Congress

Obama Prepares for GOP Debt Ceiling Fight

The Republicans are losing the fiscal cliff tax battle but believe they'll have the upper hand in the debt ceiling fight. Sources say that Obama is anticipating this..
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Pelosi Challenges GOP to Work More Than Two Days Per Week

Congress could vote Friday to preserve tax cuts for income of $250,000 or less, except for two little snags: Republican leadership won't let the bill come up for a vote and John Boehner's Congress only works two days per week and they've already put in their time this week.
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Pelosi Asks Congress to Sign Discharge Petition to Force Tax Vote

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi wants members of Congress to sign what is known as a "discharge petition" to force a vote on keeping taxes at current levels for people making under $250,000.
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VA Residents Rally To End Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

The activists gathered at Congressman Forbes’ Chesapeake to hear from community members on the issue before going door-to-door to urge neighbors to contact their representative.
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Lame-Duck Session of Congress: Myths and Facts

In the recently convened “lame-duck” session of Congress, senators and representatives will take on a number of issues that could have major consequences for working families and retirees. Congress is considering benefit cuts for Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare and members are looking at cutting taxes for the wealthy even further.
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