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# harry-reid - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

US ban on assault rifles removed from gun control package

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid admitted that the proposed ban on assault rifles and large capacity magazines did not have the votes to pass.

# harry-reid - Friday 1 March, 2013

United States braced for swingeing sequester of €85bn budget cuts

Analysts say that the cuts, due to come into force overnight, will take a number of months to take effect and will see growth fall by as much as 0.7 per cent.

# harry-reid - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Obama unveils sweeping proposals to help curb gun violence

President Obama demanded an assault weapons ban and universal background checks for gun buyers.

# harry-reid - Friday 4 January, 2013

New US Congress sworn in ahead of tough spending talks

Curbing the US’s runaway national debt, and reforming immigration law, are points on the 113th Congress’s agenda.

# harry-reid - Friday 28 December, 2012

Let's get fiscal: Obama to host talks on looming cliff at White House

Congressional leaders will meet with the President at the White House today with just days left to avert a series of tax rises and spending cuts due to come into effect in the new year.

# harry-reid - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Holiday's over: Obama returns to Washington to deal with 'fiscal cliff'

The US President has cut short his annual Christmas vacation in Hawaii to return to the White House in an attempt to avert the looming series of potentially devastating tax hikes and spending cuts.

# harry-reid - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Back to work: Obama heads back to Washington as 'fiscal cliff' looms

The US president and the Republican-led House of Representatives want to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts but they are far off any compromise.

# harry-reid - Sunday 15 July, 2012

From The42 Congress fumes following revelation that US Olympic uniforms are made in China London 2012

Congress fumes following revelation that US Olympic uniforms are made in China

“They should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them,” declared Senator Harry Reid.

# harry-reid - Friday 20 April, 2012

'Hopes fading' on bid to open US visas to Irish immigrants

Legislation which would extend E3 visas to Irish applicants is set to stall, it is reported, because of a lack of Republican support.

# harry-reid - Friday 3 February, 2012

Senator stalls US plan to grant up to 10,000 visas to Irish workers

A Republican senator from Iowa puts a hold on legislation which he fears would lead to renewed immigration in the US.

# harry-reid - Friday 7 October, 2011

US Senate delays vote to sanction China over 'currency wars'

A bill placing economic sanctions on China for devaluing its currency is delayed, and may not make it through the House anyway.

# harry-reid - Saturday 30 July, 2011

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Default looms as US politicians fail to reach deal

Obama calls for common ground as Republicans and Democrats again fail to reach an 11th hour deal on the US debt ceiling.

# harry-reid - Friday 20 May, 2011

Congress leaders agree four-year extension to PATRIOT act

The controversial laws that allow wire-tapping and court-approved access to business records will be extended until 2015.

# harry-reid - Monday 11 April, 2011

Obama to prepare plan for US's long-term deficit reduction

After averting a shutdown with a short-term agreement, the White House is now focussing on brokering a bigger budget deal.

# harry-reid - Saturday 9 April, 2011

US government avoids shut down after last minute deal on budget spending

The ‘historic’ agreement came just an hour before government funding was due to run out forcing thousands of government workers to take leave.

# harry-reid - Friday 8 April, 2011

United States prepares for overnight government shutdown

Last-minute talks between Democrats and Republicans remain stalled – with family planning funding the sticking point.