WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress’ erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government shutdown and mute some of the partisan rancor that has damaged Americans’ attitudes about their lawmakers.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials insisted a top-secret Pentagon study proved the need to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan’s security forces. But the study actually recommended an American-made rotorcraft, according to unclassified excerpts obtained by The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deal looked sketchy from the start.
On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, the House of Representatives passed a bill to weaken another section of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The bill, titled the ” Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act,” would exempt most private equity firms from a requirement in Dodd-Frank that fund managers register with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and disclose information that would help the government monitor systemic risk.