U.S. House won't follow Senate lead on immigration bill: Boehner
WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday his chamber would chart its own path on immigration rather than simply considering a Senate-passed measure, quashing hopes some Democrats had for quickly enacting the landmark legislation.
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Immigration Reform LGBT Rights
Editor's note: Gavin Newsom is Lieutenant Governor of California and the former Mayor of San Francisco. It is outrageous. Once again the gay community is reminded of where it stands with the political leadership, both Democrats and Republicans. Their rights have been traded away for the sake of a political deal in Washington, D.C. The Senate Judiciary Committee, after five days of deliberations, passed out the “Gang of 8” comprehensive immigration reform bill, but without protections for same-sex couples.
White House to brief Democrats on economy on Tuesday
WASHINGTON - A group of Democratic lawmakers has been invited to the White House on Tuesday for a briefing about economic issues from two top advisers to President Barack Obama on Tuesday.
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Lawmakers advance bill on prescription drug tracking
WASHINGTON - A House of Representatives panel advanced a bill on Wednesday on how the federal government should track prescription drugs as they move through the distribution chain, over the objections of some Democrats who said the proposal did not go far enough to ensure safety.
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US Senate Passes Internet Tax Bill 69 To 27
schwit1 quotes The Washington Post: "The Senate aimed to help traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping — for many a largely tax-free frontier — to state sales taxes. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 69 to 27, getting support from Republicans and Democrats alike." schwit1 adds "Unfortunately online businesses could be in for a rude awakening when it comes to the law's interpretation." Passage in the House is not certain, and companies like eBay are lobbying to raise the minimum sales required to collect state sales tax to $10 million instead of $1 million per year.