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Washington watch: house GOP leadership and the ‘fiscal cliff’

USA - January 3 2013 As the United States rapidly approached the “fiscal cliff,” negotiations between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) faltered, and...

David Ransom, Erica Stocker.

Washington watch - 113th Congress: focus on the Republican House

USA - November 27 2012 When U.S. citizens went to the polls on November 6, 2012, they voted for the status quo: President Obama was reelected to a second term, Democrats built upon their majority in the Senate, and Republicans suffered a net loss of eight seats and held onto a comfortable majority in the House of Representatives....

Erica Stocker.

Congress, President agree to extend expiring Medicare and Medicaid payments

USA - February 22 2012 On February 17, 2012, Congress approved the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, ending debate over the extension of payroll tax reductions, unemployment insurance benefits, and numerous Medicare and Medicaid payment provisions, most of which were set to expire at the end of February....

Karen S. Sealander, Andrea M. Bergman, Eric Zimmerman.

Congress, President extend endangered Medicare and Medicaid programs

USA - January 4 2012 The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 extends numerous expiring Medicare and Medicaid programs, thus sparing physicians, hospitals and other health care providers significant Medicare and Medicaid payment cuts....

Karen S. Sealander, Eric Zimmerman.