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  • Senate Bill Would Repeal Fossil Fuel Phaseout for Buildings

    Bloomberg BNA – Senate energy efficiency legislation likely to be reintroduced the week of Feb. 24 will include a measure that would block a requirement that federal buildings phase out fossil fuel use, among other Republican-backed amendments, according to industry groups and others monitoring the bill.

  • Wyden Says Tax-Break Extension Goal of Senate Panel (Transcript)

    Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that one his priorities as the new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee will be renew about 50 U.S. tax credits and deductions that expired as last year ended.

  • Isakson Predicts Fiscal Cliff Deal After U.S. Election

    Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson said Congress will avert an end-of-the-year fiscal collision of automatic spending cuts and tax increases that could trigger a recession in 2013.

  • Isakson Might Support Summers While Questioning His Independence

    Republican Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia said he might support Lawrence Summers to head the Federal Reserve even as he raised questions about the former Obama administration official’s political independence.

  • Obama to Sign First Budget by Divided Congress Since 1986

    President Barack Obama is poised to sign into law the first bipartisan budget produced by a divided Congress in 27 years, abating the fiscal discord that spurred a government shutdown in October.

  • Budget Deal Easing $63 Billion in Cuts Advances in Senate

    The U.S. Senate cleared and sent to President Barack Obama the first bipartisan budget produced by a divided Congress in 27 years, resolving for now spending issues that had helped spur a government shutdown in October.

  • Senator Isakson Trusts Obama on Full IRS Investigation (Audio)

    Johnny Isakson, Republican Senator from Georgia and a member of the Senate Finance Committee which held a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups, says he trusts the President to put his weight behind a full investigation of what happened at the IRS. Isakson speaks with Bloomberg's Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio's "The Hays Advantage."

  • Ethics Panel Reviewing Menendez Allegations, Isakson Says

    The top Republican on the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee said the panel is reviewing allegations that New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat, received improper gifts from a Florida doctor whose office was raided by the FBI this week.

  • Deal-Closer Biden Nurtures Republican Ties at Breakfast

    One day last month, Republican Senator Johnny Isakson got an accidental phone call from Vice President Joe Biden.

  • Budget Deal Lauded by Lawmakers Belies U.S. Fiscal Rigors

    Members of Congress are congratulating themselves on a budget accord set to win final passage this week. Business leaders aren’t celebrating, saying the deal leaves too much unfinished business.

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