A Senate panel approved the nomination of Thomas Perez to be labor secretary, advancing President Barack Obama’s pick to succeed Hilda Solis as the nation’s top labor-law enforcer to the full U.S. Senate where Republican opposition is building.
The U.S. health secretary’s effort to raise money to promote the Affordable Care Act is drawing the attention of Republican lawmakers who want to know whether she solicited companies regulated by her agency.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said he “probably” won’t support legislation to let states require out-of-state Internet retailers to collect sales taxes, saying it would be too cumbersome to implement.
Thomas Perez, nominated by President Barack Obama to be U.S. Labor secretary, clashed with Senate Republicans at his confirmation hearing over decisions he made as the Justice Department’s top civil rights lawyer.
Compounding pharmacies would have to register with the Food and Drug Administration and list the products they’ve made under legislation being considered by U.S. senators in response to last year’s meningitis outbreak.
Republicans on the Senate committee weighing the nomination of Thomas Perez to be U.S. Labor Secretary are seeking to postpone a panel vote this week that would advance his selection to the full Senate.
It seems like an idea all Republicans would love: the U.S. sells the largest federally owned power company, paying down debt and ending a project begun at the height of the New Deal’s government expansion.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he is “looking at” scheduling a bill that would let states collect taxes on out-of-state sellers as the next issue on lawmakers’ agenda after pending gun legislation.
President Barack Obama is considering the sale of all or part of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the largest publicly owned U.S. power company, in a deal that may raise as much as $35 billion as the administration seeks to reduce the national debt.