All Posts Tagged With: "Congressional leaders"
President Barack Obama urged the Republicans to approve a one-year extension of tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year. He emphasizes the distinction between the Democrats and Republicans and tries to create a mandate for a tax plan after the election. Neither congressional leaders nor administration officials expect a tax bill to [...]
President Barack Obama recently invited congressional leaders to lunch at the White House. They include House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The president told them that there should be no repeat of last summer’s debt limit fiasco. President Obama’s message to Congress is to act to build and sustain the momentum [...]
The White House gave congressional leaders more time to come up with a deficit reduction plan that would prevent a government default to happen in less than two weeks. President Barack Obama said that he is open for a short-term increase in the debt limit if the leaders can agree on a plan before August [...]
The deadline to raise the debt limit of the United States is fast approaching but the two political parties are still at odds with each other. They haven’t reached any agreements to cut the nation’s deficits as well as raise its debt limit. There have been efforts to find a comprehensive deficit reduction deal but [...]
House Republicans from Alabama supports the bill that would fund the federal government for another week as the congressional leaders discuss further the budget for the rest of the present fiscal year. They said that the soldiers should be paid for protecting the nation. The vote for the stopgap spending measure was 247-181. The bill [...]