Leaders decided to debate and vote on the 30-day extension of the farm bill today as a suspension bill.
On The Money
Even with the budget deal, a giant omnibus spending bill must be passed by Jan. 15.
Molly K. Hooper 12/12/13 03:17 PM EST
Congress will still have to pass an appropriations bill in January, Rep. Tim Huelskamp said.
Republicans rejected a move by Democrats to add unemployment benefits to the bill.
Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay more than $131 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charges that it lied about details of some of its structured financial products.
Justin Sink 12/12/13 01:57 PM EST
Congress signaled it would not address the unemployment insurance issue before its recess.
Liberals are angry the budget deal doesn't extend unemployment benefits.
The ex-senator is stepping aside as chief of SIFMA, a job he had taken in May.
House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich) has kept tax reform details close to the vest, but now says that hiking the capital gains and dividends rate won't be part of his plan.
Russell Berman 12/12/13 12:23 PM EST
Boehner repeatedly denounced the groups that dogged his Speakership.