Obama Wants Up or Down Vote On “Basic Plan” By Fiscal Cliff Deadline

By: Saturday December 29, 2012 10:45 am

In a late press conference after his 3pm meeting with congressional leaders, President Obama offered an ultimatum to Republicans – pass a bipartisan compromise bill or he will instruct Senate Majority Leader Reid to put a bill on the Senate floor that will make anyone voting against it look responsible for the horrors of the fiscal cliff.


Democrats Adamant on Senate Version of Violence Against Women Act

By: Tuesday July 31, 2012 4:33 pm

The renewal of the Violence Against Women Act got caught up earlier this year in a partisan controversy. Republicans objected to provisions that would have expanded the anti-domestic violence protections to tribal land, undocumented immigrants and same-sex couples. Both the House and Senate passed versions of the bill that catered to their respective bases. And there didn’t seem to be much hope for a reconciliation of the various differences. Joe Biden and Dems came out strongly today for their expanded version.

Senate Tax Votes Happening Now — Live Update: GOP Plan Fails; Dem Plan Passes

By: Wednesday July 25, 2012 2:20 pm

The Senate voted down the Republican tax cut plan, which was an amendment to the Democratic plan. The vote was 45-54, with almost all Democrats voting no. After the vote on the Republican plan completes, the Senate will move directly to a vote on the Democratic plan.

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