February 28, 2015
Results for: congress
  • 26/02/2015 | Argentina

    Congress passes intel reform

  • 25/02/2015 | Argentina

    ‘CFK plans a self-coup for Sunday’

    Lawmaker Elisa Carrió said that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “plans a self-coup for Sunday,” when she is expected to deliver her annual speech at the opening of the Congress’ ordinary sessions.

  • 08/02/2015 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández slams those who 'play politics with Nisman's death'

    Secretary General to the Presidency Aníbal Fernández condemned those who “play politics with Nisman’s death” and said that the bill to dissolve the Intelligence Secretariat and create the new Federal Intelligence Agency will be approved by the Congress next week.

  • 12/02/2015 | Argentina

    Arroyo Salgado: Do not politicise Nisman's death

    The ex-wife of late AMIA investigator Alberto Nisman, judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado, has called for a more responsible treatment of the prosecutor's death, speaking out against those who tried to "politicise" events at an audience held in the Senate.

  • 04/02/2015 | Argentina

    Capitanich slams opposition for refusing to debate Intelligence bill

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich questioned opposition lawmakers for refusing to attend the Senate floor to debate the Executive-sponsored Intelligence reform that is expected to be passed next Wednesday. “The opposition’s manoeuvre to not attend to the debate affects its own representation,” he said.

  • 05/02/2015 | Argentina

    Berni summoned by Congress over Nisman

  • 29/01/2015 | Argentina

    Gov’t defends Carlés nomination to SC

  • 30/01/2015 | Argentina

    Congress extraordinary sessions made official

    The decision made by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to call for extraordinary Congress sessions has been made official, with MPs beginning to discuss both the reform of Argentina’s intelligence system and the nomination of Roberto Carlés to succeed ex Justice Raúl Zaffaroni in the Supreme Court next week.

  • 16/01/2015 | Argentina

    Kirchnerite MPs to attend Nisman meeting but warn 'must be public'

    MP Diana Conti said Kirchnerite lawmakers will attend an “informal” meeting with the AMIA case prosecutor but warned the reunion must be "public."

  • 19/01/2015 | Argentina

    Opposition legislators call for AMIA evidence to be 'protected'

    A group of opposition senators and lawmakers went ahead with an informal meeting in Congress, where prosecutor Alberto Nisman was expected to address today, and called for the official's alleged evidence relating to the AMIA case to be protected from interference.

  • 08/01/2015 | Argentina

    CFK continues duties at Olivos residency

  • 02/12/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t moves forward with HSBC Congressional Commision

    Victory Front’s Senator Aníbal Fernández said he is meeting later today with the head of the Lower House Budget Committee Roberto Feletti to finalize details for the creation of the Congressional Commision to look into HSBC’s alleged illegal plan to help 4,040 clients evade taxes.

  • 05/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich denounces 'economic terrorism' in Lower House briefing

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich launched a fierce attack on groups practicing what he dubbed "economic terrorism", and asked the Lower House to set up a bicameral group investigating illegal financial activities during his monthly address to the chamber.

  • 13/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't praises 'contribution from all political sectors' to Procedural Code bill

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that the bill to reform the Criminal Procedural Code is open to the “democratic contribution from all political sectors,” following the 40 amendments the project received yesterday in the Senate Committee.

  • 13/11/2014 | Argentina

    CFK okays extension of Congress sessions

    As she gradually resumes activities following a week in hospital where she was treated for a sigmoiditis condion - an inflammation of the sigmoid colon -, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner signed the extension of Congress ordinary sessions till December 31st.

  • 22/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges opposition to 'act coherently' in Criminal Procedural Code debate

    Following president Cristina Kirchner's announcement that a bill to reform the Criminal Procedural Code will be sent to Congress, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the project saying it ‘has achieved a high level of consensus among jurists and scholars.”

  • 22/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich denounces market attacks on gov't during Senate briefing

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich hit out against market forces whom he accused of trying to attack the administration of president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, as he appeared before the Senate for the latest briefing.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t considers extending Congress sessions

    As the end of this year’s ordinary sessions of Congress approaches with important bills still pending, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich did not rule out calling for an extension of the Congress’ ordinary sessions to debate the reform of the Criminal Procedural Code and the telecommunications bill.

  • 09/10/2014 | Argentina

    Senate approves Hydrocarbons law

    The Senate gave its approval to the bill to reform the Hydrocarbons law by 38 votes in favour, 28 against and two abstentions. The project has now moved to the Lower House, despite opposition blocs’ unanimous rejection.

  • 15/10/2014 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández says opposition candidates' threats to abrogate laws are 'stupid'

    Ruling Victory Front’s senator Aníbal Fernández considered a “stupidity” the opposition candidates’ pledge to abrogate laws passed during the Kirchnerite administration if they win the 2015 elections.

  • 16/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich defends official inflation data against ‘false’ opposition price index

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the 1.4 percent increase in month-on-month price index figure for September announced yesterday by the national statistics bureau INDEC and slammed the the so-called “Congress Price Index” released by opposition lawmakers as “false” and “ridiculous”.

  • 02/10/2014 | Argentina

    Government submits Vanoli's appointment bill to Congress

    The government last night submitted the designation of Alejandro Vanoli as new Central Bank governor to the Upper House to be discussed. 

  • 08/10/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House debates 2015 Budget bill

    The Lower House of Congress began to discuss the 2015 Budget bill today. Ruling Victory Front party (FPV) has the numbers to give the project the green light. Despite opposition parties’ rejection, the bill is expected to receive approval and move to the Senate.

  • 08/10/2014 | Argentina

    Senate to vote Hydrocarbons law

    The Senate debated the bill to reform the Hydrocarbons law today, which is expected to be approved around midnight despite opposition blocs’ rejection.

  • 01/10/2014 | Argentina

    Opposition lawmakers to file lawsuit against Lower House head over Code reform

    Opposition lawmakers are determined to stop the debate on the reform of the Civil and Commercial Code scheduled for noon today at the Lower House.

  • 01/10/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House passes Code reform bill into law

    The Victory Front (FPV) caucus at the Lower House has passed the bill that seeks to reform the nation’s Civil and Commercial Code into law, amid threats by opposition lawmakers who sought to stop the debate and then walked out of the session.

  • 02/10/2014 | Argentina

    Civil Code effective starting January 1, 2016

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich praised the Congressional approval of the Civil and Commercial code reform and explained it will be effective starting January 1, 2016.

  • 18/09/2014 | Argentina

    'G-6 resists defence of SMEs'

    Following the congressional approval of the anti-hoarding bill, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the reform of the previous legislation and dismissed criticism by industrial groups.

  • 23/09/2014 | Argentina

    Budget bill for 2015 to be discussed in Lower House on October 8

    The Budget and Finance Lower House committee has met to analyse the 2015 budget bill. During seven hours, Economy Ministry officials informed lawmakers on several details of the bill, which will be discussed in the Lower House on October 8.

  • 01/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich defends Code reform to be discussed at Lower House

    As the Lower House of Congress is set to begin the debate on the bill to reform the country’s  Civil and Commercial Code today, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the bill and denounced “media operations” that “lie”, “misinterpret” the project.

  • 17/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't defends anti-hoarding law against 'shameless liars'

    Ahead of Congressional approval of the Anti-Hoarding law, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the bill in his daily press briefing saying it “seeks to protect small and medium-sized businesses, and consumers.” He harshly criticised “those who lie shamelessly” by arguing it would deter investments.

  • 17/09/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House debates consumer bills

    The Lower House of Congress has began the debate on a package of consumer bills pushed by the Executive that seek to reform the Anti-Hoarding Law, to create a consumer’s forum and a price observatory. The vote is not expected to take place until midday on Thursday.

  • 18/09/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House passes anti-hoarding, consumers bills

    The Lower House has passed a package of anti-hoarding and consumer protection laws after a 14-hour long marathon debate. The government-sponsored bills involve the reform of the supply legislation, create a new price observatory and establish a new conflict-resolution mechanism between consumers and companies.

  • 11/09/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House okays debt bill, project signed into law

    Lawmakers in the Lower House of Congress passed the Executive’s Sovereign Payment bill today, after almost 16 hours of debate, by 134 votes in favour, 99 against and 5 abstentions.

  • 11/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Those who voted against favour vulture funds'

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich celebrated that the government’s new debt swap plan became a law and bashed opposition lawmakers who voted against the Executive’s bill saying they “respond to a strategy designed by vulture funds.’

  • 11/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK signs Sovereign Debt bill: We can pay, we want to pay, we will pay

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has passed into law the Sovereign Debt bill, which changes the payment location of Argentine bondholders and was approved by Congress earlier this morning.

  • 27/08/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof urges Congress not to become 'judge Griesa’s clerk office'

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof spoke before the Budget and Foreign Affairs Committees of the Senate as a new round of talks began over a bill that if approved would allow for the voluntary payment of the country’s creditors in Buenos Aires.

  • 02/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich to brief the Lower House tomorrow

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich will attend the Congress’ Lower House tomorrow to brief lawmakers on the federal government’s actions, in compliance with article 101 of the National Constitution.

  • 10/09/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House debates new bond swap bill

    Lawmakers in the Lower House of Congress began to discuss the Executive’s Sovereign Payment bill a few minutes after noon today. The project has already been approved by the Senate and is expected to be passed between 4 and 6am tomorrow.

  • 26/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t officials to brief lawmakers on swap bill

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended once again the Executive’s bill to be discussed in Congress this week that seeks to open a new debt swap with local Nación Fideicomisos as trustee, and announced that Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, Treasury Attorney Angelina Abbona and Legal and Technical Secretary Carlos Zanini will brief lawmakers tomorrow on the details of the “Sovereign Payment” bill.

  • 26/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t denies interference in UTA, scolds opposition unions

    Ahead of the national strike called by the anti-government splinter of CGT and CTA umbrella unions for Thursday, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich denied any official interference in UTA Transport Union -which is yet to determine whether it joins the walk-out- and scolded opposition unions.

  • 26/08/2014 | Argentina

    Pro-government lawmakers modify Supply law, clear bill for debate

    Pro-government lawmakers have cleared the Supply law for debate in the Senate after introducing some modifications in the bill.

  • 20/08/2014 | Argentina

    Senate committees discuss consumer bills

    A commitee plenary session in the Senate began discussions on amendments to the Competition and Anti-Hoarding laws with the presence of government officials.

  • 25/08/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich bashes opposition unions, lawmakers for being 'vulture funds' advocates'

    Ahead of a transport strike announced for Thursday by anti-government CGT splinter, and as the Congresss gets ready to tackle a set of economic measures submitted by the Executive, the chief of ministers bashed opposition unions and lawmakers saying they are “advocates and instruments of the vulture funds.”

  • 25/08/2014 | Argentina

    PRO reiterates rejection of gov't debt swap bill

    PRO party lawmaker Federico Sturzenegger urged the government to “sit with the (US) judge” Thomas Griesa to “honour debt commitments” and reiterated that the center-right bloc will not back in Congress the bill pushed by the Executive to remove the bank of New York Mellon as Argentina’s trustee.

  • 04/08/2014 | Argentina

    Cabinet Chief to brief the Senate on Wednesday

    Originally scheduled for July, the Cabinet Chief’s visit to the Senate, where he is to brief lawmakers, will take place on Wednesday, the chief of ministers Jorge Capitanich himself confirmed.

  • 06/08/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House signs central banks immunity bill into law

    The Lower House has approved the bill that provides legal immunity for assets held by foreign central banks in Argentina by 201 affirmative votes, 8 negatives and 4 abstentions. The bill was signed into law as it was already sanctioned by the Senate last July.

  • 06/08/2014 | Argentina

    'Oposition looks for excuses not to debate'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich briefed senators in the Upper House during a session presided by Vicepresident Amado Boudou, but several opposition blocs walked out of the audience in protest to the presence of the politician.

  • 14/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t expects Congress to pass pensions moratorium

    The Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the government is expecting the Congress to pass the bill sent last month by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to implement a moratorium on pensions, as a main part of federal stimulus to encourage economic activity in the second semester.

  • 19/07/2014 | Argentina

    Xi Jinping visits the Congress

    In the second day of his official tour in Argentina, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping was visiting the National Congress where was received by authorities of both Houses.

  • 19/07/2014 | Argentina

    Xi Jinping: Argentina-China ties at a 'historic starting point'

    Chairman of the Senate Amado Boudou received the Chinese president at the Congress affirming the Asian giant “is not a simple buyer or trade partner” of Argentina “but a strategic partner to work together and have a more egalitarian world.”

  • 04/06/2014 | Argentina

    Opposition lawmakers leave the House before Cabinet Chief's briefing

    The main opposition leaders at the Lower House agreed on a strategy to vacate the House for Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich’s briefing scheduled for today, complaining for not being able to cross-examine the minister during his briefings.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Congress backs government’s strategy, Capitanich says

    After meeting with Congress party chiefs to discuss the government’s strategy regarding the country’s debt with houldout hedge funds, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said “the Congress, through its different blocs, has backed Argentina’s stance in defense of national interests.”

  • 03/07/2014 | Argentina

    Pro-government lawmakers dismiss VP impeachment requests

    Pro-government lawmakers, who were majority at a Lower House committee debate today, dismissed the six impeachment requests against Vice-President Amado Boudou that followed his indictment in the Ciccone case.

  • 20/05/2014 | Argentina

    Mothers University nationalisation to be voted in Congress

    The project to nationalise the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo University that belongs to the renowned human rights organizations Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, will be discussed and voted in Congress, after kirchnerite MPs approved the project in both the Education and the Rights and Guarantees commissions of the Senate.

  • 21/05/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House debates informal job market bill

    Lawmakers were addressing a government-sponsored bill to tackle informal employment in a special Lower House session called by ruling party MPs.

  • 04/06/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich praises subsidy policies during Lower House briefing

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the government's stance on subsidies while revealing that new announcements concerning the struggling automotive industry would soon be made public, in a briefing to the Lower House marked by the absence of opposition lawmakers.

  • 24/04/2014 | Argentina

    Congress passes YPF deal

    Lower House passed the law to pay Spanish Repsol 5 billion dollars in bonds to compensate for the 2012 nationalization of Argentina's energy company YPF.

  • 24/04/2014 | Argentina

    Berni: Worldwide war on drugs has failed

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni believes that new methods for tackling narcotics and the drugs trade are now necessary, after asserting that efforts to eradicate the criminal industry have been a resounding failure.

  • 08/04/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House plenary session debates YPF-Repsol deal

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, the Legal and Technical Secretary Carlos Carlos Zannini, and the head of YPF Miguel Galuccio were attending today a plenary session held by the Energy and Budget committees at the Lower House to provide details about the agreement signed between the Argentine government and Spanish Repsol on YPF's expropriation.

  • 16/04/2014 | Argentina

    Labour bill aims at 28% of informal jobs for 2015

    The Kirchnerism-sponsored labour market bill aims at dropping unregistered jobs to 28 percent in 2015 following a personal “conviction” of President CFK, the head of ministers has stated.

  • 16/04/2014 | Argentina

    Victory Front MPs submit bill to regulate street protests

    The Victory Front Lower House caucus has submitted a bill to regulate street protests in a move that seeks to “guarantee and reinforce” the rights of citizens forced to deal with roadblocks and traffic chaos. The project bans the carrying of weapon by security forces during demonstrations too.

  • 01/03/2014 | Argentina

    President reproves teachers' strike threats that hold students 'hostage'

    Amid tense salary negotiations between the government and public teachers to decide this year’s wage hike, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner questioned strike threats by education unions. “The beginning of classes can not be so difficult due to salary talks,” she warned.

  • 01/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to activists: 'You are my weakness'

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  • 11/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says CFK to decide on Penal Code reform bill

    In a briefer-than-expected press conference, the cabinet chief ratified the overhaul of Argentina’s Penal Code is still a draft bill “under evaluation” and that it will be President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner who will decide whether to “submit” it to Congress.

  • 31/01/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich pledges to debate with opposition in Congress

    In his daily press briefing from the Government House, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said he will attend both houses of Congress in March and April to “discuss with political leaders, particularly with the opposition.”

  • 01/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK blames business leaders for rise in prices, accuse them of 'looters'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated the 132nd period of sessions of the National Congress. In a nationwide address, the head of state unveiled the government’s 2014 agenda and presented a balance of Kirchnerism’s 11-year rule. Activists gathered outside Parliament to welcome CFK.

  • 01/03/2014 | Argentina

    A self-critical Urribarri says gov't to 'correct what has to be corrected'

    Entre Ríos province Governor Sergio Urribarri questioned the opposition’s criticism of the federal government, affirming that the Kirchner administration "will correct what has to be corrected.”

  • 13/11/2013 | Argentina

    Drug-trafficking: Radical Party to summon Security chiefs Puricelli, Berni

    Radical Party (UCR) MP Ángel Bazze confirmed today that the opposition bloc will summon Security Minister Arturo Puricelli and his second-in-command Sergio Berni to address drug-trafficking at Parliament.

  • 27/11/2013 | Argentina

    Congress renewal: 21 elected senators took oath of office

    Prior to a new round of parliamentary debate over Argentina’s new Civil Code, 21 out of the 24 senators who were elected to Congress back in October’s midterms were sworn in this morning. Three legislators representing the province of Salta have been impeached and did not take oath of office.

  • 27/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich confirms he will brief lawmakers once a month

    After meeting with the heads of the different caucuses at the Senate, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, considered the meeting was “good and productive” and informed they agreed on a mechanism so he attends the Congress once a month to brief lawmakers on major national topics.

  • 12/09/2013 | Argentina

    Congress gives go-ahead to open-ended debt swap

    The Congress approved late last night a debt swap offering an unlimited time window for the remaining 7 percent of investors to restructure bonds left over from the country's 2002 default.

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    Kunkel questions opposition campaign 'promises'

    A more or less foregone scenario was how Victory Front MP Carlos Kunkel considered Sunday’s electoral results questioning the “promises” the opposition made to people during campaign and warning Kirchnerism managed to hold parliamentary control.

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    Massa-Macri political war begins in elections aftermath

    Political war has come to center stage after Sunday’s results giving Renewal Front head Sergio Massa a definitive win in BA province and a victory of its own to Mauricio Macri’s PRO party in Argentina’s capital city. Allies at campaign times, Massa and Macri have now turned into enemies ahead of the 2015 run.

  • 01/07/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA prosecutor ordered not to present findings to US congress

    Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor in charge of the AMIA bombing investigations, has been denied the opportunity to reveal his case findings, in which he accuses the Iranian regime of carrying out the attack, in front of the US Congress.

  • 14/07/2013 | Argentina

    Tundis: 'I don't know a thing about politics but I want to change history'

    Former Canal 13 journalist and Frente Renovador congressional pre-candidate Mirta Tundis explained her motivation to join the electoral race and admitted that “she doesn't know a thing about politics, but she wants to change history.”

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'With these results we could maintain or increase our majority in Congress'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said that the results obtained by the Victory Front in the PASO primary elections suggest that her party “may be able to maintain a majority in both houses of Congress.”

  • 16/05/2013 | Argentina

    Gay community launches anti-bullying campaign

    Homosexual Community of Argentina (CHA in Spanish) will launch an anti-“bullying” campaign tomorrow in Congress, covering issues on social inclussion, diversity, freedom and respect for differences, on the same day the world marks the International day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

  • 26/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Changing the face of Congress is imperative,' Lavagna says

    Former Economy minister Roberto Lavagna said that “it is imperative to change the face of Congress, especially in the Lower House”.

  • 05/06/2013 | Argentina

    After much debate, Lower House passes Fertility Bill

    After much anticipation, the Lower House passed a fertility bill on assisted and free access to reproductive technologies with 204 votes in favour, one against and ten abstentions from the PRO caucus.

  • 23/04/2013 | Argentina

    Justice reform: opposition sets up protest tent across from Congress

    Opposition set up a protest tent as they called for "an independent justice” in front of the Congress and waited for the lawmakers' decision on three crucial bills of the justice reform.

  • 26/04/2013 | Argentina

    Agustín Rossi defends judicial reform, apologizes for outburst

    The head of the Victory Front caucus in the Lower House, Agustín Rossi, came on stage today to defend the judicial reform fueled by the government asserting "it defends courteous values" adding some of the bills contained in the reform and debated in Congress "improve the transparency of the Judicial Branch."

  • 08/05/2013 | Argentina

    Complete text of the gov't's dollar-tax-whitewash bill (Spanish version)

    Read the complete text of the government-fueled bill which seeks to boost greenback reserves and the domestic real estate market.

  • 12/03/2013 | Argentina

    Lawmakers debate child labor, household jobs bills

    The Congress of Argentina is expected to address this afternoon two significant projects involving child labor legislation and the regulation of household jobs.

  • 13/03/2013 | Argentina

    Congress rejects Malvinas' referendum

    In the first ordinary session of the year, the Congress passed a rejection statement against the referendum that the British administration of Malvinas Islands carried out on March 10-11.

  • 16/04/2013 | Argentina

    Congress with focus on justice reform

  • 13/02/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA, DAIA 'strongly reject' Argentina-Iran accord before Congress

    The heads of the AMIA and DAIA Jewish umbrella organizations, Guillermo Borger and Julio Schlosser, strongly rejected the agreement signed between Argentina and Iran in order to create a truth commission looking to investigate the 1994 terrorist attack that left over 80 people dead.

  • 01/03/2013 | Argentina

    'We're willing to pay vulture funds but on equal conditions to other bondholders'

    During the opening of the 131st legislative sessions, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner defended her debt reduction policies and blasted the so-called vulture funds and multilateral organizations.

  • 01/03/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli blasts Macri in inauguration of legislative year

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli inaugurated the legislative year at the provincial Congress, where he criticized City Mayor Mauricio Macri by assuring that "by burrying garbage in the Province, anyone can have a 'Green City'."

  • 19/12/2012 | Argentina

    Lower House approves Human Trafficking bill

    The Lower House of Congress approved today the Human trafficking bill almost unanimously - 224 in favour and one abstained from voting.

  • 14/01/2013 | Argentina

    'Congress Index': 2012 Inflation hits 25.6%

    The inflation has climbed to 25.6 percent in 2012, two times the figures registered by the official data, according to the index presented by opposition lawmakers based in the analysis of nine private agencies.

  • 07/02/2013 | Argentina

    CFK sends Argentina-Iran agreement to Congress

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced she would send to Congress the recent agreement reached between Argentina and Iran in order to investigate the AMIA bombing in 1994, and assured that “the Argentine Justice will not be obstructed.”

  • 13/11/2012 | Argentina

    Congress Index: Inflation hits 1.8% in October

    Opposition lawmakers presented October’s inflation index based in the analysis of nine private agencies, which showed a 1.8 percent increase against the previous month.

  • 29/11/2012 | Argentina

    2013 to have 18 national holidays

    The Upper House of Congress today approved a bill stating that February 18th, 2013 will be a holiday to commemorate the bicentennary of the battle of Salta. Thus, next year will have a total of 18 holidays.

  • 13/12/2012 | Argentina

    'Congress Index': Inflation hits 1.8%

    Opposition lawmakers presented November's inflation rate based in the analysis of nine private agencies, which showed a 1.8 percent increase against the previous month.

  • 18/10/2012 | Argentina

    'Habitat law' bill preliminary approved by BA province congress

    Buenos Aires province Lower House of Congress preliminary approved the "Habitat Law" bill, which forces gated neighbourhoods to cede lands for the construction of houses of social plans.

  • 20/10/2012 | Argentina

    Scioli to present teen suffrage vote to BA province Legislature

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli is to present a bill in the next few days to lower the voting age to 16 to the provincial Legislature, in line with the initiative the Kirchnerite administration is pushing through Congress.

  • 01/11/2012 | Argentina

    Lower House rapidly clears 'per saltum' bill for debate

    Lower House lawmakers in the Constitutional Affairs and Justice committee rapidly approved the ‘per saltum’ bill in a morning session today and it has been cleared for debate, after it was passed yesterday 43 to 26 votes in the Senate.

  • 05/09/2012 | Argentina

    Congress passes bill declaring 9/24 a one-time national holiday

    The Upper House voted in favour of passing a bill declaring next Monday September 24th a one-time national holiday in order to commemorate the bicentennial of the Battle of Tucumán.

  • 03/10/2012 | Argentina

    Congress calls on Coast Guards to 'adapt their actions to democratic guidelines'

    Amidst the conflict triggered by the Coast Guard and Gendarmerie officials' claim, the pro-government bloc, along with other opposition blocs, summoned the heads of the Upper and Lower House of Congress to analyze the situation.

  • 11/10/2012 | Argentina

    'Congress Index': Inflation hits 1.9% in September

    Opposition lawmakers presented September’s inflation index based in the analysis of nine private agencies, which showed a 1.93 percent increase against the previous month.

  • 21/08/2012 | Argentina

    Civil Code reform hearings begin

    The Civil Code reform project triggered by the national government began today with a series of public hearings at the Congress’ Bicameral committee, and the presence of Justice Minister Julio Alak, who also gave an opening speech.

  • 21/08/2012 | Argentina

    Ex Ciccone take over bill cleared for debate

    The bill to take over the currency printing South American Values Company, formerly known as Ciccone, was cleared for debate by the Constitutional Affairs, Budget and General Legislation Committes, and will debated at the Lower House of Congress tomorrow.

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    Catholic Church ratifies 'concern' over Civil Code reform at Congress

    Monsignor José María Arancedo, chairman of the national Episcopate. qualified the rent of womb as "an insult to women's dignity," during the public hearing led by the bicammeral committee for the reform of the Civil and Penal Codes held at Congress.

  • 09/07/2012 | Argentina

    Obama challenges GOP to keep tax cuts for middle class

    US President Barack Obama called for a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year, seeking to steer the election-year debate away from high unemployment and portray himself as a champion of ordinary US citizens.

  • 10/07/2012 | Argentina

    Opposing factions within CGT announce separate election date

    The leaders of the factions within the CGT umbrella union that oppose Hugo Moyano, today announced that they will hold their own elections separately to the group that supports the union boss.

  • 17/08/2012 | Argentina

    Lower House's Kirchnerites call for special session over Ciccone

    The Lower House of Congress called for a special session for next Wednesday to debate the bill to take over the currency printing South American Values Company, formerly known as Ciccone, preliminary approved by the Senate last night.

  • 25/06/2012 | Argentina

    Regional leaders seek to boost Mercosur - China relations

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Chinese premier Wen Jiabao held a videoconference at the Government House with their Uruguayan and Brazilian counterparts, José Mujíca and Dilma Rousseff, as they sought to boost relations between the Mercosur trading bloc and China.

  • 25/06/2012 | Argentina

    Congress condemns ousting of Paraguay's Lugo

    During a special session in Congress on Monday in order to analyze the current situation affecting Paraguay, both houses passed a bill declaring that Argentina rejects “the interruption of the democratic order” in the neighbouring country.

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    Income tax: Lower House fails to reach quorum

    Opposition lawmakers did not manage to reach quorum today to begin a special session in which they were supposed to debate several bills related to the Income tax minimum floor, one of the issues that prompted today's national truck drivers' strike and march to Plaza de Mayo called by CGT's chief Hugo Moyano.

  • 04/05/2012 | Argentina

    'Spain needs to accept Argentina's sovereign decision,' Pichetto

    The head of the Senate's Victory Front bloc Miguel Angel Pichetto today stated that “Spain needs to accept the sovereign decision made by Argentina,” in reference to the expropriation of oil and gas giant YPF, which last night was approved by a wide majority in the Congress.  

  • 10/05/2012 | Argentina

    Congress index: inflation hits 2.16% in April

    Opposition lawmakers presented April’s inflation index based in the analysis carried out by private agencies, which showed 2.16 percent increase in comparison to the previous month.

  • 30/05/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina needs to go through process of de-dollarization,' Abal Medina

    While speaking before Congress, Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina said Argentina needs to go through a “de-dollarization” process and assured that “there is a segment of the Argentine population that has an obsessive-compulsive mania of thinking in dollars.”

  • 20/04/2012 | Argentina

    Menem: 'I will back YPF's expropriation'

    Former president Carlos Menem said today he will attend the Upper House debate on YPF's expropriation and back the national government's bill.

  • 03/05/2012 | Argentina

    Kirchnerite organizations celebrate YPF expropriation

    Kircherite organizations gathered outside Congress to celebrate the nationalization of YPF, which was approved by the Lower House shortly after 9.30 pm by a wide margin of votes. They are led by Vice-president Amado Boudou, Cabinet Chief Juan Abal Medina and the President's daughter, Florencia Kirchner.

  • 03/05/2012 | Argentina

    Domínguez highlights opposition support to approve YPF bill

    The head of the Lower House of Congress, Julián Dominguez, highlighted the support of the opposition lawmakers to approve the law that allows the expropriation of 51 percent of the YPF shares currently owned by Spain's Repsol.

  • 17/04/2012 | Argentina

    PRO party lawmaker's bloc rejects YPF expropriation

    The centre-right PRO party lawmaker’s bloc rejected last night the draft bill putting forth the expropriation of petrol company YPF, which was yesterday sent to the Congress by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 17/04/2012 | Argentina

    Economy Deputy-Minister Kicillof: 'We will not pay Repsol what they say'

    During today's debate held over the Repsol-YPF expropriation draft bill at the Upper House, Economy Deputy-Minister Axel Kicillof stated that "Argentina will not pay Repsol whatever amount they consider the company is worth", and remarked that the government's intervention on the oil and gas company will “review” the company's accounting documents as previous directors kept key data as “secret information” leaving a cloud of doubt over YPF’s real value.

  • 17/04/2012 | Argentina

    TEDxBA: Death as a constitutive part of life

    By Ana Patiño.-

    Doctor Hugo Dopaso made his way through the TEDx Buenos Aires and cast a positive light on death by urging people not to be afraid of it, but to accept it as part of our life. He also praised the Dignified Death draft bill being discussed in Congress, assuring that it is a “huge step for society.”

  • 18/03/2012 | Argentina

    Catholic Church says SC ruling on abortion 'bypasses Congress'

    The head of the Catholic Campus Ministry in Buenos Aires, Guillermo Marcó, continued to criticize the Supreme Court over its recent ruling in favour of legalizing abortions in case of rape and assured that the measure “legalizes abortion by bypassing Congress.”

  • 24/03/2012 | Argentina

    Lawmakers lead military coup 36th anniversary commemoration

    The Upper and Lower Houses of Congress held a joint special session to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the military coup. Lawmakers paid homage to the court members who led the trial against the military junta. The ceremony was led by Vice-President Amado Boudou. Thirty thousand people were kidnapped and murdered between 1976 and 1983.

  • 24/03/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina has a strong democracy,' lawmakers

    Before entering Congress to take part in the joint special session to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the military coup, lawmakers highlighted the fact that Argentina has a strong democracy.

  • 07/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK to send bill ratifying subway transfer to Congress

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced she will send a bill to Congress to ratify the agreement between the national and City governments regarding the transfer of the subway service

  • 13/03/2012 | Argentina

    After heated discussion, Senate clears subway draft bill for debate

    The draft bill ordering City Hall to honour its agreement with the National Government and accept the transfer of the subway management, as well as 33 bus lines and the Puerto Madero tram, was approved by three committees after a very heated debate and will be voted on the Senate floor on March 21st.

  • 14/03/2012 | Argentina

    Lower House approves CB charter reform bill

    In a general session, the Lower House passed a bill looking to amend the Central Bank's charter, which will be able to free up funds in order to pay off debt and cover the costs of the Treasury.

  • 14/02/2012 | Argentina

    Domínguez calls those who question lawmakers wage hike, 'hypocrites'

    The head of the Victory Front’s bloc in the Lower House Deputy Julián Domínguez labelled those who lashed out the over 100 percent Deputies and Senator salary increase, “hypocrites” today.

  • 01/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK defends subsidy scheme, praises Argentina's economic growth

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner gave the Congressional year opening speech for the 130th set of ordinary sessions in the Congress, in which she praised the Kirchnerite model and gave latest results and figures of her administration.

  • 07/03/2012 | Argentina

    Marcó del Pont: 'Central Bank's reform will help fight inflation'

    Central Bank Governor Mercedes Marcó del Pont today visited the Congress to deliver before three committees a report on a reform to the Central Bank's charter.

  • 21/12/2011 | Argentina

    Upper House approves 2012 Budget Law, economic bills

    The Upper House of Congress approved the 2012 Budget with 44 votes in favour and 26 against, and a package of economic bills sponsored by the government. Earlier, the controversial Farm Worker Statute that sparked Union protests was approved at the Senate with 68 votes in favor and one against from senator and former president Carlos Menem.

  • 21/12/2011 | Argentina

    Senate approves Farm Worker Statute, despite of protests

    The controversial Farm Worker Statute that sparked Union protests in several locations throughout the country this morning was approved at the Senate this afternoon with 68 votes in favor and one against from senator and former president Carlos Menem.

  • 22/12/2011 | Argentina

    Senate approves Newsprint, Land Ownership Bill

    The Upper House of Congress approved the Land Ownership bill with 62 votes in favour and 1 against. During the second day of the 48-hour marathon extraordinary session, the Senate also approved the controversial Newsprint bill which establishes that the printing and distribution of newsprint is of public interest.

  • 14/12/2011 | Argentina

    CGT lawmakers abstain from supporting CFK bill in Congress

    Lawmakers Facundo Moyano, Héctor Recalde and Omar Plaini, all members of the Kirchnerite caucus in the Lower House, abstained from signing a bill that looks to reform the statutes of rural workers, sent to Congress by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 15/12/2011 | Argentina

    Senate committee to debate 2012 Budget, Economic bills

    The Senate's Treasury and Budget Committee will start discussing today a set of bills that include key proposals from the government such as the Budget for 2012, an extension on the Economic Emergency Law and the validity of check and cigarette taxes, which were psased yesterday by the Lower House after a seven-hour debate.

  • 16/12/2011 | Argentina

    Land ownership bill passed at the Lower House

    The land ownership bill, a legislation aimed at restricting foreign ownership of rural land, was approved by the Lower House early on Friday with 153 in favour and 26 against the new law. The bill now moved to the Senate.

  • 12/12/2011 | Argentina

    Congress to discuss vital gov’t bills before the year is over

    Before the year is over, the Congress is expected to bring into appreciation vital pending government bills.

  • 12/12/2011 | Argentina

    Budget, tax and Economic emergency bills cleared for debate

    The Budget and Finance committee of the Lower House gave the green light for key government proposals to be debated at the parliament today.

  • 14/12/2011 | Argentina

    Bullrich accuses the gov’t of having a ‘military attitude’ towards the Congress

    Opposition lawmaker Patricia Bullrich accused the current administration today of having a “military attitude” and to put into work a “machine to get bills passed without debate,” she told a local radio station in a morning interview.

  • 06/12/2011 | Argentina

    Domínguez assures plurality in Congress is 'guaranteed'

    The newly appointed Lower House president, Julián Domínguez, assured that “plurality is guaranteed in Congress” and called for “everyone’s political commitment to guarantee everybody’s interests."

  • 11/12/2011 | Argentina

    Rossi plays down Moyano's absence during swearing-in ceremony

    The head of the Victory Front’s caucus in the Lower House, Deputy Agustín Rossi played down yesterday's absence of CGT boss Hugo Moyano during yesterday's swearing-in ceremony of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 12/12/2011 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández assures 2012 budget bill will be passed by next week

    Kichnerite Senator Aníbal Fernández assured this morning that the Victory Front’s caucus at the Upper House will do anything possible in order to get the 2012 budget passed by next week.

  • 02/11/2011 | Argentina

    Deputies divided as abortion bill moves in Congress

    Deputy Martín Sabatella came on stage to support yesterday’s Congressional Criminal Law Committee approval to a preliminary resolution to allow for a 12-week upper-limit abortion bill to move to the next stage, but the controversy is on as other lawmakers stand totally against it.

  • 30/11/2011 | Argentina

    Congress passes bill to make next February 27th. a national holiday

    Next year Argentina will see a total of eighteen holidays after Congress passed a bill that will make next February 27 a one-time-only national holiday in order to celebrate the creation and first swearing-in of the Argentine flag.

  • 01/12/2011 | Argentina

    CGT to insist on revenue-sharing bill in Congress

    The CGT umbrella union decided it will insist on having Congress debate a revenue-sharing bill, even though the initiative has already been rejected by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 15/09/2011 | Argentina

    Hebe de Bonafini: ‘Rats, snakes got together at Congress’

    The head of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Foundation, Hebe de Bonafini, considered that the visit of the organization’s former financial manager, Sergio Schoklender, to Congress brought together “the rats with the snakes.”

  • 28/09/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou: ‘Argentina’s has the second most important growth in the world'

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou’s presence in Congress marked the official start to the debate over the Budget bill that the Executive sent to lawmakers on September 15.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    'The Left needs a voice in the Congress,' Altamira

    The presidential candidate for the Workers Party, (Frente de Izquierda y los Trabajadores) Jorge Altamira, cast his vote this morning and remarked that more leftist members need to be instated in the Congress, “to be able to have a political voice in parliament.”   

  • 03/09/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't hopes 'opposition won't reject 2012's budget'

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou stated that the Government expects "to deal with a more serious opposition this year that won’t leave the country without a budget again,” while meeting with Bariloche businessmen affected by volcanic ash spewed by Chile’s Puyehue volcano.

  • 07/09/2011 | Argentina

    Congress passes Argentina's bid to join other nations in creation of Bank of the South

    Lawmakers in the Lower House passed the bill that supports the National Government’s bid to join other regional countries in the creation of the Bank of the South (Banco del Sur).

  • 15/09/2011 | Argentina

    Schoklender accuses SIDE of pressuring him to remain silent

    Mothers of Plaza de Mayo former financial manager Sergio Schoklender was questioned for more than two hours by opposition lawmaker, where he presented documents over the denounce made during this week. By the end of the encounter, Radical Party lawmakers asked to summon the head of the Foundation, Hebe de Bonafini.

  • 24/08/2011 | Argentina

    The Progressive Front launches its joint Congress bloc

    Progressive Front senators and lawmakers officially launched their caucus in both the Upper and Lower Houses, with the aim of expressing in Congress the ideas that “politically” represent them and gain power in light of the October elections.

  • 30/08/2011 | Argentina

    Human trafficking and rapist registry bills move forward in Upper House

    Two bills to fight against human trafficking and to create a national bank of genetic data linked to crimes against sexual integrity move forward in the Upper House.

  • 31/08/2011 | Argentina

    Upper House preliminary approves human trafficking and rapists registry bills

    The Upper House preliminary approved two bills regarding the fight against human trafficking and the implementation of a rapist registry. The bills seek to harden the penalties against those involved in human trafficking and to create a natiomal registry of genetic data that included information on those accused of rape. Now the bills be debated upon in the Lower House.

  • 12/07/2011 | Argentina

    According to the 'Congress index,' June inflation rate was 1.5%

    Opposition lawmakers announced that the inflation index measured by eight consulting agencies increased 1.5 percent in June. Indec national statistics bureau will announce the official inflation rate on Wednesday.

  • 03/08/2011 | Argentina

    Lower House approves 'economic emergency' bill for areas affected by ashes

    The Lower House of Congress resumed its sessions after the winter recess and approved the bill that declares the state of economic and social emergency in the area affected by the ashes of the Puyehue volcano.

  • 23/08/2011 | Argentina

    Church warns over 'consequences' of abortion's legalization

    The Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA) affirmed that if the Congress approves the law that legalizes abortion, it will generate “judicial, cultural and ethical consequences.”

  • 28/03/2011 | Argentina

    Congress summons Security Minister Nilda Garré

    During a meeting, the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Committees decided to summon Security Minister Nilda Garre in order to “ask her to explain the reasons why the government failed to comply with a court order that guaranteed the free distribution of newspapers.”

  • 01/04/2011 | Argentina

    Opposition considers increase of income tax floor 'a mockery'

    Members of the opposition considered the decision of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to increase the income tax floor by decree as a “mockery to the Congress, it’s embarassing.”

  • 13/04/2011 | Argentina

    Senate opposition fails to pass bill on APE's investigation

    The opposition in the Senate failed to pass a bill which intended to launch an investigation into alleged irregularities taking place between the Healthcare Services and the Special Programmes Administration (APE).

  • 22/01/2011 | Argentina

    ‘We must debate the juvenile criminal law in March,’ Rossi

    The head of the Lower House Kirchnerite bloc, Agustín Rossi, affirmed that “there is absolut coincidence in creating a new juvenile criminal law” and added that “we have to debate this issue at Congress in March.”

  • 23/02/2011 | Argentina

    CFK formally calls for Ordinary Sessions in Congress

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner formally announced the commencement of the schedule of sessions in Congress to begin on March 1, according to a decree published in the Official Gazette.

  • 16/03/2011 | Argentina

    Senate holds first ordinary session of the year

    The first Upper House ordinary session of the year began with caring words for the people of Japan and continued with the debate of non-controversial issues. Senators preliminary approved the bill that eliminates the payment of non-remunerative allocations in the salaries of private sector workers, but excludes public employees.

  • 18/09/2014 | World

    Obama says Congress vote shows Americans united against Islamic State

    President Barack Obama said on Thursday that strong bipartisan support in the US Congress for the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels showed Americans were united in the fight against Islamic State militants.

  • 16/10/2014 | World

    2nd US Ebola-infected nurse allowed on plane despite fever

    The United States congress will hold a hearing today on the the country's response to Ebola, with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas Frieden and other officials scheduled to testify.

  • 05/11/2014 | World

    After Republican rout, Obama tells voters: 'I hear you'

    US President Barack Obama acknowledged today that "Republicans had a good night" with sweeping election victories in Congress and said he got a message from voters that it was his responsibility to break a Washington gridlock.

  • 18/06/2014 | World

    In Washington, growing chorus calls for Iraq's Maliki to go

    President Barack Obama came under pressure from US lawmakers today to persuade Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to step down over what they see as his failed leadership in the face of an insurgency threatening his country.

  • 15/07/2014 | World

    Fed's Yellen says US recovery incomplete, defends loose policy

    The US economic recovery remains incomplete, with a still-ailing job market and stagnant wages justifying loose monetary policy for the foreseeable future, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told a Senate committee today.

  • 18/09/2014 | World

    US Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government

    The US Senate approved Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants today, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the radical group.

  • 13/03/2014 | World

    Pope invited to address US Congress

    US House Speaker John Boehner invited Pope Francis to address a joint session of Congress - an unprecedented event - during an expected visit to the United States next year.

  • 23/03/2014 | World

    US Congress Republicans want small arms sent to help Ukraine

    Republicans in the US Congress have urged the Obama administration to dispatch small weapons and other military equipment to aid Ukraine as Russian troops amassed at that country's eastern border.

  • 14/04/2014 | World

    US Congress estimates lower deficits for the next decade

    US budget deficits over the next decade will be $286 billion less than previously estimated, the Congressional Budget Office said today, attributing much of the decline to lower estimates of subsidy costs under President Barack Obama's health insurance reform law.

  • 12/02/2014 | World

    US Congress approves debt limit extension

    The US Congress has approved legislation to increase the country's debt limit for a year, bowing to Obama's demands for a debt limit increase without any conditions after a dramatic Senate vote.

  • 27/02/2014 | World

    US Federal Reserve's Yellen: Congress should look at bitcoin regulation

    The US Congress should look into legal options for regulating virtual currencies such as bitcoin, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said after Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox went dark leaving customers unable to access their accounts.

  • 07/11/2013 | World

    US Senate passes bill to ban discrimination against gay workers

    The Democratic-led US Senate passed a bipartisan bill to outlaw discrimination against gay workers, but the measure faces an uphill struggle in the Republican-led House of Representatives.

  • 13/01/2014 | World

    Obama urges Congress to avoid new sanctions on Iran

    President Barack Obama urged Congress to resist the temptation to approve new economic sanctions against Iran and said lawmakers instead should give diplomacy and peace a chance to work.

  • 14/01/2014 | World

    US Congress unveiles $1.1 trillion spending bill to prevent new shutdown

    Negotiators in the US Congress unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill that aims to prevent another government shutdown while boosting funding levels slightly for military and domestic programs - but not for "Obamacare" health reforms.

  • 17/10/2013 | World

    Obama says Americans 'completely fed up' with Washington

    President Barack Obama said today  that Americans are "completely fed up with Washington" a day after the latest fiscal crisis was narrowly averted and called for talks with Congress on the budget, immigration and farm legislation.

  • 23/10/2013 | World

    US House Republicans still want to delay Obamacare individual mandate

    US House of Representatives Republicans remain committed to seeking a delay in the provision in Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires uninsured Americans to buy health insurance coverage, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said.

  • 04/11/2013 | World

    US gay-rights bill clears Senate, House speaker opposes measure

    A bill to ban workplace discrimination against gays narrowly cleared a Republican procedural roadblock in the US Senate, just hours after the top Republican in Congress declared his opposition.

  • 14/10/2013 | World

    Obama hopeful as fiscal meeting nears with top lawmakers

    President Barack Obama said lawmakers appear to have made progress on a deal to reopen the government and avert a looming default today as he prepared to meet congressional leaders with a Thursday deadline drawing near.

  • 16/10/2013 | World

    US Congress ends default threat, Obama signs bill

    The US Congress yesterday approved an 11th-hour deal to end a partial government shutdown and pull the world's biggest economy back from the brink of a historic debt default that could have threatened financial calamity.

  • 16/10/2013 | World

    Obama says will sign bill immediately to reopen government

    President Barack Obama said he will sign legislation to reopen the US government and avert a debt default as soon as it reaches the White House.

  • 07/10/2013 | World

    'Obama won't negotiate under threat of debt default'

    White House officials were firm today that President Barack Obama would not negotiate with congressional Republicans under the threat of a debt default and repeated that it is up to Congress to raise the US borrowing cap.

  • 07/10/2013 | World

    Obama urges Congress to reopen government, avoid default

    President Barack Obama, in a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today to spotlight the loss of government services because of the shutdown, urged Congress to reopen government and raise the debt limit immediately.

  • 08/10/2013 | World

    Obama would veto bill for new deficit-reduction panel - White House

    US President Barack Obama would veto a bill by the House of Representatives that would create a bipartisan panel to make recommendations on reducing the country's deficit and debt limit.

  • 02/10/2013 | World

    Bank CEOs warn of consequences from US shutdown, default

    Chief executives from major financial institutions met with President Barack Obama and warned of "adverse" consequences if government agencies remain closed and if lawmakers failed to raise the US debt ceiling by mid-October.

  • 03/10/2013 | World

    Obama blames Republican 'obsession' for government shutdown

    President Barack Obama ridiculed House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner for refusing to allow a vote on a funding bill that would end a three-day government shutdown, saying the top Republican is in the grip of conservative "extremists."

  • 05/10/2013 | World

    Shutdown a 'brief disruption,' US state secretary Kerry says

    The partial shutdown of the US government, which entered its fifth day today, is a "momentary episode" and does not change the US commitment to Asia or elsewhere, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

  • 01/10/2013 | World

    US government shutdown starts, 1 million workers on unpaid leave

    The US government began a partial shutdown for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects.

  • 01/10/2013 | World

    Obama to gov't employees: 'shutdown completely preventable'

    President Barack Obama today told US government employees that the government shutdown was "completely preventable" and that he would try to get Congress to restart operations as soon as possible.

  • 02/10/2013 | World

    Obama cancels Asia trip to deal with budget impasse

    President Barack Obama today scrapped part of a long-planned trip to Asia and left the remainder of the trip in doubt as a US government shutdown went into a second day with no end in sight to the funding battle in Congress that triggered it.

  • 16/09/2013 | World

    Obama says will not negotiate with Congress on debt ceiling

    President Barack Obama said today he would not negotiate with Congress over whether to raise the US debt ceiling and chided Republicans for threatening to bring the government to a halt in an effort to repeal his signature healthcare reform law.

  • 30/09/2013 | World

    US gov't on brink of shutdown, Congress remains deadlocked

    US President Barack Obama has prepared Americans for what he called an "entirely preventable" government shutdown while urging Republicans in Congress to reach an 11th-hour deal to avoid economic harm.

  • 30/09/2013 | World

    US Senate again rejects House Republican spending bill

    For the second time today, the US Senate rejected an emergency funding bill approved by the House of Representatives that would have made major changes to the Obamacare healthcare law.

  • 31/07/2013 | World

    US releases documents on phone surveillance programs

    As US Congress increasingly scrutinizes surveillance programs, the US government today released declassified documents on the mass collection of telephone data in a rare glimpse into the world of intelligence gathering.

  • 29/08/2013 | World

    UK's Cameron loses parliamentary vote on Syria action

    British Prime Minister David Cameron lost a vital parliamentary vote meant to pave the way for Britain to join a looming military strike on Syria, in a move that appeared to all but rule out British involvement in such action.

  • 03/09/2013 | World

    Obama wins support from leaders in Congress for Syria military strike

    President Barack Obama urged quick congressional action authorizing the use of military force against Syria and won the support of leaders from both parties in the House of Representatives for limited strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

  • 26/02/2013 | World

    Bernanke says Fed stimulus benefits clear, downplays risks

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke strongly defended the US central bank's monetary stimulus before Congress today, easing financial market worries over a possible early retreat from bond buys.

  • 12/06/2013 | World

    NSA chief says US infrastructure highly vulnerable to cyber attack

    US critical infrastructure - which ranges from telecommunications to water to energy supplies - is not well prepared to handle a destructive cyber attack, the top US general in charge of cybersecurity said today.

  • 24/07/2013 | World

    White House says it expects Congress to pass immigration overhaul

    White House spokesman Jay Carney said today that he expects Congress will pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that President Barack Obama will sign into law.

  • 21/01/2013 | World

    US House Republicans seek vote to extend debt limit to May 19

    Republican leaders in the US House of Representatives have scheduled a vote on Wednesday on a nearly four-month extension of US borrowing capacity, but the bill does not specify a dollar amount.

  • 07/02/2013 | World

    Obama open to 'big deal' on budget, but wants revenues

    US President Barack Obama told congressional Democrats today he is willing to agree to a "big deal" with Congress on spending cuts and tax reforms to end uncertainty over the budget deficit, but insisted that new revenues be part of the package.

  • 03/01/2013 | World

    US House chooses Boehner as speaker again despite strains

    Despite a rocky few weeks during the "fiscal cliff" fight, John Boehner won re-election as speaker of the House of Representatives today and will again lead Republicans as they take on the White House over federal spending.

  • 11/01/2013 | World

    Obama to deliver state of the union speech February 12

    President Barack Obama will deliver his annual state of the union speech to Congress on February 12, just days before the Treasury could run out of funds to pay government bills.

  • 14/01/2013 | World

    Obama says refusal to lift debt ceiling would trigger economic chaos

    Obama, at a news conference, said the US economy was poised for a good year as long as Washington politics did not interfere.

  • 28/12/2012 | World

    Obama: 'modestly optimistic' fiscal cliff deal can be reached

    US President Barack Obama held out hope for a last-minute agreement to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of tax increases and spending cuts after a meeting with congressional leaders, scolding Congress for leaving the problem unresolved until the eleventh hour.

  • 29/12/2012 | World

    US Senate leaders work to avoid New Year's 'fiscal cliff'

    Congressional negotiators burrowed into their Capitol offices to see if they can stop the US economy from falling off of a "fiscal cliff" in just three days when the biggest tax increases ever to hit Americans in one shot are scheduled to begi

  • 02/01/2013 | World

    US House passes 'fiscal cliff' deal

    The United States averted economic calamity when lawmakers approved a deal to prevent huge tax hikes and spending cuts that would have pushed the world's largest economy off a "fiscal cliff" and into recession.

  • 11/07/2012 | World

    US House vote to repeal Obama healthcare law

    The Republican-led US House of Representatives, on a near party-line vote of 2 44- 1 85, passed a bill to repeal President Barack Obama's overhaul of the US healthcare system.

  • 12/11/2012 | World

    US Congress comes back to confront 'fiscal cliff'

    Amid a global fright over Washington's political brinkmanship, US lawmakers return to the capital tomorrow with a seven-week deadline to reach agreement on scheduled tax hikes and budget cuts that threaten to trigger another recession.

  • 20/12/2012 | World

    Boehner abandons fiscal cliff plan as Republicans defect

    US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner faced an embarrassing setback today when he failed to unite his Republican lawmakers behind an effort designed to extract concessions from President Barack Obama in year-end "fiscal cliff" talks.

  • 16/02/2012 | World

    New Jersey assembly OKs gay marriage; veto awaits

    The New Jersey Assembly passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage, sending the bill to Republican Governor Chris Christie, a possible vice-presidential candidate who has promised to veto the measure.

  • 17/02/2012 | World

    US arrests suspect in Capitol suicide attack plot

    An illegal immigrant from Morocco was arrested near the US Capitol after an undercover investigation into an alleged plot to carry out a suicide attack on the national landmark that houses Congress, US officials said.

  • 05/04/2012 | World

    Obama signs bill to boost business startups

    US President Barack Obama signed into law a bipartisan bill to kickstart small business growth and he promised rigorous oversight to make sure the measure does not harm investors, as critics have warned.

  • 17/01/2012 | World

    Hundreds of Occupy protesters rally at US Capitol

    Several hundred demonstrators with the Occupy movement rallied outside the US Capitol building to denounce what they called the influence of money in Congress.

  • 13/02/2012 | World

    Obama unveils US$3.8 trillion spending plan

    President Barack Obama called today for aggressive spending to boost growth and for higher taxes on the rich, laying out an election-year vision for the US in a budget that was criticized sharply by Republicans for failing to curb the deficit.

  • 14/02/2012 | World

    Obama 'hopeful' on payroll tax cut extension

    President Barack Obama said today he had seen "hopeful signs" that Congress would pass a payroll tax cut extension for the full year, as he kept pressure on lawmakers to take action he said was needed to keep the US recovery on track.

  • 23/12/2011 | World

    US Congress punts hard payroll tax work to 2012

    US President Barack Obama signed into law a two-month payroll tax cut extension, capping a year of fierce partisan combat over taxes and spending that will resume in January and play heavily in the 2012 elections.

  • 04/01/2012 | World

    Obama defies Republicans with consumer agency pick

    A defiant President Barack Obama said he will bypass Congress and install Richard Cordray as head of the country's new consumer financial watchdog, escalating an election-year fight with Republicans, who questioned the legality of the move.

  • 12/01/2012 | World

    Obama seeks $1.2 trillion debt limit hike

    US President Barack Obama formally notified Congress that he plans a $1.2 trillion increase in the US debt limit, setting the stage for Republicans to level election-year charges that deficits are out of control.

  • 13/09/2011 | World

    US Congress budget agency lowers economic outlook

    The US economy will grow slower than anticipated and joblessness will stay high as the fallout of the deepest recession since the Great Depression takes its toll, the Congressional Budget Office said today.

  • 21/11/2011 | World

    US deficit panel fails to reach deal

    A US congressional "super committee" failed to reach a deal on reducing federal government deficits, the co-chairs of the panel said.

  • 21/11/2011 | World

    Obama blames Republicans for debt panel failure

    US President Barack Obama blamed Republicans for a congressional committee's failure to reach a deficit-cutting deal and vowed to veto any attempt to water down automatic budget cuts that would kick in by early 2013.

  • 31/08/2011 | World

    After conflict, Obama to address Congress on September 8

    President Barack Obama agreed to unveil new jobs proposals in an address to Congress on September 8, bowing to pressure from Republicans, who objected to the original date set for his high-profile speech.

  • 02/09/2011 | World

    NYT editorial recommends Obama to look to Argentina 'for inspiration'

    An opinion editorial of the US newspaper The New York Times titled “Argentina’s turnaround tango” stated that President Barack Obama and the US Congress should look to Argentina “for inspiration” in economic policies issues. Nevertheless, the article also warned about the corruption and “government opacity“ of the Latin American country.

  • 08/09/2011 | World

    Boehner says Obama plan merits consideration

    John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, said on Thursday President Barack Obama's jobs proposals "merit consideration" and expressed hope both parties could work together.

  • 02/08/2011 | World

    Obama says more needed to boost US economy

    President Barack Obama said a just-passed bill to raise the US debt ceiling and cut spending was a first step toward ensuring the United States lives within its means but that more was needed to rebuild the world's largest economy.

  • 02/08/2011 | World

    Moody's confirms US rating at AAA, outlook negative

    Moody's Investors Service confirmed its AAA rating of the United States, citing the decision to raise the debt limit, but assigned a negative outlook to the rating, pressuring lawmakers to create a long-term fiscal consolidation plan.

  • 20/08/2011 | World

    Obama accuses Congress of holding back US recovery

    A vacationing US President Barack Obama accused Congress today of holding back the US economic recovery by blocking "common sense" measures he said would create jobs and help growth.

  • 11/07/2011 | World

    Obama wants largest possible deal in debt talks

    President Barack Obama said that congressional leaders will meet every day until the debt ceiling issue is resolved, adding that there is "a lot of work to do" to tackle the problem.

  • 14/07/2011 | World

    Bernanke: deep spending cuts could derail recovery

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Congress that overzealous cuts to government spending could derail an already fragile recovery and said a US debt default could wreak financial havoc.

  • 01/08/2011 | World

    US House passes debt bill, wards off default risk

    The House of Representatives approved a last-gasp deal to raise the US borrowing limit in a decisive step toward averting a catastrophic debt default by the world's largest economy.

  • 14/05/2011 | World

    Geithner warns of new recession without debt rise

    With the government about to hit its $14.3 trillion debt limit, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has warned of "catastrophic" consequences and a new recession if Washington is not able to borrow more.

  • 16/05/2011 | World

    US Senator: 'Some in Congress concerned over US-Pakistan ties'

    US Senator John Kerry said in Pakistan that some members of Congress were not confident that bilateral relations can be fixed after it was discovered that Osama bid Laden has spent years in the country.

  • 23/06/2011 | World

    Afghan drawdown creates risk, US military warns

    The US military warned that President Barack Obama's faster-than-expected drawdown in Afghanistan created new risks, even as commanders said they backed the strategy to start winding down the unpopular, nearly decade-old war.

  • 07/04/2011 | World

    Obama, Congress struggle to find budget deal to avoid shutdown

    President Barack Obama and congressional leaders failed to reach a deal but narrowed their differences in a bitter budget dispute that could lead to a government shutdown.

  • 09/04/2011 | World

    Late US budget deal avoids costly shutdown

    President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struck a last-minute budget deal yesterday to narrowly avert a government shutdown that would have hit the economy and idled hundreds of thousands of workers.

  • 14/04/2011 | World

    Budget vote shows challenge for Boehner, Obama

    US Congress approved a budget deal to avert a government shutdown, but mass defections in both parties highlighted the difficult fights ahead on spending and debt reduction.

  • 18/12/2010 | World

    US Congress votes to end ban on gays in military

    The US Congress voted to repeal the ban against gays serving openly in the military and sent the measure to President Barack Obama for his signature.

  • 05/01/2011 | World

    Republicans take over House, dilute cuts

    Republicans scaled back plans for deep cuts in government spending as they took power in the House of Representatives, diluting a key promise that helped them to victory in November's election.

  • 01/03/2011 | World

    Bernanke: oil prices could lead to weaker growth, higher inflation

    Offering no hint that he was considering cutting short the Fed's $600 billion stimulus, Bernanke told the Senate Banking Committee he saw increasing evidence that the US economic recovery was becoming self-supporting. At the same time, he warned job growth remains far too anemic.

  • 20/07/2014 | Latin America

    Santos opens 'Congress of peace,' urges deal with Colombia rebels

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened a new session of Congress today, calling on lawmakers to back government efforts to strike a peace deal with Marxist rebels to end 50 years of war.

  • 27/10/2014 | Latin America

    Vázquez takes 47.2% of vote, Broad Front controls Congress as Uruguay finishes count

    Uruguay's governing Broad Front confirmed their dominance of local politics and are likely to enjoy a parliamentary majority, after a presidential election that left Tabaré Vázquez as favourite to succeed party colleague José Mujica as head of state.

  • 11/11/2014 | Latin America

    San Luis to host Mercosur health congress

    The San Luis province is ready to kick off the 7th edition of the Mercosur Multidisciplinary Congress of Community Health to take place on November 13-15 under the slogan “Health fields. Towards the construction of a strategic thinking for the Mercosur.”

  • 10/03/2014 | Latin America

    Colombia congress vote almost assures Santos lead in presidential ballot

    Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos heads into presidential elections for a second straight term with his lead all but certain, even while seats for his ruling coalition were trimmed in a congressional vote that cemented his fiercest rival as the main opposition, results showed today.

  • 18/03/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuelan Congress seeks inquiry of protest leader Machado

    Venezuela's Congress today requested a criminal investigation of opposition deputy Maria Corina Machado for crimes including treason in relation to her involvement in anti-government protests that have left at least 28 dead.

  • 28/05/2014 | Latin America

    US House passes bill seeking Venezuela sanctions

    The US House of Representatives passed legislation today, to impose sanctions on Venezuelans responsible for human rights abuses during anti-government protests, despite Obama administration worries that they could threaten talks seeking to ease the unrest.

  • 20/02/2013 | Latin America

    Ecuador's Correa vows to make socialist revolution 'irreversible'

    Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said his party likely won three-quarters of the seats in Congress in last weekend's election and vowed today to "steamroll" through reforms that will make his socialist model irreversible.

  • 14/06/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela considers taking bottles from babies' mouths

    Venezuela's Congress will discuss legislation next week that would prohibit bottle feeding of infants to try to encourage breast feeding and reduce the use of baby formula, said a lawmaker of the ruling Socialist Party.

  • 02/10/2013 | Latin America

    Brazilian police stop Indigenous People from storming Congress

    Brazilian police used pepper spray to stop hundreds of protesting Indigenous People from storming Congress, clamping down on the second day of indigenous rights marches.

  • 12/12/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay Congress approves gay marriage law

    The Chamber of Deputies approved the measure after eight hours of debate, with 81 votes in favor out of 87 legislators present. The result was greeted with thunderous applause from around 200 activists watching from the gallery.

  • 15/01/2013 | Latin America

    Maduro stands in for Venezuela's ailing Chávez in key speech

    Venezuelan Vice President Nicolás Maduro gave a brief state of the nation address today in place of his ailing boss, Hugo Chávez, who has not been seen in public since going to Cuba for cancer surgery more than a month ago.

  • 04/02/2013 | Latin America

    Brazilian Congress elects leaders probed for corruption

    The lower chamber of Congress voted overwhelmingly today for Henrique Alves to become its speaker, even though he is under investigation for graft. The selection of Alves came after the Senate chose a new leader who is also accused of corruption.

  • 04/09/2012 | Latin America

    Chile's Congress approves tax reform to overhaul schools

    Chile's Congress approved major changes in tax laws aimed to provide funds for an overhaul of the nation's protest-hit schools, handing unpopular President Sebastian Piñera a welcome victory a month from municipal elections.

  • 11/10/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico passes law to combat cartel money laundering

    Mexico's Congress approved a long-awaited law to crack down on money laundering in a bid to attack the finances of the country's powerful drug cartels.

  • 22/11/2012 | Latin America

    Mexican president wants to change his country's Mexico

    Mexican President Felipe Calderón has one non-urgent item pending on his agenda in the dying days of his presidency - he wants to change his country's name.

  • 16/11/2011 | Latin America

    Nicaragua's Ortega will have big majority in Congress

    Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega will enjoy an overwhelming congressional majority in his third term in office, giving his party the power to change the constitution without needing opposition support.

  • 23/07/2012 | Latin America

    Peru's Humala shuffles cabinet to calm protests

    President Ollanta Humala named human rights lawyer Juan Jimenez prime minister as the Peruvian leader shuffled his cabinet to calm a wave of violent anti-mining protests.

  • 22/08/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico's new rulers win one more Congress seat in final result

    Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and its Green Party allies will have 241 of 500 seats in the lower house of Congress, one more than originally projected after the July 1 election, final results obtained showed

  • 14/07/2011 | Latin America

    Paraguayan Congress rejects reelection reform bid

    Paraguay's opposition-controlled Congress rejected a constitutional reform that would have let leftist President Fernando Lugo run for re-election.

  • 07/11/2011 | Latin America

    Ruling party, opposition urge Peru VP to resign

    Peruvian lawmakers said that Vice-President Omar Chehade should resign as soon as possible over corruption allegations to put an end to the first political scandal of Ollanta Humala's young presidency.

  • 15/11/2011 | Latin America

    Peru panel votes to suspend VP from Congress

    The ethics committee in Peru's Congress voted to suspend Vice President Omar Chehade from the legislature over corruption allegations, racheting up pressure on him to resign from both posts.

  • 17/02/2011 | Latin America

    Clown Brazilian congressman messes up first vote

    A clown turned politician, who won a seat in Brazil's Congress by a landslide has stayed true to his former profession by accidentally messing up his first vote.

  • 17/04/2011 | Latin America

    Cubans welcome Castro call to limit leaders' terms

    Cuba will consider placing term limits on its leaders to assure new blood in the goverment, President Raúl Castro said in a speech kicking off a Communist Party congress on the island he and his brother led for more than five decades.

  • 10/06/2011 | Latin America

    Brazil's Rousseff replaces congressional liaison

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made the second key change of the week in her cabinet, her office said, a move aimed at improving strained ties with allies in Congress.

  • 16/01/2012 | Sports

    FIFA urges Brazil to pass World Cup bill

    Brazil had been demanding too much in negotiating the conditions for hosting the 2014 World Cup but a legal dispute should be settled within days, FIFA said.

  • 22/07/2014 | Sports

    Sabella on contract renewal: ‘I have not decided yet’

    Alejandro “Pachorra” Sabella will announce next week if he continues as Albiceleste coach or not, he revealed today while receiving an award for “Effort and team work in the National football team” at National Congress in Buenos Aires City.

  • 28/09/2011 | Economy

    Boudou goes to Lower House

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou will formally present and defend the 2012 draft Budget at the Lower House of Congress today.

  • 26/02/2013 | Argentina

    Deal with Iran cleared for debate at Lower House

    The bilateral accord between Argentina and Iran to investigate the 1994 AMIA bombing was cleared for debate by the Lower House committees and will be discussed tomorrow at the floor. Earlier, Timerman clashed with opposition lawmakers during his briefing over the case.

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