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December 26th, 2014
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Archive: News / U.S. / Congress (8 Stories)

Past GOP remarks linking cuts to debt ceiling hike

02/12/2014 1:15am
Since the budget fight of 2011, Republicans have insisted that any increase in the debt ceiling be accompanied by cuts in spending. It has been a recurrent demand and helped forge the budget act in 2011 that trimmed more than $2 trillion in spending over 10 years.

GOP bedrock principle dropped in debt limit vote

02/12/2014 10:23am
It was once the backbone of the House Republican majority _ the hard-line stand that brought President Barack Obama to the negotiating table and yielded more than $2 trillion in deficit reduction.

Sen. Rand Paul sues Obama over NSA surveillance

02/12/2014 2:25pm
Sen. Rand Paul, a possible Republican presidential candidate, sued the Obama administration Wednesday over the National Security Agency's mass collection of millions of Americans' phone records.

Congress clears bill ending military pension cuts

02/12/2014 3:31pm
Congress voted Wednesday to restore full cost-of-living pension increases for younger military retirees, completing a bipartisan capitulation to veterans groups that rose up against a modest cut when it was enacted less than two months ago.

Senate Roll Call: Advancing debt limit measure

02/12/2014 4:04pm
The 67-31 roll call Wednesday by which the Senate defeated an effort by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and others to block a bill to extend the government's borrowing authority. The measure required at least 60 votes to advance, a threshold Cruz insisted upon. The bill passed on a party-line vote of 55-43 with the Senate's two independents joining its 53 Democrats.

Senate roll vote on advancing debt limit measure

02/12/2014 4:05pm
The 67-31 roll vote Wednesday by which the Senate defeated an effort by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and others to block a bill to extend the government's borrowing authority. The measure required at least 60 votes to advance, a threshold Cruz insisted upon. The bill passed on a party-line vote of 55-43 with the Senate's two independents joining its 53 Democrats.

Cruz's demand ensnares GOP leaders on debt vote

02/12/2014 4:27pm
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz sat with eyes glued to his mobile device as the chaos he provoked ensnared his Republican leaders on the Senate floor.

Pelosi rejects Obama bid for fast-track trade

02/12/2014 5:47pm
The House's top Democrat is strongly opposing President Barack Obama's bid for greater leeway in making trade deals with other nations.
 
   
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