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Sandy Aid Bill Moves with Uncertainty to the House

Friday, December 28, 2012

With the Senate passing the $60 billion Sandy aid package by a vote of 61-33 on Friday, attention is now turned to the U.S. House of Representatives and the uncertainty brought on by the fiscal cliff deliberations dominating the Capitol.

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Sandy Aid Bill Could be Victim of Fiscal Cliff Fixation

Monday, December 24, 2012

WNYC

The US Senate is scheduled to return Wednesday after the Christmas break to vote on the $60 billion Sandy aid package by Friday. But the bill’s passage in the Senate is only one the first step, with time running out.

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The Takeaway

Law Firm Won't Defend the Defense of Marriage Act

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Republicans and Democrats have been fighting over the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law denying federal benefits to same sex partners. The House had hired the law firm, King & Spalding, to defend the law in court as DOMA faces constitutional challenges from gay rights group. However, the firm has dropped the House as a client, saying they won't argue the case. The firm didn't offer a concrete reason for its move; however, Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains that gay rights groups, including the Human Rights Campaign were getting ready to launch a major campaign against the firm.

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The Takeaway

GOP Takes House Majority

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Rep. Nancy Pelosi has passed the House Speaker's gavel to Ohio's Rep. John Boehner, who was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives yesterday. Boehner emphasized more openness and more room for debate with Democrats in his speech. Pelosi, on the other hand, embraced her new role as minority leader and took some swings at Republicans, which she couldn't do as Speaker.

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The Takeaway

Politics, Policy and The Tea Party: The Top 5 Things to Look For in the New Congress

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Lawmakers get back to work as the 112th Congress begins today. Republicans take the majority in the House of Representatives and Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), gets sworn in as its new Speaker of the House. At the same time, there is a move in the Senate to change the filibuster rule. The first day of Congress is the only day that lawmakers can change the rules with only 51 votes and some Democrats hope to use this to their advantage. The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, looks at the new Congress and the top five things to watch out for in 2011.

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Congress: Going Forward, Or into Gridlock?

Thursday, November 04, 2010

President Obama stood before reporters yesterday and addressed the big losses his party suffered in the midterm elections — including the turnover of the House of Representatives to Republicans. Obama accepted blame for not fullfiling voters' needs on the economy. How will the President's agenda now change? And with Republicans in control of Congress, what will their own agenda be? We'll look towards the future of Congress and the president with Peter Baker, chief political correspondent for The New York Times.

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