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Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
Topic - Jeb Hensarling
Democrats opposed a Republican-backed move to mount a real-time national debt clock during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Tuesday, according to one media report.
The congressional deficit-reduction committee appeared on the brink of failure late Sunday, as Democrats and Republicans offered little chance that a deal could be reached in time for a Monday night deadline and spent the day blaming the other party for the impasse.
Sen. Pat Toomey, the GOP's fiercest anti-tax warrior, stunned the supercommittee when he proposed raising taxes to break the impasse over cutting the government's monster debt.
Democrats are pushing back against talk of dropping the automatic spending cuts should the deficit-reduction supercommittee fail to meet its goals, in a major game of chicken on Capitol Hill.
The top Republican in the House says a recent proposal by GOP members of a special deficit committee is a "fair offer" despite criticism from conservatives who say it breaks the party's pledge on taxes.
The Republican co-chair of a committee in charge of slashing the nation's deficit on Sunday called deliberations a "roller coaster ride" and gave no indication that a deal could be struck before the panel's Thanksgiving deadline.
With the congressional deficit reduction committee locked in a stalemate as it enters its final 10 days before a critical deadline, members have hinted that they may be willing to punt and consider fallback plans.
Moments after President Obama concludes his State of the Union address from the imposing podium of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night, Rep. Paul D. Ryan will deliver the GOP's answering speech from the House Budget Committee's hearing room, across the street in one of the House office buildings.
A "tea party" favorite is dropping her bid for a leadership position in the upcoming Republican-controlled House.
Republican leaders pledged their willingness Sunday to go head to head with President Obama and Senate Democrats to fulfill election promises to cut government and improve the economy, but were circumspect about the importance of the "tea party" and whether the candidates it backed will have House leadership roles.
Campaign season isn't over for everyone on Capitol Hill, as House Republicans — fresh off their historic takeover of the chamber in Tuesday's midterm elections — now turn their attention to electing leaders within their caucus.
If Fedzilla were to overhaul the automobile industry like it proposes to overhaul Wall Street, I'm convinced it would demand the automobile industry produce cars without steering wheels.
Acting on a tip, a congressional ethics office wants lobbyists to turn over fundraising information on eight House members, six of them on the Financial Services Committee that worked to overhaul the nation's financial regulations.
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner told a congressional panel Thursday that the nation's economy is in better position now than earlier this year to emerge from the recession, but cautioned that a full recovery will not happen anytime soon.
"That is the definition of unfair," he said.
The program uses a faulty model that understates flood risks, with the result that a single mother in Dallas who works at a grocery store subsidizes a millionaire's beachfront home, Hensarling said.