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House Republicans get behind budget agreement
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, joined by House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., takes reporters' questions, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, as House Republicans signaled support for a budget deal worked out yesterday between Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chair Rep. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
The Miami Herald
Senate's top Budget Republican will oppose bipartisan deal
Sen. Jeff Sessions, the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, said Wednesday he will oppose the bipartisan budget deal.
Washington lawmakers ramp up the pressure to keep Boeing in the state
In a Dec. 9 letter to Boeing leadership, the bipartisan delegation that includes Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and 10 Representatives touts the state's history with Boeing and its plans for the future.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Congressional negotiators reach budget deal, but House conservatives could scuttle it
'Compromise has been a dirty word': Congressional negotiators reach two-year budget deal, but House conservatives could still scuttle it over $1 TRILLION price tag Obama wants the compromise to succeed, calling it a 'balanced' approach, a code word usually referring to new sources of government revenue The last time a divided U.S. Congress passed a ... (more)
Bipartisan negotiators reach modest budget pact
OCTOBER 17: Members of the bipartisan budget conference Sen. Jeff Sessions , Rep. Paul Ryan , Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Chris Van Hollen discuss their initial meeting at the U.S. Capitol October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Conservative Groups Try to Kill Emerging Budget Agreement
An array of powerful outside conservative groups have united to tank the emerging budget deal being negotiated by party leaders.
The Montgomery Advertiser
Alabama's Congressional members comparing health insurance plans
Many of Alabama's members of Congress are enrolling in private health insurance plans purchased through online marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, according to a survey of their offices.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Michelle Gillett The other side of 3-D printing
'Generations Day" at my grandchildren's school in Berkeley is one of my favorite days of the year.
Huntsville is 'rightly on Boeing's short list of destinations,' according to Sen. Jeff...
Boeing couldn't find a better home for its 777X plant than North Alabama, Alabama lawmaker Jeff Sessions said Monday afternoon, offering praise to state officials for their work on the proposal to land the mega-facility.
What's next in the debt ceiling debate?
In January, will the federal government be shuttered again? At first thought, it seems inconceivable that Congress would want to go through another protracted fight like the one that shut things down for 16 days in October.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
House-Senate budget committee reportedly close to deal, cuts would offset sequestration impact
The bipartisan House-Senate budget committee is close to a deal that would set federal spending for two years and do away with at least some sequestration cuts, according to sources close to the negotiations.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Bennington Banner
Plastic guns remain invisible, lethal, legal
For the cost of an Internet connection and some relatively cheap materials, anyone with access to a high-end 3-D printer can make a lethal handgun that can be slipped past security checkpoints -- into schools, sporting events and government offices.
National Review Online
Sessions: Obama's Concern for Income Inquality Not Compatable with Support for Amnesty
Senator Jeff Sessions said the president's speech on income inequality today was "shocking" in light of his support for a comprehensive immigration-reform plan that would almost certainly make the problem worse.
Tone deaf: Obama stakes his future on closing rich/poor economic gap, ...
In a wide-ranging economic stump speech Wednesday, President Obama focused laser-like on the growing gap between America's rich and poor, despite polling that shows hardly anyone believes it's the most pressing issue facing the U.S. The issue-pivot was an effort to help him move away from the drumbeat of criticism of his policies on health ... (more)
Meet the GOP's 2014 Bogeyman
The Obamacare debacle has gifted Republicans with a fighting chance to retake the U.S. Senate, and who better to cast as the evil spirit that haunts Congress's upper chamber than Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Undetectable Gun Ban Renewal Passes House, But Dems Want Metal-Part 'Loophole' Closed
The House quietly passed a 10-year extension of the current law banning undetectable guns on a voice vote with just a handful of lawmakers on the floor today.
The Montgomery Advertiser
Senator Sessions not optimistic about broad budget agreement
FORT DEPOSIT -- U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, a negotiator in ongoing federal budget talks, is not optimistic that congressional lawmakers will reach a budget deal to address major issues such as entitlement programs.
The Daily Caller
Report: Emerging budget deal would blow through sequester savings
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Chris Van Hollen talk to reporters as they emerge from an informal meeting of Congressional budget conferees to set a path for their negotiations on the federal budget, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Oct. 17, 2013.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
St. Petersburg Times
Ruth: Undetectable guns and unbelievable senators
In the real world, that is to say outside the Washington Beltway, it would seem a no-brainer-squared exercise in common sense to extend a 25-year federal ban on producing guns that can go undetected through a metal detector.
No grand bargain this time
The budgeteers: Sen. Jeff Sessions , Rep.Paul Ryan , Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Chris Van Hollen Good news from budget negotiating land.