Tag Archives: Nancy Pelosi

Lawmakers OK 7-Day Homeland Security Funding Extension

Congress approved a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security to head off a partial agency shutdown at Friday midnight, USA Today reported Saturday. Susan Davis and Erin Kelly write the Senate passed the DHS stopgap spending bill on a voice vote Friday evening and the House voted …

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Report: WH, Lawmakers Hold Weekend Fiscal Cliff Summit

President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders over the weekend to discuss how the country can avoid the fiscal cliff, Reuters reports. The cliff is scheduled to kick in Jan. 2 through $600 billion in tax increases and $109 million in spending cuts under sequestration, Mark Felsenthal writes. Felsenthal reports …

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Report: Obama, Top Lawmakers Agree to Future Tax Reform Talks

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders agreed Friday to work on a framework for reforming the U.S. tax code and entitlement programs, Reuters reports. According to Richard Cowan’s report, this agreement came during the first meeting between Obama and top lawmakers from both parties since the election. Attendees included House …

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House Page Program Ends after Two Centuries

The famous House Page Program, where teenagers served as paid messengers on Capitol Hill for more than 200 years, is coming to an end. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the end of the program Monday, citing advanced technology that has reduced the need …

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Congress Passes Financial Reform Bill

The largest financial regulation overhaul in generations made its way through Congress yesterday after Senate approved it and sent it to the desk of President Barack Obama. After almost a year of debating over its new rules, the bill passed with a vote of 60-39 vote and proves to be …

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