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November 5, 2003
Enraged House Democrats say that bipartisan relations in the House — especially regarding joint House-Senate conferences — have reached an all-time low, far worse than when they controlled Congress for 40 years...
October 30, 2003
WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $60 billion aviation bill on Thursday after Democrats fought a losing battle to preserve a proposed ban on the expansion of air traffic privatization...
October 30, 2003
House Democratic leaders and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee members today reiterated their vow to fight the FAA reauthorization bill when it comes to the floor.
October 30, 2003
WASHINGTON -- U.S. House and Senate negotiators reopened talks Wednesday on the four-year, $60 billion reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration...
October 28, 2003
The FAA reauthorization will likely be sent back to a House-Senate conference committee tonight, potentially paving the way for Republicans to strip language from the bill that allows privatization of some air traffic control workers...
October 18, 2003
Nearly three months after House and Senate conferees hurriedly agreed to a four-year, $59.2 billion reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the legislation is still mired in a largely partisan dispute over privatization of airport control towers.
October 1, 2003
WASHINGTON - Reports that the White House leaked the name of a CIA operative -- the wife of an administration critic -- have sparked an intense, if predictable, furor on Capitol Hill: Democrats are demanding an independent investigation, while leading Republicans say the matter, though serious, is being overblown.
September 30, 2003
Congressional Democrats plan to continue pressing the White House for an independent investigation into how an undercover CIA officer's identity was revealed, and will hold closed-door talks with the officer's husband to further their efforts.
July 26, 2003
Nearly 10 years after winning control of the House by vowing a fairer and more open Congress, Republicans have tossed aside many of the institutional reforms they promised, increasingly employing hard-nosed tactics they decried a decade ago, according to numerous lawmakers and scholars...
July 23, 2003
House Democrats head into the August recess furious at Republican leaders who they claim have crossed the acceptable boundaries of partisanship...
March 17, 2003
Just three months into the 108th Congress, House Democrats are already reaching the height of frustration with the GOP majority and are putting in place a long-term strategy to hit back at Republicans for muzzling their views...
February 11, 2003
"This is not the time for the federal government to skimp on welfare programs, or to burden states with additional expenses...
February 11, 2003
President Bush told the nation in his State of the Union address that "we will not pass along our problems to other Congresses, other presidents and other generations." But last week, the administration's budget projected a $307 billion deficit for next year and deficits for as far as the eye can see - even as the administration pushes a new $674 billion tax plan and contemplates military action in Iraq that could cost hundreds of billions of dollars more...
February 4, 2003
When President Bush took office, his budget officials estimated the cumulative surplus for the years 2002-11 to be $5.6 trillion. Last week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its outlook for the next 10 years, in which it declared that the cumulative surplus for that 10-year period "has been all but eliminated." And that's before the president's proposed tax cuts or spending initiatives are factored into the budget...