Automatic cuts set to take effect today will pinch U.S. government functions as the country enters a more austere era that could push discretionary spending as a share of the economy to its lowest level in at least 50 years.
June 28 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, talks about the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the core of President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul. He speaks with Peter Cook on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg)
Democratic lawmakers paid respects to a slain black Florida teenager as a senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus offered his “heartfelt condolences” to his parents for “the shock, the tragedy” of their loss.
Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer said her panel will announce two February hearings tied to the chemical spill that left 300,000 people in West Virginia unable to drink their water.