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White House Stays Course on Homeownership Push

Officials at the White House and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are close to tapping Edward Golding, a senior adviser at HUD, to lead the Federal Housing Administration. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and George Miller listen before the signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

U.S. House okays bipartisan bill to fix Medicare doctor payments

By Susan Cornwell and Caroline Humer WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate. The measure drafted and driven forward by Republican House Speaker John Boehner […]

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Senate up next after House passes bold conservative budget

Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward Senate approval on Thursday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to erase deficits through trillions in spending cuts and repeal of the nation’s health care law. Full News here – FOX News

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Biden Refuses to Rule Out White House Bid

MSNBC: “Interviews with more than a dozen people close to the vice president paint a picture of a politician torn between a decades-long aspiration for the presidency, a deep commitment his family and a recognition of a political reality tilted against him. For reasons both bigger and smaller than Hillary Clinton, Biden will not achieve […]

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House Passes Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ Bill

The House passed a measure to permanently replace a formula for reimbursing doctors who treat Medicare patients, in a rare moment of bipartisan agreement that is expected to push the legislation easily through the Senate. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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House Republican budget crosses finish line, barely

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Overcoming internal divisions on defense spending, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday narrowly approved a non-binding federal budget plan calling for $ 5.5 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years. The vote meant that House Speaker John Boehner avoided what could have been another embarrassing […]

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House Passes $3.8 Trillion Fiscal 2016 GOP Budget

The House narrowly passed a budget for fiscal year 2016 on Wednesday, notching a victory for the chamber’s embattled Republican leaders. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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GOP-controlled House approves balanced budget plan

The Republican-controlled House has approved a budget blueprint that projects balance by the end of the decade and includes trillions of dollars in savings from benefit programs. Full News here – FOX News

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If House Doc Fix Adds $141 Billion to Deficit, Can Medicare Survive ‘Reform’?

Chris Jacobs: If the price of reforming Medicare is raising the deficit by $ 141 billion, how much more “reform” can Medicare withstand? Full News here – Washington Wire

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen before U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address in front of the U.S. Congress in Washington

U.S. House Republicans face test of unity in budget votes

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a test of party unity, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday are set to vote on the federal budget, using an unusual format meant to overcome lingering internal disagreements over defense spending. Known as a "Queen of the Hill" vote, the process will let lawmakers […]

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