Obama Courts Big Labor At Expense Of GOP


 

Speaking to the Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference in downtown Washington, President Obama  took a series of shots at GOP lawmakers Monday over their opposition to White House-backed construction spending that is aimed at repairing the nation’s infrastructure.

 

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House Approves Continuing Resolution

The Continuing Resolution was sponsored by House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY), who said on the House Floor that that it was “our best, most clear path forward to keep the lights of the federal government on until years end.”

House Gives Obama Authority To Arm/Train Syrian Rebels To Fight ISIS

The amendment is part of the Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded. It now goes to the Senate for approval.

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – September 18, 2014

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Chinese President Xi Jinping continues his tour of India, John Kerry testifies before the House, and the US energy secretary visits his Canadian counterpart.

House Democrats Attempt To Force Vote On ENDA

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ENDA would outlaw the practice of discriminating against Americans when applying for jobs based on sexual orientation or personal gender identification.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – September 17, 2014

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Scotland braces for Thursday’s critical independence referendum. Comedian Eddie Izzard and rockers Franz Ferdinand weigh in.

House Dems Slam Republicans On Education

The following is from the office of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer.