Vice President Joe Biden defended the Obama administration’s pursuit of a Pacific trade pact at a meeting with House Democrats, while acknowledging that the deal represented an election-year challenge, according to a White House official.
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.
President Barack Obama’s top aide called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to complain hours after Reid publicly opposed Obama’s push for Congress to speed approval of trade deals, two Senate Democratic aides said.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went to a hospital today after feeling ill, his spokesman said. Tests showed that “everything is normal” though he will remain in the hospital for observation, the spokesman said.
Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that he expects Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen to win U.S. Senate confirmation to succeed Ben S. Bernanke as the central bank’s chairman.
U.S. Senate Democrats won’t include carbon dioxide limits for power plants or a renewable electricity mandate in energy legislation to be taken up as early as next week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.
President Barack Obama urged Nevadans to re-elect Harry Reid , saying he needs the Senate majority leader to continue work on the policies that brought the U.S. economy out of the worst recession since the Great Depression.