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Entries by Elise Foley from 12/2010

DREAM Act Would Reduce Deficit Over Next 10 Years, Says CBO

Posted 12.03.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill to create a pathway to citizenship for the children of undocumented workers would reduce the deficit by $1.4 billion over the nex...

Steelworkers Not Jumping On Board Obama's South Korea Free Trade Deal

Posted 12.04.2010 | Politics

President Barack Obama announced Saturday the government has reached a trade agreement with South Korea that would strengthen economic ties between th...

McCain Dismisses DREAM Act Supporter

Posted 12.06.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Gaby Pacheco met with Sen. John McCain in 2007 to plead for help stopping the deportation of her family, she says she found a man w...

White House Makes Final Push On DREAM Act

Posted 12.07.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The DREAM Act, which would allow some undocumented immigrants under the age of 30 to remain in the country legally in exchange for two y...

Democrats Scramble For Votes On DREAM Act

Posted 12.08.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the House and Senate prepare to vote on the DREAM Act Wednesday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Demo...

Dream Act Passes The House

Posted 12.08.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Dream Act, a bill that would allow some undocumented young people to gain legal status, narrowly passed the House Wednesday evening,...

DREAM Act Delayed In Senate

Posted 12.09.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a move that could effectively run out the clock on the DREAM Act, the Senate voted on Thursday to table its version of the bill. Alth...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Fails, Blocked By Senate Republicans

Posted 12.09.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major defense authorization bill carrying the repeal of the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law was blocked on Thursday by Senate R...

Immigration Enforcement Officials Ordered To Turn Over Documents

Posted 12.10.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration advocates won a victory on Thursday when a federal judge ruled that government officials must reveal the decision-making pro...

Dream Act Failure Would Leave Undocumented Supporters In Limbo

Posted 12.14.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Matias Ramos, 24, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in February after he attempted to go through airport securi...

Cornyn, Thune Plan Assault On Health Care In Spending Bill Fight

Posted 12.15.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans who requested millions of dollars worth of earmarks in the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2011 are now calling ...

Tax Cut Deal Stalls Temporarily In House

Posted 12.16.2010 | Politics

UPDATE: The House of Representatives is slated to vote near midnight Thursday on the bill to preserve extended unemployment benefits and tax cuts for ...

Committee Decisions Deliver Potential Setback To Female Lawmakers

Posted 12.16.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what could be a blow to female lawmakers, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) lost out in key Steering Comm...

House Passes Tax Deal 277-148, Sending Bill To President

Posted 12.17.2010 | Politics

Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney contributed reporting. WASHINGTON -- A coalition of Republicans and conservative Democrats combined to push the Obama-...

DREAM Act Vote Fails In Senate

Posted 12.18.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of bypassing a filibuster of the DREAM Act, but fell five votes short on Saturday, dealing a ha...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Passes Senate 65-31

Posted 12.18.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted 65-31 on Saturday to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell, defeating a 17-year policy of banning gay and lesbian service members f...

Deportation Looms For 50-Year Legal Resident

Posted 12.20.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mike Burrows, who has been in the United States legally since 1962, could be detained by immigration officials at any moment. The 51-yea...

9/11 First Responders Health Care Bill Passed By House & Senate

Posted 12.22.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a filibuster and threats of obstruction by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), the Senate unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday that would...

Without Federal Funding Increase, Refugee Programs Struggle

Posted 12.22.2010 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate's decision last week to fund the government through a continuing resolution instead of an omnibus appropriations bill could h...