House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan says he’s confident that the Republican candidates for president will support his 2013 budget blueprint.
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday unveiled his 2013 budget that would cut $5.3 trillion from President Obama’s budget and caps spending below the level both parties agreed to during last year’s debt ceiling debacle.
House Republicans are continuing their push to dismantle President Obama’s Affordable Care Act by attempting to eliminate the law’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The 15-member board was designed to curb Medicare spending in a way that would not disrupt coverage or the quality of that coverage, but a group of freshmen Republicans in the […]
President Obama is urging House Republicans to quickly pass a two-year transportation bill that recently cleared the Senate.
Democrats are hopeful that support for the Affordable Care Act, signed by President Obama 2 years ago this Friday, will grow. “You find that more and more people are supporting the reform because it’s beginning to apply to them,” said Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) during a conference call Monday (0:31)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) suggests that the Affordable Care Act’s benefits extend beyond those enjoyed by individual Americans seeking health care coverage. “The new law provides new authority to prevent and punish fraud and those authorities allowed Medicare to recover over… $4 billion.” (:18)
Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) says the Affordable Care Act, contrary to what Republicans say, has created thousands of jobs. “Today, two years later, almost 500,000 new jobs have been created in the health care sector.” (:16)
By Lily Benitez De Luna With only a few days left before the two year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act’s enactment, Democratic House members told reporters in a conference call Monday that they are determined to ward off challenges to the health care reform law. “We’re going to spend much of this week highlighting […]
Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) announced late Thursday that he will not be running for an additional term. “During my years in Congress, it has been my pleasure to address the needs of thousands of individual constituents and to influence domestic and global policy while serving on the Financial and Foreign Affairs Committees in the House,” […]
Senate leaders have made nice over considering 17 of President Obama’s judicial nominees. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that he was canceling previously scheduled cloture votes for each nominee after reaching a deal with the Senate’s top Republican Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Reid did not release the details of the agreement, but McConnell […]