Roll Call Staff
House’s New Financial Reports Drop Details
Claiming a milestone in Congressional transparency, the House on Monday for the first time released its quarterly expense reports online.
Flexible Spending Account Providers Fighting to Protect Benefits
Payflex and other companies that administer flexible spending accounts, which are used to pay for health care expenses, have reason to worry.
Government Extends $30B to GM, Claims 60% Share
Senior administration officials took pains to stress that the government is a "reluctant" shareholder in the company and that its stake will be sold as soon as conditions warrant.
Business Sweats on Climate Bill
More than 10,000 small business men and women sign a petition asking the Chamber of Commerce to stop lobbying against President Barack Obama's clean-energy bill.
Geithner, Bernanke Defend AIG Bailout
The Treasury secretary and Fed chairman also call for new powers to take over failing firms.
Gregg Announces Opposition to Taxing Bonuses
The senator, who withdrew as President Barack Obama's Commerce secretary pick last month, said that legislative attempts to tax the payouts at near 100 percent could set a dangerous precedent.
Frank Calls for Government Takeover of AIG
The government should sue to get the $165 million in AIG bonuses back and would be in a better position if it owned AIG outright rather than simply as a lender and shareholder in AIG, the House Financial Services chairman says.
AIG Firestorm Burns Up Hill
Outrage over bailed-out insurer's $165 million in bonuses reaches a full bipartisan boil, with calls for a range of reprisals.
House GOP Alters Strategy; Now Attacking Obama
No longer directing fire squarely at Speaker Pelosi and Congressional Democrats, the president, and his budget, are the targets.
Obama Puts First Budget on Table
The budget would continue much of the Bush-era tax cuts at a cost of $2.7 trillion, although top earners would see their tax rates return to levels similar to those under President Bill Clinton.
Lawmakers of Both Parties Quick to Praise Speech
Democrats say they're "euphoric" while Republicans note the hopeful tone, though some are worried about specifics of stimulus plan.