After Vote, Speaker Tells GOP: Stop Playing Politics With Border Security

The House Wednesday approved a standalone border-security spending bill in an attempt to overcome obstruction to an earlier attempt by Senate Republicans on a day when the issue of immigration was heating up. Lawmakers approved legislation authored by Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) which would fund 1,700 new Customs and Border … Continue reading

Dems Slam Republican Senators For Hypocrisy Over DISCLOSE Act Filibuster

Angry Senate Democrats are calling out Republicans as hypocrites for obstructing a bill that would enhance the transparency of burgeoning special-interest spending on American elections. A united Senate GOP Tuesday mounted a successful filibuster of the Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act, or DISCLOSE Act, … Continue reading

Pelosi Enlists ‘Most Eloquent, Persuasive Voices’ To Persuade GOP To Support Economic Aid

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a direct appeal Monday to state lawmakers to convince Republican senators to drop their obstruction of initiatives aimed at shoring up state and local economies nationwide. Senate Democrats repeatedly attempted to pass legislation to provide federal subsidies to help states struggling with dramatic losses in … Continue reading

Senator Asks: Why Should We Trust BP’s Damage Assessment?

The federal government is relying too heavily on BP to help assess the damage the company itself has caused during the monster oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, according to to a Senate subcommittee chairman. Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) expressed his concern in a letter last week in a … Continue reading

Unemployment Benefits To Start Flowing Again, But Congress Left Some Economic Help Undone

Although unemployment benefits will once again start flowing to millions of jobless Americans, Congress failed to follow through on crucial pieces of their plans to aid the ailing economy. President Obama Thursday signed hard-fought legislation Thursday that extends the emergency unemployment compensation, or EUC, program and full federal funding of … Continue reading