House Republicans will try again to undermine ObamaCare's individual mandate, just weeks before most Americans will be required by law to have health insurance.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) used the release of the February jobs report to call on Republicans to support an unemployment insurance extension.
“To help Americans looking for work, we should provide the lifeline of unemployment insurance to those who have lost their job through no fault of their own,” Reid said Friday. “This is simple common sense, and I hope my Republican colleagues will agree.”
Several members of President Obama's Cabinet will testify before the House next week, to defend Obama's 2015 budget request.
Obama administration officials will visit Capitol Hill next week to discuss budget issues with senators.
On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — which he used to chair. He will talk about the administration’s national security and foreign policy priorities that were outlined in President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal.
The Senate passed a bill Thursday that would allow some donations made in 2014 to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines deductable on 2013 taxes.
Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) introduced the Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, which would allow cash contributions made between Jan. 1, 2014, and April 15, 2014 to be deducted from 2013 taxes.
Three dozen House Republicans on Thursday proposed a bill that would create a special inspector general to monitor the implementation of ObamaCare.
Republicans accuse the president of playing loose with enacted legislation.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) is planning an all-night session in the Senate Monday to discuss climate change, according to his staff.
House Republicans are cooking up a bill they hope will be a tough vote for Democrats.
The Senate confirmed four executive branch nominees Thursday by voice vote.
Republicans didn’t insist on cloture votes before confirming the nominations, as they have with most since Democrats unilaterally changed the Senate filibuster rules on most nominees using the “nuclear option” late last year.