12:00 PM Feb 27, 2014
WASHINGTON – A top House Republican unveiled an ambitious tax code overhaul Wednesday, taking aim at long-protected loopholes for mortgage interest deductions, corporate jets and Wall Street pay, while promising to lower top rates to 25 percent for most individuals and corporations.
5:00 PM Dec 13, 2013
WASHINGTON (MCT) – The House overwhelmingly approved a budget deal Thursday designed to avert another government shutdown, a rare bipartisan accord that breaks with the tea-party-driven cycle of brinkmanship and could signal a new era of political pragmatism in Congress.
5:00 PM Dec 11, 2013
Speaker of the House John Boehner walks to a GOP meeting after Senate leaders announced a deal to end the government shutdown, Wednesday, October 16, 2013, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)
WASHINGTON (MCT) – Congressional budget negotiators reached a hard-fought deal Tuesday aimed at avoiding another government shutdown, agreeing on a plan that would restore some money to programs hit by impending across-the-board cuts, but trim spending on federal retirees and raise fees on airline travel.