Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s vote yesterday to clear the way for Congress to lift the federal debt ceiling made the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s task of helping him win re-election a lot harder.
For-profit colleges, bruised by years of investigations and rule-making, may face additional financial pressure from a new wave of state probes by attorneys general and the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Jennifer Cavallaro’s Twitter feed usually deals with matters like the free-range egg salad she serves at her Beehive Café in Bristol, Rhode Island. On May 17, 2010, she blasted a different message to her followers.
U.S. Senator Richard Durbin , the deputy majority leader, said he would “do my best” to fight Republican efforts to cut funding for regulatory agencies including the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois, the Senate’s second-ranking Democrat, said a vote by Congress to increase the nation’s legal borrowing limit is contingent on approval of a longer-term budget plan to reduce the debt.