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White House seeking a replacement for payroll tax cut that ends in January

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The White House Saturday denied a report it is looking for an alternative tax break to stimulate the U.S. economy after payroll tax cuts expire in December.
Biden, Ryan spar on Middle East, economy

Biden, Ryan spar on Middle East, economy

DANVILLE, Ky., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden and Republican nominee Paul Ryan debated foreign and domestic policy Thursday in a sometimes-contentious debate in Danville, Ky.
Dems hope VP debate blunts GOP momentum

Dems hope VP debate blunts GOP momentum

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Democratic strategists say they hope any momentum Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney gained can be blunted during the vice presidential debate.
House Dems rip GOP for leaving Washington

House Dems rip GOP for leaving Washington

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Democrat after Democrat spoke Friday in a near-empty U.S. House chamber, criticizing Republican leaders for going into recess while major bills languish.

Dems ask Boehner to keep House in session

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democratic leaders called on Speaker John Boehner Thursday to cancel the House recess until economic, budgetary and job-related issues are addressed.

House OKs bill to force sequester details

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted Wednesday in favor of a bill Republicans said would force President Barack Obama to "show us your hand" on mandated budget cuts.

Obama, Dem leaders meet at White House

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic congressional leaders discussed their legislative agenda and jobs Wednesday, a White House official said.
House GOP, 5 Dems vote to repeal Obamacare

House GOP, 5 Dems vote to repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Five Democrats joined U.S. House Republicans Wednesday in voting again to repeal the 2010 healthcare reform law that has come to be known as Obamacare.
Boehner: Let Obamacare pay student loans

Boehner: Let Obamacare pay student loans

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- The House will vote on taking money from the U.S. healthcare-overhaul law to keep student-loan interest rates from doubling, House Speaker John Boehner said.
Ryan: GOP budget would reduce gas prices

Ryan: GOP budget would reduce gas prices

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Sunday the budget he authored, which has been passed by the House, would promote oil exploration in the United States.
U.S. House debates budget plans

U.S. House debates budget plans

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- A $3.7 trillion budget proposal released by the top Democrat on the U.S. House Budget committee is designed to preserve Medicare, Democrats said.

Budget panel at odds on spending benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Top members of the U.S. House Budget Committee predicted slow going in the coming debate over President Obama's budget proposal Sunday.
Obama says he will veto efforts to undo cuts

Obama says he will veto efforts to undo cuts

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The congressional supercommittee Monday admitted it failed to find a compromise to trim the U.S. budget deficit $1.2 trillion in the next decade.
Boehner: Obama offers nothing worthwhile

Boehner: Obama offers nothing worthwhile

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama offered nothing worthwhile to a bipartisan congressional committee seeking to cut the deficit, House Speaker John Boehner said.
Pelosi announces 'supercommittee' picks

Pelosi announces 'supercommittee' picks

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Thursday tapped three former members of her Democratic leadership team for the U.S. debt "supercommittee."

House leaders dig in on debt debate

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- House leaders stuck to starkly opposed positions on the budget Sunday as talks on lifting the U.S. debt ceiling faltered.
Dems defends cutting oil tax breaks

Dems defends cutting oil tax breaks

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- The senior Democrat on the House Budget Committee said Sunday he doubted taking away oil-industry tax breaks would have much effect on gasoline prices.
Big oil protected by GOP, Democrats say

Big oil protected by GOP, Democrats say

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- A Democratic lawmaker in the United States said his Republican counterparts are leaving lush tax breaks in place for big oil despite efforts to cut spending.
People long for more civilized society

People long for more civilized society

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The killing of six people in Tucson is another example of the anguished mental state of many people, said Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

Democrats defend running against leaders

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The head of the Democrats' campaign to hold the U.S. House Sunday defended members who are running against their own leadership in TV ads.
Democrats challenge tax-cut job creation

Democrats challenge tax-cut job creation

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The leader of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee expressed skepticism over the idea that extending Bush-era tax cuts would create jobs.

Democrats examining candidates' strength

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Democratic leaders say they are scrutinizing the upcoming November elections to see where their resources will be best spent.

Vote on Disclosure Act delayed

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- A vote on a new U.S. campaign-finance law has been delayed until after the Memorial Day break, giving business groups more time to lobby against it.
Dems, GOP trade accusations on threats

Dems, GOP trade accusations on threats

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Actions by both parties hampered efforts by U.S. House Democratic and Republican leaders to condemn threats against their members, aides said.

House leader predicts reform will pass

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. House Democratic leader said Sunday he believes Congress will approve healthcare legislation.
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