US Senate Paves Way to End Partial Government Shutdown

VOA Michael Bowman The U.S. Senate advanced a stop-gap funding bill on Monday that paves the way to reopen the federal government three days into a partial shutdown that was triggered in part by a partisan brawl over immigration. Thirty-three Democrats joined 48
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Congress Still Isn’t Being Responsible

By Lee H. Hamilton Congress is winding down its historically unproductive session with a small flurry of activity. It’s a welcome change, but so long overdue that it can’t possibly make up for what should have been accomplished on Capitol Hill this year. The problem is that for too (more...)

Secretary Lew: Put Job Creation at Heart of Global Recovery

This commentary by U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew addresses finance ministers and central bank governors. It originally appeared in the Financial Times on July 18. There are no republication restrictions for use by U.S. embassies. Put job creation at the heart of the global recovery By Jack Lew The G20 must (more...)

President Obama: Time to Pass Immigration Reform Bill

In his weekly address June 8, President Obama says that the United States Senate will soon take action to fix what the president has called “our broken immigration system” with a common-sense bill. The president urges the Senate to act quickly to pass this bill so (more...)

Immigration Reform Is Economic Imperative for U.S.

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer President Obama is calling for an immigration system that is smart, efficient and fair because it is central to his goal of promoting economic innovation and business development, says chief White House economic adviser Alan Krueger. No country does a better job integrating (more...)

Obama Administration Prods Congress on Immigration Reform

By Phillip Kurata Staff Writer The Obama administration has laid out proposals to Congress to enable undocumented people in the United States to earn citizenship. “Currently there are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants present in the United States,” Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said before the Senate Judiciary (more...)

Philadelphia About Supreme Court Decision In Arizona v. United States

Mayor Michael A. Nutter released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona v. United States: “Today's Supreme Court decision in Arizona v. United States provides yet another reason why Congress should quickly pass comprehensive immigration reform. It demonstrates that we cannot fix our broken immigration system on (more...)

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