Also on Today's Show: The winter storm system that shut down much of South and mid-Atlantic yesterday is now taking its toll on the Northeast. The challenge from this storm has come in form of ice...After three years of brinkmanship, confrontation and threatened defaults, both the House and the Senate have agreed to raise the debt ceiling without conditions until March of 2015.
The Obama Administration has decided that the U.S. must take military action in Syria, though not before seeking congressional approval. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the next steps for the U.S. Congress and the vote on U.S. military options in Syria are Congressmen Frank Pallone, Gregory Meeks, and Tom Cole. Lara Setrakian, journalist and founder of Syria Deeply, joins the program to discuss the implications of action in Syria and the humanitarian crisis on the ground there. David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for our partner The New York Times, fills us in on what to expect around the capital.
When it comes to bad weather, Oklahoma is all too familiar with disaster. Last week's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma was the 74th presidential disaster declared in the state in the past 60 years. The state is No. 1 in tornado disasters and No. 3 for flooding. Congressman Tom Cole discusses the state’s tornado recovery effort—and where relief funding should come from.
After months of stalling on Capitol Hill the House has passed the Violence Against Women Act. President Obama has said he will sign it. Tom Cole is a Republican Congressman and a member of the Chickasaw Nation. He voted in favor of the Senate version of the bill.