"Senator, thank you for your concern, but this is a solution in search of a problem."
Himes says trade would help his export-driven district in Connecticut.
The senator says it would be a "disaster" to raise the retirement age.
Key Democrats have unanimously agreed to set a modest tweaks to the Dodd-Frank financial reform law...
A spending bill maintains the current prohibition on transferring Gitmo detainees to the U.S.
Obama last year signed an executive order requiring multi-factor authentication.
At least nine Swiss banks have agreed to pay fines under a Justice program.
The 2016 contender wants to keep dollars out of "the hands of the Cuban military."
Airports are pushing Congress to nearly double a $4.50 cap on facility fees.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is seeking to ease restrictions on federal road funds.
Obama made the comment in a phone call with Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.).
It passed easily on a voice vote.
The state is the latest to look to increase its own transportation funding.
"I don't think we're quite there yet," the Speaker said.
Speier "can't say" Obama has deep reservoir of good will with Democrats.
The move raises the stakes for the president's signature trade deal.
A spending bill provision blocks exports to members of the Cuban military and their families.
The measure seeks new limits on how the Federal Reserve can react during a financial crisis.
The bank will expire at the end of June absent congressional action.
Financial firms handling bitcoins and other digital currencies will need to a "BitLicense."
Companies added 201,000 jobs last month, according to ADP.
Money certainly seems to buy access, but exactly how much influence is not altogether clear.
Obama has taken criticism for lack of transparency on his trade agenda.
The president will tape a series of local TV interviews aimed at members on the fence.