ST. PAUL (Reuters) - President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday a four-year, $302 billion plan to repair the country's crumbling roads and bridges, but the proposal, which relies on tax reform for funding, is not expected to gain traction on Capitol Hill.
ST. PAUL - Rep. Kurt Zellers will not seek re-election to his state House post, he said on Monday, but continues devoting his time to his governor campaign. Minnesota candidates cannot run for two offices at once, so he could not seek re-election as long as he was running for governor. The Republican who grew up near Devils Lake, N.D., was speaker of the House in 2011 and 2012.
On Saturday in a special court of honor ceremony Tyler Jensen, 18, received his Eagle Scout Award from Troop 45 sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Brainerd.
Many of the president's most ardent supporters are beginning to choke on the realities they are receiving in the form of a bill. Obama supporter Tom Waschura of Portola Valley, Calif.
...guarantee our children a future where everyone has the opportunity to find work and pursue their piece of the American dream. That would be the grandest bargain of all.The writer, a Republican representative from Ohio, is speaker of the House.
Nancy Pelosi, then Speaker of the House of Representatives, which was controlled by the Democrats, said, "we have to pass the bill (the Affordable Care Act) so we know what's in it." It was passed and signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Our president informed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2012 that if he, Bashar, crossed a red line (using weapons of mass destruction) in the civil war in that Middle East nation it would have severe consequences.
...and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, found ways to work together. A president (Ronald Reagan) and a speaker of the House (Tip O'Neill) collaborated to enact major tax reform. Senators with diametrically opposing views - Utah's...
Minnesota's U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are lined up to fight a proposed tax for medical devices. Over 10 years, a tax on medical devices could generate $28 billion to help pay for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
Poker faces have invaded Capitol Hill as the White House and Congress try to get the other to make a misstep in the ongoing negotiations to avoid going over the fiscal cliff on Dec. 31 at midnight. Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner has offered a plan to cut deficits by $2.2 trillion over a 10 year period, his counter to the president's $2 trillion cut in our nation's deficit. Both the president and the Republicans have now played their first hand. (By the way there are only 26 days remaining in this last cliff avoidance strategy.)
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