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Nov 13, 2012 at 8:23 AM PDT
Everyone who pays income tax - and some who don't -will feel it. So will doctors who accept Medicare, people who get unemployment aid, defense contractors, air traffic controllers, national park rangers and companies that do research and development.
Dec 15, 2011 at 1:42 PM PDT
Congressional negotiators reached agreement Thursday on a compromise spending bill to avert a weekend federal shutdown.
Sep 8, 2011 at 3:42 PM PDT
In excerpts released by the White House ahead of the president's speech to a joint session of Congress, Obama said the U.S faces a weighty question: whether elected officials will meet their responsibilities the same way regular Americans do.
Jul 20, 2011 at 12:27 AM PDT
The House has 240 Republicans. But 38 have signed a pledge to oppose any debt ceiling increase unless it is accompanied by a constitutional amendment to balance the budget, which is politically unachievable.
Jun 24, 2011 at 10:16 AM PDT
Challenging presidential power, a defiant U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Friday to deny President Barack Obama the authority to wage war against Libya.
Dec 15, 2010 at 2:05 PM PDT
In the waning days of the lame duck congressional session, Democrats controlling the Senate - in collaboration with a handful of old school Republicans - are pushing to wrap $1.27 trillion worth of unfinished budget work into a single "omnibus" appropriations bill.
Jun 26, 2009 at 5:47 PM PDT
In a triumph for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed sweeping legislation Friday that calls for the nation's first limits on pollution linked to global warming and aims to usher in a new era of cleaner, yet more costly energy.
Jun 26, 2009 at 7:43 AM PDT
The House has set the stage for a historic vote on hotly contested legislation to combat global warming and overhaul U.S. energy policy.
Jan 28, 2009 at 4:37 PM PDT
In a swift victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved a historically huge $819 billion stimulus bill Wednesday night with spending increases and tax cuts at the heart of the young administration's plan to revive a badly ailing economy.
Jul 12, 2007 at 3:47 PM PDT
Iraq has achieved only spotty military and political progress toward a democratic society, the Bush administration conceded Thursday, an unenthusiastic assessment followed quickly by a House vote to withdraw U.S. troops by spring.
Jul 12, 2007 at 7:50 AM PDT
The Iraqi government has not yet fully met any of 18 goals for political, military and economic reform, the Bush administration said Thursday in an interim report certain to inflame debate in Congress over growing calls for a U.S. troop withdrawal.
May 24, 2007 at 4:10 PM PDT
Bowing to President Bush, the Democratic-controlled Congress grudgingly approved fresh billions for the Iraq war Thursday night, minus the troop withdrawal timeline that drew his earlier veto.
Mar 2, 2007 at 9:12 AM PDT
Democrats rewarded organized labor Thursday for helping them retake control of Congress, passing a House bill that would make it easier for workers to start unions against companies' wishes.