» Why Democrats Oppose Military Commissions Act, October 17, 2006
If anything, the Military Commissions Act is not tough enough on terrorists because there is no certainty the act will withstand the scrutiny of the Supreme Court...
» Pay raise blocked , July 05, 2006
Almost nine years ago, the minimum wage rose to $5.15 per hour and gas sold for about $1.20 a gallon. Now, gas prices have nearly tripled, but millions of low-income workers are still waiting for Congress to approve their first pay raise since 1997.
» Facing Internal Division, House GOP Pulls Labor-HHS Bill, June 15, 2006
House Republican leaders are putting off a vote on the $141.9 billion FY07 Labor-HHS bill that was expected next week, fueling speculation that they will try to keep a lid on the measure until after the November elections.
» OP hopes for boost as Bush signs $70b tax cut extensions, May 18, 2006
After two setbacks, the House finally approved a fiscal 2007 budget early yesterday morning, but differences with the Senate version may be too considerable for Congress to reach a final agreement.
» Democrats: GOP all talk, no action on security, April 08, 2006
Democrats said Saturday the nation isn't as safe as it should be because the Bush administration and Republicans in Congress "have failed to back up their rhetoric with robust action."
» GOP Budget Talks Collapse in the House, April 07, 2006
House Republican efforts to forge a budget blueprint for the coming fiscal year collapsed last night amid acrimony and name-calling, as the fissures between GOP moderates and conservatives once again burst into the open.
» House passes cuts to Medicaid, student loans, February 02, 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The budget-cutting bill awaiting President Bush's signature may only make a small dent in the nation's huge deficit, but he is expected to propose more cuts in his 2007 plan, including farm subsidies, Medicaid and Medicare.
» Party Unity: Learning to Stick Together , January 09, 2006
There was a time when to be a Democrat in Congress was akin to belonging to a luncheon club just so you could eat the food and enjoy the people. Staying for the program wasn’t such a priority. No longer. Democrats on Capitol Hill are relying more on what has been the GOP political playbook, staying in step and sometimes getting tough with those who miss a beat.
» House slashes social programs, December 15, 2005
The Republican-controlled House approved a conservative priority Wednesday, voting 215-213 to cut spending across a wide swath of social programs.
» Spending Plan Includes 3.1% Civil Service Raise, November 24, 2005
Federal employees are on track for an average pay increase of 3.1 percent next year.
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