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Rep. Henry Waxman stepping down after 20 terms

Jan 30, 2014
Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman is retiring after 20 terms.
Posted In: telecom, Congress

Why is Congress focusing on poverty?

Jan 16, 2014
Congress's Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on income inequality. Just the latest congressional foray into the problem.
Posted In: Congress, income inequality, Unemployment

Surprise! 6 items still in the omnibus budget bill

Jan 14, 2014
Six government programs the government is still funding. Believe it or not.
Posted In: Congress, budget

Congress snubs IMF's request for resources

Jan 14, 2014
The International Monetary Fund has ended up smack in the middle of the budget debate in Washington.
Posted In: IMF, Congress, budget

Going to Plan B when jobless benefits get cut off

Jan 14, 2014
For one woman looking for work, unemployment benefits kept certain career options. With Congress not extending benefits, a new plan is in order.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Jobs, Congress

For first time, most of Congress is worth more than $1 million

Jan 9, 2014
A report shows that more than half of Congress members are millionaires.
Posted In: Congress, income inequality, millionaire

The 'freeloader argument' and jobless benefits

Jan 7, 2014
A deal to reinstate unemployment insurance is working its way through Congress, but would it mean that people on unemployment would just take a few months longer to find a job?
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Congress

With the budget settled, what's Congress going to do next week?

Jan 1, 2014
Congress will return to the New Year without needing to fight about the budget. Will they take the opportunity to deal with other issues?
Posted In: Congress, budget

'Breathing room' in Congress? Don't hold your breath

Dec 17, 2013
There are plenty of issues that still need to be dealt with before any grand bargain -- everything from the Farm Bill to unemployment insurance to the debt limit.
Posted In: farm bill, budget deal, Congress

How will the budget deal ease sequestration?

Dec 13, 2013
The House of Representatives has passed a budget agreement aimed at avoiding another government shutdown. How will it affect the sequestration?
Posted In: Congress, budget, sequestration

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