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Democrats push back at bill reining in Fed

Sensing an election-year issue, Democrats in the House of Representatives who are opposed to a Republican bill that would eliminate the Federal Reserve's mandate on full employment on Wednesday called for a hearing. Full story

Republicans propose not paying for payroll tax cut

Republican leaders in the House of Representatives, in an about face, proposed on Monday extending a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers without offsetting spending cuts. Full story

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House votes to extend federal pay freezes

The House of Representatives, seeking to cut the U.S. deficit and burnish its own tarnished image, passed a bill on Wednesday to extend a pair of pay freezes for federal workers, including one for lawmakers. Full story

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  House approves extension of payroll tax cut

The House of Representatives has passed a two-month extension of the payroll tax cuts which affect 160 million workers. The bill is now headed to President Obama where he is expected to sign it into law.

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