Sam Hananel, Associated Press | posted 4 minutes ago
Employers that still offer workers traditional pension plans are in line for hefty insurance premium increases under the budget agreement struck in Congress, the second time in two years that lawmakers have turned to them to help finance spending deals.
The Associated Press | posted 5 minutes ago
The budget agreement passed by the House and being debated in the Senate sets spending limits for two years and averts a possible government shutdown in January. Endorsed by President Barack Obama, it increases government deficits in 2014 and 2015 but reduces them over 10 years by a total of $23 billion.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | posted 6 minutes ago
A modest, bipartisan budget pact designed to keep Washington from lurching from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis and ease the harshest effects of automatic budget cuts is on the brink of passing the Senate.
David Espo, Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 7:43pm
Year-end legislation to ease Congress' chronic budget brinkmanship and soften across-the-board spending cuts moved to the cusp of final passage Tuesday, a rare display of Senate bipartisanship that masked strong complaints about slicing into military retirement benefits.
The Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 3:07pm
The 67-33 roll call Tuesday by which the Senate advanced a bipartisan budget bill that seeks to ease some but not all the cuts to the federal budget. The vote removes the final hurdle to Senate passage. The Democratic-led chamber is expected to approve the bill on Wednesday.
Donna Cassata and Tamara Lush, Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 3:01pm
Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf says he will not seek another term after more than three decades in Congress.
Donna Cassata, Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 2:55pm
Sen. Bill Nelson said Tuesday he is willing to travel to Iran if it would help find missing CIA contractor Robert Levinson who disappeared while on a secret intelligence mission to Iran.
Charles Babington, Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 9:16am
Senate Republican leaders are criticizing a bipartisan budget deal, parting ways with their House counterparts who shepherded the measure through that chamber last week.
David Espo, Associated Press | posted Dec 16th - 5:42pm
Bipartisan legislation to soften across-the-board spending cuts gained ground among Senate Republicans on Monday and Democrats expressed optimism it would gain the 60 votes needed to pass by week's end.
Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press | posted Dec 16th - 5:33pm
The House Ethics Committee announced Monday it was launching a formal investigation of a Florida congressman who pleaded guilty last month to cocaine possession.
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