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House Passes Violence Against Women Act - On to President's Desk
The House voted today to pass a Senate-approved version of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act today, sending the bill to President Obama for his signature. An earlier vote on a controversial Republican version of the legislation was voted down. “The Violence Against Women Act has...
One Year After GOP’s Landslide Election, Pelosi Says Republicans ‘Have Not Produced’
One year ago, the votes were counted and Americans elected a new Republican majority in the House of Representatives behind a wave of government dissatisfaction. Today, House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, having swapped titles with each other, marked the milestone by...
Boehner, House Republicans to Roll Out “Growth Agenda” Thursday
ABC News’ John R. Parkinson (@JRPabcDC) reports: Since sweeping into the majority last fall, House Republicans have maintained that the 112th Congress will be a “Cut and Grow” Congress. First cut spending, then the economy will grow. To date, the...
Sales Job: Obama Hits The Road For Deficit Plan
President Obama is hitting the road and hitting the airwaves to sell his deficit plan all week long, beginning with a series of local television interviews that will carry his message directly to voters in Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and Indiana.
House Passes Repeal of 1099 Requirement
ABC News’ John R. Parkinson reports: The House of Representatives today voted to repeal the 1099 mandate of the health care reform law that Republicans say tangles small business owners in red tape and hampers job creation, but Democrats say...
House Considers F-35 Engine Cut, Debates Amendments to Spending Bill
ABC News’ John R. Parkinson reports: Since H.R. 1 became publicly available last Friday, February 11, 583 Republican and Democratic amendments were filed and pre-printed in the Congressional Record for consideration. Last night, debate on amendments stretched on until 1:12...
2011 Edward R. Murrow Awards Submission
Tea Party rallies were held in several cities today the biggest one in Washington. And John Carl was right in the middle Means Tea Party leaders and a nurse from Pennsylvania with her daughter. An American Airlines pilot from Texas with his son it property manager from Atlanta and why world war.
Budget battle will test Tea Party movement
The reaction of Tea Party-backed Congress members to the budget cuts and spending freeze proposed by President Obama on Monday was swift and unanimous: not nearly enough. "You don't claim that you're addressing the problem of a burning building because you're not adding fuel to the fire," said Sen.
GOP Proposes Deep Spending Cuts, Dems Say Bill Threatens Economic Recovery
ABC News' John R. Parkinson reports: House Republicans unveiled a spending bill Friday evening to fund the government for the next seven months that they say will reduce the president’s requested spending levels this year by at least $100 billion....
GOP Freshmen Get Specific on Budget Cuts: “There Can Be No Sacred Cows”
Freshmen Congressmen Tim Scott, R-SC, and Adam Kinzinger, R-Il, say they don’t plan to stay in Washington long but while they’re here, everyone’s going to feel the burn - namely when it comes to cutting the budget.