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.
|By: DSWright Saturday December 29, 2012 10:45 am|
|By: David Dayen 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.
|By: David Dayen 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.