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Democratic Senators Dare GOP To Vote Against Middle-Class Tax Breaks

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats will dare Republicans to vote against an expansion of tax credits for the middle class with an amendment that's intended to h...

GOP Plan To Avoid September Shutdown: We'll Get Back To You Later

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

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Laura Barron-Lopez

Senate Passes GOP Budget After Late-Night Debate | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate early Friday passed a Republican budget plan that would cut spending by $5.1 trillion over 10 years, raise military funding a...

The GOP Budget: Every Tax Loophole Is Sacred

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

The wealthier you are and the more you care about yourself over your neighbor or your country, the more you'll like this Republican budget. It achieves balance entirely on the backs of middle-class families and our most vulnerable citizens, without asking billionaires or big corporations to pay -- forget a fair share -- one penny more toward our nation's prosperity.

Senate Passes Big Bipartisan Deal

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cu...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Budget Deal Clears Major Hurdle In Senate | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate advanced a budget compromise Tuesday that provides modest relief to across-the-board spending cuts and prevents...

Dem Senator Says Budget Deal Still Short Of Votes To Pass

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Senate Democrats are still short of the votes needed to pass a budget deal that would avoid a government shutdown in...

Michael McAuliff

Patty Murray Says Working With Cruz And Lee Was 'Astonishing' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) has a couple of words to describe working with tea party stalwarts Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ted Cruz (R-T...

Senate Set To Pass Bill Averting Disaster

Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A potential government shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Democratic-led Senate is ready to appro...

Senate Moving Towards Test Vote On Obamacare

Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled Senate is on a path toward defeating tea party attempts to dismantl...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate GOP At Odds With Tea Party On Budget Negotiations | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A tea party rebellion by several U.S. senators blocking progress on the federal budget may be working for them, but not for their fellow...

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz: 'I Don't Trust The Republicans' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz made a remarkable admission on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday, admitting in a dispute with Sen. J...

Michael McAuliff

Two GOP Senators Battle 'Bizarre' Tea Party Demand | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two prominent old-line Senate Republicans threw down the gauntlet to their more conversative colleagues on Tuesday, challenging them to ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Now It's Democrats Blasting GOP For Stalling Budget | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans spent four years berating the Democratic-led Senate for failing to pass a budget. Now that the Senate has approved a budget ...

John Celock

Senators Back $23.3 Billion Online Sales Tax | John Celock | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A measure to allow state and local governments to collect sales taxes from online purchases received key support in the United States Se...

Senate Narrowly Passes Budget

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An exhausted Senate gave pre-dawn approval Saturday to a Democratic $3.7 trillion budget for next year that embraces nearly $1 tril...

Senate Expected To Pass Budget

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

First Senate budget in four years seen passing by Saturday * Vast gulf between Republican, Democratic budget plans * Senate signals support for...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senator Fights Corporate Tax Giveaways | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) pressed Congress Friday to eliminate tax breaks and loopholes benefitting NASCAR, Hollywood and other special ...

Senate Democrats On Track To Pass Budget

Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Democrats controlling the Senate appear on track to pass their first budget in four years, promis...

Dem Budget Clears First Hurdle

AP | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats have pushed a budget through committee that calls for roughly $1 trillion in new tax revenues over the coming decade an...

Senate Panel To Approve Budget Sparing Safety Net

Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Acting on the Senate's first budget since President Barack Obama took office, a Democratic-le...

An Unconstitutional Two-fer

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

This week, the Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives did something that you wouldn't think is even possible: they introduced (and then the House passed) a five-page bill that, despite its brevity, may violate two separate provisions of the United States Constitution.

Michael McAuliff

New Republican Stalling Tactic In Senate | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After complaining much of the year that Senate Democrats have not passed a federal budget, Republicans are now using the budget they say...

Be Careful What You Cut

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right before the U.S. House of Representatives left for the summer to go home to campaign for your vote, they voted to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the richest Americans millionaires and billionaires.

Jason Linkins

Senate Unanimously Rejects A Budget Offered By Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

I predict that the news cycle is going to characterize a bit of legislative maneuvering this week as a defeat for some "Obama Budget." The vote on a Potemkin "Obama Budget" is not intended to be taken seriously. It's a stunt designed to get a slag into the news cycle, and they tend to work. What happens is a Republican legislator presents a "budget proposal" that's designed to be a satirical presentation of an "Obama budget," and Democrats don't vote for it, because they recognize that it bears no resemblance to their budgetary preferences. This is all stuff that should be pretty easy for adults to penetrate and demystify. But how many times are we going to hear about the "Obama budget's" ignominious defeat in the Senate on this weekend's Sunday talk shows? I'm going to guess: "many times."