Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Capitol Briefing Archive: Agenda

House Democrats push new comprehensive immigration bill

A broad cross-section of House Democrats unveiled a new comprehensive immigration reform bill Tuesday, laying down an early marker for what they hope will be a major 2010 debate.

By Ben Pershing  |  December 15, 2009; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
Categories:  Agenda , House  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Hoyer sketches out Congressional pre-Christmas crunch

With the remaining days of 2009 ticking away, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Md.) on Tuesday laid out Democrats' strategy for finishing their work on key legislation and getting out of town.

By Ben Pershing  |  December 15, 2009; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Agenda , House , Purse Strings  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

House likely to add jobs bill to defense spending legislation

House Democrats are increasingly likely to move a jobs bill next week as an attachment to the defense appropriations bill. The package would cost roughly $70 billion and include spending for infrastructure projects and benefits for the poor and unemployed.

By Ben Pershing  |  December 11, 2009; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Agenda , House , Purse Strings  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

House votes to make current estate tax permanent

The House approved Thursday a measure making the current estate tax rate permanent, overcoming the objections of an unusual coalition of liberal and conservative critics.

By Ben Pershing  |  December 3, 2009; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (185)
Categories:  Agenda , House , Purse Strings  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Amid anxiety, jobs bill takes shape on the Hill

The White House jobs summit opens today amid concerns on Capitol Hill that the administration has not done enough to address unemployment and uncertainty over how and when Congress can deliver a jobs bill to the president's desk.

By Ben Pershing  |  December 3, 2009; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Agenda , Branch vs. Branch  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Democrats Grow Confident of Cap-and-Trade Win

By Paul Kane and Ben Pershing House Democratic leaders said today they are increasingly confident that they have enough votes to win passage this weekend of climate change legislation, informing former vice president Al Gore that he was not needed in the Capitol to win over wavering lawmakers. After months...

By Ben Pershing  |  June 25, 2009; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Agenda , Dem. Leaders , House  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Older Entries in This Category »

Obama vs. Earmarks, Part II, Ben Pershing , April 10, 2009
After Recess, a Packed Agenda for Congress, Ben Pershing , April 2, 2009
GOP Split Over Budget Alternative, Ben Pershing , March 25, 2009
House Passes AIG Bonus Tax Bill, Ben Pershing , March 19, 2009
Pelosi: Don't Blame Us for AIG Mess, Ben Pershing , March 19, 2009
Snow Forces House to Cancel Votes, Ben Pershing , March 2, 2009
In the End, GOP Holds Firm on Stimulus, Ben Pershing , February 13, 2009
The Politics of 'Nothing', Ben Pershing , February 11, 2009
A Difficult Stimulus Conference Ahead, Ben Pershing , February 10, 2009
Did Obama Tell an 'Out and Out Lie'?, Ben Pershing , February 9, 2009
Reid: No Recess Until Stimulus Is Done, Ben Pershing , February 9, 2009
DCCC Steps Up Stimulus Pressure on GOP, Ben Pershing , February 9, 2009
Waxman's Win Marks Seismic Shift in House, Ben Pershing , November 20, 2008
Panel Recommends Waxman Over Dingell for Key Gavel, Ben Pershing , November 19, 2008
Kennedy Returns to Senate for Lame-Duck Session, Ben Pershing , November 17, 2008
The Morning After, Plenty of Blame to Go Around, Ben Pershing , September 30, 2008
Why the Bailout Bill Failed, Ben Pershing , September 29, 2008
Why House Republicans Balked, Ben Pershing , September 26, 2008
Obama, McCain at the Negotiating Table?, Ben Pershing , September 24, 2008
For GOP, a Quiet Win on Energy, Ben Pershing , September 24, 2008
Political Terrain Shifts on Drilling Issue, Ben Pershing , August 18, 2008
Bush Won't Call for Special Session, Ben Pershing , August 4, 2008
Is a Government Shutdown Ahead?, Ben Pershing , July 31, 2008
The Politics of Adjournment, Ben Pershing , July 30, 2008
Slavery Measure Could Figure in Tenn. Primary, Ben Pershing , July 29, 2008
The Week Ahead: Top Hill Aides Weigh In, Ben Pershing , July 28, 2008
The Week Ahead: Sprint to Summer Break, Ben Pershing , July 28, 2008
Bush and GOP At Odds...Again, Ben Pershing , July 23, 2008
Blunt Bullish on GOP Electoral Prospects, Ben Pershing , July 22, 2008
Everybody's Workin' for the Weekend, Ben Pershing , July 22, 2008
The Week Ahead: Endgame on Housing Bill, Ben Pershing , July 21, 2008
The Week Ahead: Top Hill Aides Weigh In, Ben Pershing , July 14, 2008
Conservatives: Slow Down on Housing Bailout, Ben Pershing , July 14, 2008
The Week Ahead: Top Hill Aides Weigh In, Ben Pershing , July 7, 2008
The Week Ahead: Leftovers on the Menu, Ben Pershing , July 7, 2008
Support Grows for More Oil Drilling, Ben Pershing , July 2, 2008
The Myth That Keeps Giving, Ben Pershing , July 2, 2008
On Energy, Democrats' Tank Is Only Half Full, Ben Pershing , June 27, 2008
Democrats Avoiding Votes on Drilling, Ben Pershing , June 25, 2008
The Week Ahead: Pre-Recess Message War, Ben Pershing , June 23, 2008
Let's Make a Deal, Ben Pershing , June 19, 2008
McCain Echoes Hill GOP Message, Ben Pershing , June 17, 2008
The Week Ahead: Taxing (and Spending) Debates, Ben Pershing , June 16, 2008
The Week Ahead: Energy Bills on Tap, Ben Pershing , June 9, 2008
On Climate Bill, Wait 'Till Next Year, Ben Pershing , June 6, 2008
The Week Ahead: Top Hill Aides Weigh In, Ben Pershing , June 2, 2008
Friendly Skies for Clinton, Ben Pershing , May 21, 2008
The Week Ahead: Scramble Before the Break, Ben Pershing , May 19, 2008
The Week Ahead: War and Politics, Ben Pershing , May 12, 2008
A Tree Grows on Capitol Hill, Ben Pershing , April 22, 2008
Week Ahead: Fights Over Farm, Iraq Cash, Ben Pershing , April 21, 2008
Tax Day on the Hill, Ben Pershing , April 15, 2008
Week Ahead: FEC Filings, Few Bills, Ben Pershing , April 14, 2008
Keeping Score on the Colombia Trade Pact, Ben Pershing , April 10, 2008
Pelosi to Stop Clock on Colombia Deal, Ben Pershing , April 9, 2008
Week Ahead: Iraq Hearings and Housing Bill, Ben Pershing , April 7, 2008
Immigration Bills Show (Some) Signs of Life, Ben Pershing , April 3, 2008
Housing Bill Still Has a Ways to Go, Ben Pershing , April 2, 2008
Congress Will Battle Over Iraq, Economy, Ben Pershing , March 31, 2008
Economy Tops Congressional To-Do List, Ben Pershing , March 18, 2008
Final Week Yields Plenty of Campaign Fodder, Ben Pershing , March 17, 2008
House Holds Rare 'Closed Session', Ben Pershing , March 13, 2008
On FISA, No Endgame in Sight, Ben Pershing , March 13, 2008
FISA, Budget Headline Busy Week, Ben Pershing , March 11, 2008
FISA Fight Focuses on Trial Lawyers, Ben Pershing , February 20, 2008
The Other FISA Debate, Ben Pershing , February 17, 2008
No Plan B in the House for Surveillance Bill?, Ben Pershing , February 13, 2008
Democrats Mulling Strategic Shift on Iraq, Ben Pershing , February 1, 2008
House Democrats Trim Agenda, Ben Pershing , February 1, 2008
Economy Takes Center Stage at Democratic Retreat, Ben Pershing , January 31, 2008
Despite Obstacles, Stimulus Will Get Done, Ben Pershing , January 30, 2008
Bush Hits on Stimulus, Earmark Reform, Ben Pershing , January 28, 2008
SOTU Expectations Low on the Hill, Ben Pershing , January 28, 2008
Bush Presses for Action on Stimulus, Surveillance, Ben Pershing , January 25, 2008
Events Move Forward as GOP 'Retreats', Ben Pershing , January 24, 2008
Getaway Day for the GOP, Ben Pershing , January 24, 2008
Will Stimulus Train Leave Conservatives Behind?, Ben Pershing , January 22, 2008
Congress on the Clock for Stimulus, Ben Pershing , January 22, 2008
Reid (Briefly) Off-Key on Stimulus, Ben Pershing , January 18, 2008
The Year Ahead: Can Democrats Govern?, Ben Pershing , January 17, 2008
Congress Ready to Stimulate, Ben Pershing , January 11, 2008
McCain's Back, But Immigration Reform Isn't, Ben Pershing , January 9, 2008
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company