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Topic - Richard Shelby
Republican Sen. Richard Shelby is scheduled to meet with employees at a water heater company to talk about the ways federal policies impact job creation.
A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that gay marriages can continue in Utah, denying a request from the state to halt same-sex weddings until the appeals process plays out.
President Obama's objective in the "fiscal cliff" battle was make Republicans break their pledge not to raise taxes. The GOP entered the game with the goal of winning real spending cuts and no higher tax rates.
Democrats sent a massive Wall Street regulation bill to the full Senate on a party line vote Monday after a temporary retreat by Republicans that still left the bill's chances for bipartisan passage in doubt.
Sen. Richard Shelby said Mikulski's maneuvering amounted to an end run around a December budget pact between Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Chair Paul Ryan, R-Wis. that replaced some automatic cuts to agency operating budgets with new fees and cuts elsewhere in the budget and allowed for January passage of an omnibus spending bill that averted a second government shutdown.
"What happened was a historic breakthrough but it won't be totally successful this Congress, but it puts us on a path to be successful in the next Congress," he said.