Air-traffic controller furloughs were suspended yesterday as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration acted on legislation designed to work around across-the-board spending cuts that kicked in last month.
Congress passed legislation to end days of flight delays stemming from air-traffic controller furloughs, letting the Federal Aviation Administration work around across-the-board spending cuts that kicked in last month.
The U.S. House passed legislation to end air-traffic controller furloughs, joining the Senate in letting the Federal Aviation Administration work around across- the-board budget cuts to end days of flight delays.
Top U.S. lawmakers in both parties are questioning the Obama administration’s decision to furlough air-traffic controllers to comply with automatic budget cuts, with some calling for congressional action to stem the resulting wave of flight delays.
As Senate negotiators prepare to unveil their proposal to rewrite U.S. immigration laws, members of a House group are considering a path to citizenship of at least 15 years for many undocumented immigrants now in the U.S.
Sugar Land, Texas, plans to pump $50 million into new parks around the city of 85,000, just the kind of project President Barack Obama wants to revitalize the U.S. economy by spurring investment in aging infrastructure.
President Barack Obama’s proposal to change the formula for calculating cost-of-living increases for Social Security is a “positive step forward,” House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp said.
U.S. House Republican Leader Eric Cantor said curbing the tax exemption given to the $3.7 trillion municipal-bond market may undermine the ability of state and local governments to finance public-works projects.
Representative Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, said during an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s recent bid to remake the Republican Party is little more than public relations while expressing a willingness to consider one Republican proposal to restructure Medicare.