For the second time in two weeks, U.S. Senate Republicans blocked one of President Barack Obama’s nominees for a federal appeals court considered the nation’s second-highest because of its influence over government regulations.
An aspect of U.S. tax law is being criticized by some lawmakers and consumer groups concerned that it may be worth billions of dollars for JPMorgan Chase & Co in negotiations with the Department of Justice.
Democrats and Republicans clashed over reducing the U.S. debt by raising revenue as the first meeting of a bipartisan budget panel today revived the same disputes that have scuttled previous congressional efforts.
Federal and state governments recovered $18.3 billion between 2008 and 2012 from lawsuits and criminal cases claiming health-care companies overbilled, according to an advocacy group that encourages whistle-blowers.
House Republicans are having trouble deciding whether it’s a good idea to sacrifice their staffs’ health-care benefits at the altar of opposing Obamacare. In their defense, deciding between whether to abandon a baldly political argument or alienate your own employees is no easy choice.
A Republican senator is reviving an old fight over using private companies to help collect tax debts, an issue that may threaten President Barack Obama’s nomination of John Koskinen as IRS commissioner.