Senate Democrats seeking re-election next year aired complaints about the troubled roll-out of the health-care law during a meeting today with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House.
Senate talks aimed at ending the government shutdown and preventing a default are on hold and haven’t broken down while the House considers its competing plan, said the chamber’s top leaders in the U.S. Senate.
The House will vote as soon as tonight on a bill that would prevent U.S. borrowing authority from lapsing Oct. 17 and end a 15-day government shutdown, following through on a maneuver that put Senate talks on hold.
Democrat Chris Coons won election to the U.S. Senate from Delaware, defeating Republican Christine O’Donnell in a race that may keep Republicans from claiming control of the chamber, according to a projection by the Associated Press.
For more than 60 years, the Tennessee Gas Pipeline has linked natural-gas wells in Texas to customers in the north. Until last year, it paid federal corporate income taxes on its earnings, setting aside $107 million in 2011 alone.