Tag: Congress

NEWS

Yellen Warns Congress Of “Irreparable Harm”

Raise the debt ceiling or suffer the risk of ‘irreparable harm’ Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a letter late last week. She urged congressional leaders to raise the federal debt limit as soon as possible or risk “irreparable harm to the U.S. economy and the livelihoods of all Americans.” In the letter, Yellen warned that the Treasury Department is […]

NEWS

A Divided Congress On Israel Vs. Hamas

Since the eruption of the latest fight between Israel and Hamas and the death of over 200 people with most on the Palestinian side along with massive destruction of properties, world leaders have been appealing for a cease-fire. Meanwhile, in the U.S. there has been a divided a call on the opposite side of aisle in Congress. Senate Minority Leader […]

EDITORIAL

Can Biden Ignore The Republicans To Deliver The People’s Agenda?

President Joe Biden is proving to be a new and different President, not only in rhetoric but also in action. He ignored the Republicans posture to push through his American Rescue Plan, putting $1.9 trillion in the economy, which included $1,400 stimulus checks, extended unemployment, a vaccine rollout, continuing eviction, foreclosure moratoriums, and increasing the Child Tax Credit among other […]

NEWS

John Ratcliffe Says No To Spy Chief Position

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that his pick for director of national intelligence, Representative John Ratcliffe, has decided to remain in Congress and has withdrawn his name from consideration. “Our great Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe is being treated very unfairly by the LameStream Media,” Trump said of Ratcliffe. “Rather than going through months of slander and libel, I explained […]

BUSINESS

New Year’s Tax Resolutions You Should Have In Mind For 2019

The 2018 tax overhaul impacted significant modifications to the code, such as limiting the deduction for state and local taxes, culminating in an ultimate expansion of tax credit even for children under the age of 17. Employers and pension payers lower their withholding for 2019, allowing taxpayers to get the benefits of lower rates instantly. But in as much as […]

NEWS

President Trump Rooting For Nancy Pelosi As Speaker Of The House

President Donald Trump is sweet on Nancy Pelosi being speaker of the House of Representative to the extent of influencing some House Republicans to give her the necessary votes to become speaker. Pelosi has long indicated her interest in the job and has argued that she has enough support within her own caucus to secure the job.  “I can get […]

NEWS

Trump Puts Congress On Warning

In a weekend tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump sounded the alarm that Congress must have a deal to fund the federal government before going on their summer recess in August. In his tweet, he alluded that the funding bill should include money to build a wall on the border with Mexico. “The Senate should get funding done before the August […]

EDUCATION School

Congress Pussyfooting On Federal Student Aid

Although President Obama has declared his interest and commitment in ensuring that students are able to afford college education, it doesn’t seems to be panning out that way and as is repeatedly said on Main Street, “talk is cheap.” Now, this is what the President said in 2009, “We will provide the support necessary for you to complete college and […]