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Obama: Immigrant Critics Don't Consider 'human Consequences' - Abc News

February 5, 2015

The legislation would overturn Obama's executive actions limiting deportations for millions here illegally and giving them the ability to work. Obama repeated his threat to veto the legislation and says he is confident he could uphold a veto over any attempts to override it. Obama says the debate has become an "abstraction" and the so-called "Dreamers" he met with "represent the best that this country has to offer." He says the House bill would see them deported, and he thinks that's wrong. Join the Discussion

Obama Plan Would Merge 6 US Trade, Development Agencies - ABC News

Lawmakers typically "patch" the formula for a year or two but hope for a long-term solution this year. Cost: $108 billion. REFUNDABLE TAX CREDITS A set of refundable tax credits tax refunds that go out to low-income people who don't owe federal income tax expire in 2017. So does a maximum $2,500 tax credit for the cost of college. Obama's budget simply assumes they get extended.

Obama Cuts Vaccine Program, Despite Measles Outbreak - Yahoo News

"The president's budget misses an important opportunity to bolster the capacity of the nation's public health departments to prevent infectious disease outbreaks, including those that are vaccine preventable," said the National Association of County and City Health Officials Executive Director Robert M. Pestronk in a statement. The White Houses proposed budget cuts to the vaccine program come a day after GOP presidential hopefuls New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) injected vaccines into the political debate ahead of 2016 by suggesting that parents should be able to choose whether or not to vaccinate their children.

Obama Claim of $1.8 Trillion Deficit Cuts Open to Question - ABC News

No Democrats supported the bill. Republicans argue that the law has discouraged small business hiring, contributed to reduced work hours, imposed higher insurance premiums on many American families, and dented economic growth. Democrats counter that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as it is formally known, has expanded or made it easier for millions of uninsured to get health coverage since it became law in 2010. "I don't know whether it's the 55th or the 60th time that they are taking this vote," said Obama ahead of the House action. "But I've asked this question before: Why is it that this would be at the top of their agenda, making sure that folks who don't have health care aren't able to get it?" The answer "is very simple: the law is a disaster," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shot back on the House floor. "We still can't afford its costs, and the American people still don't want it." The Obamacare strike-down is expected to fail in the Senate, where Democrats can use procedural blocking tactics to forestall a vote.

Obama administration budget proposes cuts for Medicare Advantage - Yahoo News

Also, the six current agencies report for funding and oversight purposes to myriad congressional committees. A single agency would require committees, famously turf conscious, to fight over jurisdiction. "It could potentially be a tangled mess," said Doug Norlen, senior program manager with Friends of the Earth, who has monitored OPIC for years. "I think it's going to be really difficult to get congressional authority to do this. There's turf issues between the committees of jurisdiction." OPIC's spokesman did not respond to an email seeking comment. A spokesman for the White House Council of Economic Advisers did not respond to three questions the AP posed in a telephone conversation about the plan.

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