Republican lawmakers criticized the president for authorizing only limited action in Iraq while Democratic lawmakers maintained support for President Obama’s current strategy in comments made on Sunday.
President Barack Obama yesterday declined to give a timetable for the strikes, but reiterated that there will be no boots on the ground.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.), who is leading the Equal Pay Day push by Senate Democrats to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, pays women on his staff far less than he pays men.
Senate Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would ban marketing electronic cigarettes to teens.
Ukraine was the primary focus of each Sunday news program as protestors and the government move towards a transitional government.
Democrats tried on Sunday to spin news from the latest Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which found that over 2 million workers would eventually limit work hours in order to avoid losing federal health care subsidies.
After accusing actors and actresses of “killing” their fans for using electronic cigarettes at the Golden Globes, a handful of Senate Democrats are not stopping their crusade, vowing a crackdown on the smoking simulators.
Lawmakers expressed confidence Sunday that a budget deal will be reached before Dec. 13, when the House of Representatives is expected to adjourn.
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.