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U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

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  • Renewal of federal tax breaks for homeowners facing bumpy road

    WASHINGTON — Renewal of important expired federal tax benefits for homeowners took a major step forward recently, but the route to final congressional approval is beginning to look longer — and potentially bumpier — than previously...
  • Sebelius quits as health and human services secretary

    WASHINGTON Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned, ending a turbulent five-year tenure during when she become the public face of the troubled federal health insurance marketplace, HealthCare.gov. A statement from HHS confirmed...
  • Health official says 7.5 million Americans now signed up for Obamacare

    WASHINGTON -- Enrollment in healthcare exchanges created under Obamacare has risen to 7.5 million and is expected to continue increasing, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a Senate committee Thursday. Sebelius' announcement...
  • Are Americans smart to stop drinking diet soda?

    Are Americans smart to stop drinking diet soda?
    When I was director of the Congressional Budget Office, I was testifying so frequently to the Senate Finance Committee that the chairman granted me a special exception to the committee rules: He allowed me to drink diet soda rather than just water...
  • Senate panel gets one-sided earful on Medicaid expansion in Virginia

    Senate panel gets one-sided earful on Medicaid expansion in Virginia
    RICHMOND – Lobbyists, hospital executives, doctors, nurses, law enforcement, businessmen and just plain folks gave voice Tuesday to the heavy support that advocates have long said Medicaid expansion enjoys in Virginia. Dozens of people spoke...
  • State Senate panel revives Medicaid option

    State Senate panel revives Medicaid option
    RICHMOND – Marketplace Virginia, the quasi-privatized proposal on Medicaid expansion in Virginia, lives again. The Senate Finance Committee pasted the proposal back into the Senate's version of the state budget this morning, much as expected. This...
  • General Assembly: Special session continues Monday in Richmond

    RICHMOND – The Virginia General Assembly gets down to business again Monday, but don't hold your breath waiting for a deal on the budget and Medicaid issues dividing the body. "I don't see anything beginning to happen until June or July at the...
  • Outlook for renewal of key tax benefits is improving

    WASHINGTON — Here's some good news for homeowners worried that Congress will fail again to renew popular tax benefits for use in 2014 — especially those allowing for mortgage debt forgiveness, write-offs for energy-saving improvements and...
  • Senators welcome White House curb on NSA, seek more restrictions

    Senators welcome White House curb on NSA, seek more restrictions
    WASHINGTON —   Lawmakers opposed to White House-run surveillance programs welcomed the administration's announcement Tuesday that it would seek legislation to prevent the National Security Agency from storing bulk phone records of Americans. At...
  • Congress can't get out of its own way on Medicare

    Congress can't get out of its own way on Medicare
    Maybe it was too good to be true. A rare bipartisan healthcare reform proposal backed by leaders of three major House and Senate committees is foundering because Republicans and Democrats can't agree on how to pay for it. The irony is that the measure,...
  • Obama's NSA compromise plan wins initial praise

    Obama's NSA compromise plan wins initial praise
    WASHINGTON — President Obama's new plan for the National Security Agency would significantly curb its authority, ending its vast collection of Americans' telephone records, but at the same time give the spy agency access to millions of cellphone...
  • The schedule gets testy

    You know it's a contentious legislative session when folks get bent out of shape about the schedule. The House voted quickly yesterday to shelve Gov. Terry McAuliffe's budget and two-year Medicaid pilot proposal, and they'll meet again tonight to vote...