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Capitol Briefing Archive: Purse Strings

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)
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Senate clears $447B omnibus measure

Senate approves massive spending package over Republican objections and warnings about the political consequences for Democrats in 2010.

By Ben Pershing  |  December 13, 2009; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
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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)
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House approves massive spending bill, D.C. budget

The House will vote Thursday on a half-dozen spending bills grouped into one massive package, as the chamber races to complete its remaining work before adjourning for the year.

By Ben Pershing  |  December 10, 2009; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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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)
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Pelosi rejects tax proposal to pay for Afghan war

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) scuttled the proposed "war tax" to finance the increased troop deployment to Afghanistan, telling reporters Thursday that she would oppose the idea from her closest allies in the Capitol.

By Paul Kane  |  December 3, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Democratic Split on Afghanistan Deepens, Ben Pershing , October 14, 2009
Government Won't Shut Down at Midnight, Ben Pershing , September 30, 2009
House Votes to Fund Government Through October, Ben Pershing , September 25, 2009
DeMint Calls for an End to Murtha Airport Waste, Carol D. Leonnig , September 16, 2009
Obama Threatens Veto Over New Helicopters, Ben Pershing , July 28, 2009
House Passes Obama-Backed Budget Rules, Ben Pershing , July 22, 2009
Obama vs. Earmarks, Part II, Ben Pershing , April 10, 2009
GOP Split Over Budget Alternative, Ben Pershing , March 25, 2009
A Difficult Stimulus Conference Ahead, Ben Pershing , February 10, 2009
Byrd Surrenders Senate Approps Gavel, Ben Pershing , November 7, 2008
Will Iraq Bill Be Signed by July 4th?, Ben Pershing , June 12, 2008
Be a 'Budget Hero', Ben Pershing , June 4, 2008
Iraq Money Faces More Delays in the House, Ben Pershing , May 8, 2008
Byrd Watching, Ben Pershing , April 17, 2008
The Costs of War, Ben Pershing , April 16, 2008
Tax Day on the Hill, Ben Pershing , April 15, 2008
Two Faces of Earmarks, Ben Pershing , April 7, 2008
FISA, Budget Headline Busy Week, Ben Pershing , March 11, 2008
GOP's Earmarks Crusade Has its Limits, Ben Pershing , February 15, 2008
Waxman Swears Off Earmarks, Ben Pershing , February 13, 2008
As the Earmarks Turn, Ben Pershing , February 7, 2008
Budget Day on Capitol Hill, Ben Pershing , February 4, 2008
Despite Obstacles, Stimulus Will Get Done, Ben Pershing , January 30, 2008
Do Democrats Have a Plan on Earmarks?, Ben Pershing , January 29, 2008
SOTU Expectations Low on the Hill, Ben Pershing , January 28, 2008
Pots, Kettles and Earmarks, Ben Pershing , January 28, 2008
House GOP Backs Away From Real Earmark Moratorium, Ben Pershing , January 26, 2008
Events Move Forward as GOP 'Retreats', 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
Despite Blog Support, Flake Bid a Long-shot, Ben Pershing , January 21, 2008
Congress Ready to Stimulate, Ben Pershing , January 11, 2008
McCain Absent for Vote on Woodstock Earmark, Paul Kane , October 26, 2007
Local Officials Again Reject Alaskans' Earmarks, Paul Kane , September 28, 2007
Emanuel's Earmark Curve Ball, Paul Kane , June 18, 2007
Iraq Supplemental Debate: The Final Act, Paul Kane , April 5, 2007
Byrd to Take Center Stage in Iraq Debate, Paul Kane , February 24, 2007
The Budget Dance Begins, Paul Kane , February 5, 2007
 
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