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Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

U.S. Senate votes to end budget impasse, shifting focus to House

20:53:25The Senate voted overwhelmingly – 81 to 18 — to end Washington’s budget impasse, a result that will put added pressure on the House of Representatives to do the same. Republican House Speaker John Boehner confirmed earlier Wednesday that he won’t oppose the bipartisan budget compromise, signalling the end of Washington’s weeks-long fight over fiscal […]

U.S. House passes bill to defuse debt crisis – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

DAVID LAWDER WASHINGTON — Reuters The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a Republican plan to allow the federal government to keep borrowing money through mid-May, clearing it for fast enactment after the top Senate Democrat and White House endorsed it. The vote in the Republican-controlled House was 285-144, with no votes coming from 33 Republicans […]

‘Fiscal cliff’ deal lays groundwork for future battles over spending and debt

U.S. Congress‘ excruciating, extraordinary New Year’s Day approval of a compromise averting a prolonged tumble off the fiscal cliff hands President Barack Obama most of the tax boosts on the rich that he campaigned on. It also prevents House Republicans from facing blame for blocking tax cuts for most American households, though most GOP lawmakers […]


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