Congress

Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges Senate Vote on Workplace Equality
November 4th, 2013

In an op-ed article, Tim Cook suggests that the US Senate sould support the Employment Nondiscrimination Act.

Congress ‘Evenly Divided’ on President Obama’s Next Move in Syria
September 1st, 2013

President Barack Obama faced an uphill struggle on the way to persuading the Congress to launch an attack on Syria.

Obama Proposes Short-term Budget Fix, Republicans Swiftly Oject
February 5th, 2013

President Obama on Tuesday urged Congress to pass a small package of spending cuts and tax reforms.

Obama’s PR Push to Promote Tax Agenda has Congress in Stand-off
November 27th, 2012

President Obama on Tuesday launched a public relations push for his bid to raise taxes on rich Americans.

Tentative Deal Reached to Preserve Cut in Payroll Tax
February 15th, 2012

Congressional negotiators reached a tentative deal Tuesday to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while avoiding a fee cut for Medicare doctors, according to Republican legislators and aides.

Liberal Super PAC To Launch Multimillion Dollar Campaign
January 30th, 2012

Super PAC intends to launch what it is billing as a multimillion dollar campaign to “Take Down the Tea Party Ten.”

US Justice Department Opens a Way For Online Gambling
December 26th, 2011

The Obama administration cleared the way for states to legalize Internet poker and certain other online betting in a switch that may help them reap billions in tax revenue and spur web-based gambling.

President Barack Obama Defies Congress On Czars, Gitmo
December 23rd, 2011

President Obama left town Friday for Christmas vacation having won the fight on the payroll tax and leaving a message of defiance for Congress.

Payroll Tax Cut Talks: Senator Mitch McConnell Suggests Solution
December 22nd, 2011

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, on Thursday suggested a solution of the standoff, meaning that the House pass an extension of the tax break while Senate Democrats’ will be creation of a negotiating committee to reach a long-term agreement.

Obama Calls Boehner To Press Him For Payroll Tax Cut Extension
December 21st, 2011

Barack Obama pressed Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to pass a two-month extension and return to talks on a year-long deal in the New Year.

Speaker John Boehner Says House GOP Plan to Reject Payroll Tax Cut
December 20th, 2011

A payroll tax-cut extension for workers is in jeopardy because of disagreements between leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives over how to proceed before the tax break expires on Dec. 31.

House and Senate Agree on $662 Billion Defense Bill
December 13th, 2011

House and Senate negotiators late Monday agreed to a sweeping $662 billion defense bill that requires military custody for terrorism suspects linked to al-Qaida, including those captured within the U.S., and indefinite detention without trial for some suspects.

House Passes REINS Bill to Expand Congressional Power Over Executive Regulations
December 8th, 2011

The House on Wednesday approved a measure that would increase Congress’s authority over the executive branch by making any major regulations subject to its approval.