The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, the Washington Post and New York Times newspapers reported Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president’s life.
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday to prevent a U.S. government shutdown on March 27 and blunt the impact of deep spending cuts on the Defence Department.
The vote sent the measure to the Senate, where Democrats who control the chamber hope to give additional Cabinet agencies similar flexibility in implementing their shares of the $85 billion in spending cuts that threaten the economy’s fragile recovery.
The House Financial Services Committee votes 39 to 29 in support of the agency, which would have the power to write new consumer protection rules for a host of activities involving loans or credit.
A House committee voted to create a federal agency to protect consumers in the financial marketplace, but several days of often-contentious debate showed that obstacles still confront one of the centerpieces of President Obama's overhaul of industry regulations.