Although not everyone was happy about the deal, including lawmakers in the Bay Area, Congress has approved a proposal that staves off the fiscal cliff.
House Democrats, led by minority leader Nancy Pelosi voted by an overwhelming 172-16 for the agreement, which was crafted over the weekend by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Vice President Joe Biden.
Democratic House minority leader Nancy Pelosi joined New York-area lawmakers in disgust after learning the House Republican leadership decided to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
In a New Year’s Day drama that climaxed in the middle of the night, the Senate endorsed legislation negating a fiscal cliff of across-the-board tax increases and sweeping spending cuts by 89-8 early Tuesday.
Eric Swalwell said he would be happy to bring small town solutions he learned while serving as a Dublin City Councilman to Washington.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee weighs in on how a plunge over the “fiscal cliff” could impact local health services.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee remains cautiously optimistic that a deal will get done before the New Year’s deadline.
Officials are warning that California’s economic recovery could come to a halt if Congress and President Barack Obama are unable to avert the “fiscal cliff.”
Last week marked the first post-election meeting between Pres. Obama and Congressional leaders to discuss the Fiscal Cliff, and its outcome was described by participants as constructive. But, is that indicative of a looming deal – or are we still on the edge of the cliff?
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday she will be looking to keep her job as the Democratic leader in the House.