Congress Nearing Compromise on Student Loan, Highway Bills, But Not There Yet

By: Wednesday June 27, 2012 8:59 am

House Speaker John Boehner assured reporters today that bipartisan deals are near on two pieces of legislation that must be passed before expiration on Saturday. The two bills, one to prevent the federal student loan interest rate from doubling, and the other to extend surface transportation funding for two years, have been tied up in [...]

Congress Could Combine Student Loan, Highway Funding Bills

By: Tuesday June 26, 2012 12:19 pm

There’s still been nary a peep from Congress on deals on the two major expiring measures that conclude at the end of the week, one on transportation funding and another on federal student loan interest rates. All we know is that Harry Reid has threatened to keep the Senate in session over the weekend to [...]

Spending Measure Slashes CFTC Funding

By: Tuesday November 15, 2011 7:35 am

Negotiators for the House and Senate reached agreement on a temporary spending bill that will fund the government through December 16 and also finish off a series of appropriations bills. So now, we’ll begin to see the true impact of budget freezes and austerity measures. One of the first victims is the Commodity Futures Trading [...]

Continuing Resolution to Attach to “Minibus” Appropriations, Pass This Week

By: Monday November 14, 2011 10:55 am

OK, mystery solved. Over the weekend I was stumped with how Congress would handle the expiring continuing resolution that funds the government. Friday was the deadline, and there was seemingly no activity to suggest that anything would be done to extend the CR. But finally, we have learned the plan: the CR will attach to [...]

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