Two of the nation’s largest environmental groups are combining forces to raise $5 million for the 2014 election to blunt better-financed efforts by industry groups fighting tougher climate-change laws.
A deal between business and labor leaders on allocating visas to low-skilled foreign workers improves the chances that the Senate will pass an immigration bill, said three members of the bipartisan group of senators who are negotiating an agreement.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s advertising is outpacing both political parties in close Senate races, adding volume to attack ads -- some of which have been questioned by fact-checkers -- being aired against Democrats.
Some U.S. workers who don’t get overtime compensation under what’s known as the “white-collar exemption” would be able to collect extra pay under revised regulations President Barack Obama plans to order tomorrow, according to a White House economist.
White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley dismissed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s backing of a House Republican plan to raise the debt limit in two stages as a “political statement” by the nation’s biggest business lobby.