U.S. budget negotiators are near a deal in which Democrats would accept fresh revenue from user fees and Republicans would agree to more federal spending, steps that could avoid another government shutdown next year.
President Barack Obama’s one-year reprieve for Americans losing health insurance achieved at least one political aim: to slow a Democratic rush toward a bill to curtail Obamacare coming to a vote today in the House.
President Barack Obama’s one-year reprieve for Americans losing insurance and rare display of contrition were meant to quell the political crisis engulfing Democrats over the botched roll-out of his health-care law.
Republican lawmakers criticized potential security flaws in the U.S. health exchanges as Obama administration officials said they have made protecting customer privacy a top priority in their efforts to fix the website.
The top Democrat on the U.S. House Oversight Committee has launched a probe into what he says are steep mark-ups of life-saving drugs by companies that buy them on a secondary market and resell them to hospitals.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke should testify before a U.S. House of Representatives committee on the central bank’s loans to Wall Street firms during the 2008 financial crisis, Representative Elijah Cummings said.
An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Cincinnati has told lawmakers that the White House wasn’t involved in the agency’s scrutiny of small-government groups, said Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland.
Representative Elijah Cummings, senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, asked chairman Darrell Issa to interview two former National Labor Relations Board members who allegedly obtained nonpublic information from Terence Flynn before he was appointed to the board.
Companies that buy up critical drugs in short supply and resell them to hospitals and pharmacies at a markup of as much as 80 times their price are under investigation by a U.S. lawmaker challenging the practice.