reached a deal on Monday to avert a government shutdown and make billions of dollars of aid available to victims of recent disasters.
The complex deal would end a standoff that has threatened disaster aid for thousands of Americans and imperiled government operations for the third time this year.
WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. government
probably will not run out of disaster aid until end of the
week, buying more time for Congress to resolve a budget dispute
that has raised the specter of a government shutdown.
Gridlock on Capitol Hill has threatened aid payments for
thousands of Americans who have been hit by a spate of natural
WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Monday
will try to resolve a budget deadlock that raises the specter
of a government shutdown and threatens aid for thousands of
Americans hit by a spate of natural disasters.
With money about to run out for victims of hurricanes,
wildfires and other recent disasters, Democrats and Republicans
remained deadlocked over a bill that would provide emergency
relief and keep government agencies running beyond Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With aid to disaster victims running out, the U.S. Congress on Friday ratcheted up a high-stakes confrontation over spending that once again threatens the government’s ability to function smoothly.
By a vote of 59 to 36, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected a broad spending bill that had passed the Republican-controlled House of Representative hours earlier.