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Budget committees a few billion short of agreement

Budget committees a few billion short of agreement

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- House and Senate lawmakers are a few billion dollars shy of a budget agreement that could end some across-the-board spending cuts, sources told Politico.
U.S. lawmakers said near short-term budget deal

U.S. lawmakers said near short-term budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- House and Senate lawmakers are near an agreement that could end Washington's government shutdowns and some across-the-board spending cuts, aides said.

Report: Paul Ryan, Patty Murray nearing a budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Lead U.S. budget negotiators were pushing to finalize a deal that would set spending levels to replace sequester cuts for the next two years, Politico reported.
Chris Christie an early GOP frontrunner for president, survey says

Chris Christie an early GOP frontrunner for president, survey says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is an early front runner in the 2016 Republican presidential nomination race, a poll released Friday indicates.

No agreement yet on budget changes to replace sequestration cuts

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Members of Congress working on a federal budget in Washington are denying a published report a deal is near to replace mandatory across-the-board spending cuts.
Report: Congress eyeing $85 billion budget deal to end sequester cuts

Report: Congress eyeing $85 billion budget deal to end sequester cuts

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Congressional negotiators are working on an $85 billion compromise budget that would end some mandated sequester cuts, The Hill said.
Obama would accept piecemeal immigration reform

Obama would accept piecemeal immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- President Obama said he would accept a piecemeal approach to overhauling the U.S. immigration system, provided the divided Congress passes all the pieces.

Obama says 'Washington's dysfunction' a drag on economy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- President Obama said Tuesday while times are good on Wall Street, the U.S. economic recovery would be stronger "if it weren't for Washington's dysfunction."

Paul Ryan returns to Iowa, criticizes president and Obamacare

ALTOONA, Iowa, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Congressman Paul Ryan told an audience in Iowa that they shouldn't have trusted Barack Obama's campaign promises about the Affordable Care Act.

U.S. budget conferees hear about dire challenges

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- House and Senate budget negotiators said they remained hopeful about reaching a deal despite minimal progress made during their meeting Wednesday.
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Conference committee budget talks open as deficit shrinks

Conference committee budget talks open as deficit shrinks

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A House-Senate conference committee Wednesday began work on a federal budget as the government said the U.S. deficit was at a five-year low.

Federal deficit down sharply in 2013

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The Treasury Department said Wednesday the U.S. deficit for fiscal year 2013 was $680 billion, a five-year low, mainly due to higher revenues and spending cuts.
Panel tells Sebelius to bring 'real numbers' on enrollees next time

Panel tells Sebelius to bring 'real numbers' on enrollees next time

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Health and Human Services head Kathleen Sebelius was told to bring health coverage data when she returns before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce panel.
Senate Dem leader Reid sees no 'grand bargain' at budget talks

Senate Dem leader Reid sees no 'grand bargain' at budget talks

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid says speculation about a budget "grand bargain" being struck with Republicans is just "happy talk."
Report: White House plans to delay individual mandate

Report: White House plans to delay individual mandate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The White House may try to delay the deadline for the Affordable Care Act individual mandate by as much as six weeks, NBC News reported in Washington Wednesday.
Obama: 'How business is done in this town has to change'

Obama: 'How business is done in this town has to change'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama thanked Democrats and Republicans for a deal to open government and avoid default, but ripped the brinksmanship leading to the shutdown.
Son of slain Wisconsin Sikh Temple leader seeks to take on Rep. Ryan

Son of slain Wisconsin Sikh Temple leader seeks to take on Rep. Ryan

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The son of slain Sikh Temple of Wisconsin President Satwant Singh Kaleka said he plans to seek the Democratic bid to challenge U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
The Issue: Obamacare defunding a losing issue

The Issue: Obamacare defunding a losing issue

A funny thing happened as Republicans and Democrats lurched to a compromise to end the partial government shutdown and avert threats of a U.S. default: The outcry against healthcare reform was muted.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
House GOP float another plan to raise debt limit, end shutdown

House GOP float another plan to raise debt limit, end shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- House Republican leaders offered a new plan to raise the U.S. debt limit and reopen the government after meeting with President Barack Obama, a GOP aide said.
White House, Congress agree on military survivor benefits

White House, Congress agree on military survivor benefits

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- President Obama Thursday signed into law a resolution providing continuing appropriations for death gratuities and survivor benefits, "and for other purposes."
Ryan to Obama: 'We actually agree on some things' to reopen government

Ryan to Obama: 'We actually agree on some things' to reopen government

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Budget Committee has called on President Obama to negotiate on the debt ceiling, saying, "we actually agree on some things."
White House: Shutdown hampers U.S. ability to enforce Iran sanctions

White House: Shutdown hampers U.S. ability to enforce Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The White House said Friday the government shutdown is harming the Treasury Department's ability to administrate sanctions against Iran.

Many congressional members forgo or donate salaries during shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A growing number of members of the U.S. Congress said they would give up their pay or donate it to charity during the government shutdown that began Tuesday.
Rand Paul campaign pots filling faster in 2013

Rand Paul campaign pots filling faster in 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul raised nearly $2 million in campaign funds in the first half of 2013, records show, even as his political plans for 2016 aren't yet known.

Poll finds most in Ohio don't want Gov. Kasich to be president

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Ohio voters have little enthusiasm for a presidential run by Gov. John Kasich, a poll released Friday indicated.
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