Events over the weekend have made the likelihood of a deal by Oct. 17 appear increasingly uncertain as Democrats seek an agreement that includes removing budget caps and raising the sequester levels established in the 2011 Budget Control Act.
Lawmakers and officials expressed Sunday growing concern over “credible threats” faced by U.S. interests in the Middle East and North Africa from al Qaeda affiliates.
Sponsors of the “Gang of Eight” Immigration Bill expressed confidence that their legislation can pass the House of Representatives, despite the challenges it will face.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., NY.) criticized Russia, and President Vladimir Putin, for “aiding and abetting” NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who left Hong Kong for Moscow Sunday morning.
The immigration debate hit a turning point when the New York Times revealed that illegal immigrant crossings are rising, according to the Washington Examiner.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) criticized administration officials for not doing enough to penalize banks that do business with Iran on Tuesday during an appearance before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
The House Judiciary Committee is investigating “conflicts” in statements given by Attorney General Eric Holder, committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) said Sunday.