21 hrs ago
Fed Reform Gains Traction in Congress
With the Federal Reserve in its centennial year, Fed chair nominee Janet Yellen facing a confirmation vote in the Senate, and questions circling around about when the central bank will scale back its bond purchases, many policy experts and lawmakers are keen on introducing some changes to the institution.
The Wall Street Journal
Another Year-End Fight: Emergency Jobless Benefits
To the list of bitter year-end fights in Congress, add an emergency jobless-benefits program that is set to expire three days after Christmas.
Permanent 'doc fix' slipping again
Lawmakers have all but given up on efforts to permanently replace the Medicare physician payment formula this year and have refocused their effort on getting it done in 2014.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Young, uninsured adults vital to Obamacare are not keen on enrolling: New Harvard poll
A new survey says less than a third of uninsured adults younger than 30 - a demographic vital to making Obamcare work - say they are likely to enroll in private health insurance through a marketplace tied to President Obama's law.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Government says it fixed bug slowing insurance sign-up
A software bug that caused 80% of the problems with information forms insurers received from the HealthCare.gov website has been fixed, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Monday.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Tax writers debate what breaks should be saved
Senior congressional tax writers are beginning to draw their own lines for tax reform now that legislation is taking shape on Capitol Hill.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
As the Dow Closes Above 16,000, Wall Street Celebrates while the Middle Class Struggles
November 21, 2013 Contact: Al Felzenberg : JEC Office Desk Work Cellular: As the Dow Closes Above 16,000, Wall Street Celebrates while the Middle Class Struggles JEC Chairman says "The Obama recovery has left the middle class behind."
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Republican House leaders to look into report on faked jobs data
The Republican leader of a U.S. House of Representatives investigative committee asked the Census Bureau on Tuesday for more information related to a media report that the monthly unemployment rate was manipulated ahead of the 2012 presidential election.
Wall Street Journal
Investigation Planned Into Jobs Data Collection, but Systemic Manipulation Unlikely
A House subcommittee is planning to investigate whether the Census Bureau fabricated data used for the government's closely watched monthly unemployment report.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
100 Years Later, Was the Federal Reserve a Good Idea?
With the Fed in its centennial year, Janet Yellen facing confirmation hearings in the Senate, and questions swirling over whether the Fed will enact "tapering," many monetary scholars are asking: Was the Fed a good idea? Not since the Great Inflation of the early 1980s has the Fed been so controversial.
Republican Camp Raises Prospect of Missing Tax-Plan Date
The chairman of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee said he may not meet his self-imposed deadline of pushing the biggest tax-code changes in 27 years through his committee this year.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Obama's endless delusion continues as Obamacare administrator claims website is 'working'
The primary strategy being employed by the Obama administration in a bid to cover up the disastrous roll-out of the worst website ever is to claim that you're not really seeing what you're seeing.
The Huffington Post
Republicans Feign Concern about Health of ACA
It happened quite suddenly. The moment can be precisely pinpointed. It occurred early in the day of Oct. 1 when the media declared the launch of the Affordable Care Act website a fiasco.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
The Daily Caller
GOP congressman: Shutdown didn't hurt job creation
Texas Republican Rep. Kevin Brady said on Friday that the government shutdown did not hamper job creation in the U.S. "The government shutdown did not hamper private-sector job creation.