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  • House Adopts Republican Ryan’s Budget to Cut Spending

    The U.S. House adopted a budget plan providing a contrast between Democrats and Republicans for the November election that will decide control of Congress.

  • Obamacare Can Be Repealed Even With Enrollment, Ryan Says

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said Congress and a new president could still repeal President Barack Obama’s health-care law after 2016, rejecting Democratic arguments that the measure is irreversible.

  • Van Hollen Says Debt Limit Tests Bipartisanship (Transcript)

    Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that it’s a “good sign” Speaker John Boehner “stood up to the Tea Party crowd” in backing a budget agreement, and the next test of congressional bipartisanship will be whether Republicans use the debt ceiling next year as a political weapon.

  • Van Hollen Open to Medicare Cuts in a Tax Deal (Transcript)

    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.

  • Van Hollen Wants to End Hedge-Fund Tax Break (Transcript)

    Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that Congress should eliminate a tax break for private-equity and hedge- fund executives to pay for extending a payroll tax cut for workers.

  • Van Hollen Calls for ‘Balance’ in Deficit-Cut Plan (Transcript)

    Chris Van Hollen, the top U.S. House Democrat on budget issues, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that any deficit-cutting deal must be “balanced” to include higher tax revenue as well as spending reductions.

  • Representative Van Hollen Would Consider Extending Tax Cuts (Transcript)

    Representative Chris Van Hollen said in an interview for Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that he would consider a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for wealthier Americans if Republicans were willing to make the reductions permanent for “middle class” taxpayers.

  • Congressman Van Hollen Says Republicans Face Budget-Cut Fight (Transcript)

    Representative Chris Van Hollen , a Maryland Democrat who becomes the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee in January, said in an interview on “Political Capital with Al Hunt ” airing this weekend on Bloomberg Television that his party will Republican budget-cutting plans if programs such as education and health research are targeted.

  • Reid Says Budget Nod Necessary to Avoid Party ’Suicide’

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicts the Senate next week will confirm Janet Yellen as chairman of the Federal Reserve and will clear a budget agreement unless Republicans intend to commit “political suicide.”

  • Commuters Pinched on Tax Break as Congress Deadlock Lasts

    For a little while anyway, Americans are feeling the effects of a deadlocked Congress.

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