Speaker John Boehner
The plan originally hatched by Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and Utah Senator Mike Lee to either shutdown the government or default on the debt limit if the Affordable Care Act isn’t defunded is fracturing the Republican Party ahead of key fiscal deadlines.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s original plan to force a government shutdown to stop the Affordable Care Act is fizzling; but another, more dangerous tactic is starting to take shape amongst Republican leaders in the House of Representatives.
South Florida Congressman Joe Garcia took aim at Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) Tuesday after the Iowan said most undocumented immigrants were smuggling drugs into the country.
Immigration reform has been one of the hot-button topics for politicians in the last few years. As the Senate passed its version of immigration reform last week, all attention now turns to the House of Representatives and the rift developing in the Republican Party.
The Democratic-controlled United States Senate overwhelmingly passed an immigration reform bill Thursday that could impact more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. But, the massive reform may never get to President Barack Obama’s desk.
Sequestration day has arrived in Washington, D.C. and by 11:59 Friday night, the White House will be forced to order across-the-board, indiscriminate budget cuts in European-style austerity that could plunge the United States back into recession.
While much of the focus with the ongoing austerity crisis on Capitol Hill has been overall tax rates, both President Barack Obama and Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner have agreed on one tax principle: ending the payroll tax holiday.
President Barack Obama cut his vacation short Wednesday and returned to Washington to continue negotiations on the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff. But, even with that move, a growing number of Americans believe no deal will be reached and the blame is falling on the GOP.
For the 31st in 18 months, U.S. House Republicans will hold another symbolic vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Millions of students like the University of Miami’s Joseph LeDonne could graduate with even more debt if Congress allows the interest rate on federal student loans to double on July 1st.