debt ceiling http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Discussion: U.S. Representative Lacy Clay Comments On Debt Ceiling, Shutdown & More http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-us-representative-lacy-clay-comments-debt-ceiling-shutdown-more <p>Amidst the dual crises of the partial government shutdown and the swiftly approaching debt limit, Congressman Lacy Clay (D - St. Louis) is addressing the inaction and hearing from constituents.</p><p>Before traveling back to D.C. for an evening meeting of the House, Clay stopped by St. Louis Public Radio to discuss the latest on Capitol Hill with <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> host Don Marsh.</p><p>Here&#39;s what he had to say on the partial government shutdown, the debt ceiling and more.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>On the inaction of Congress:</strong></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:16:50 +0000 Camille Phillips 30648 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: U.S. Representative Lacy Clay Comments On Debt Ceiling, Shutdown & More Discussion: What Impact Will The Government Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Have On The St. Louis Economy? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-what-impact-will-government-shutdown-debt-ceiling-have-st-louis-economy <p>Hundreds of thousands of government employees went on furlough today, as the federal government began a partial shutdown. Thousands of those employees live and work in the St. Louis region. Meanwhile the debt ceiling deadline looms.</p><p>What kind of economic impact will the shutdown and debt ceiling have on the St. Louis region?</p><p><em>St. Louis on the Air</em> host Don Marsh spoke with economist Howard Wall, Colonel Kyle Kremer, Commander of the 375th Air Mobility Wing at Scott Air Force Base, and St. Louis Beacon reporter Jason Rosenbaum to find out.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:05:23 +0000 Camille Phillips 30325 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: What Impact Will The Government Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Have On The St. Louis Economy? Durbin: Tax Reform Should Be Part Of Debt-Ceiling Talks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/durbin-tax-reform-should-be-part-debt-ceiling-talks <p></p><p>With a deal to avoid drastic spending cuts behind them, members of Congress are gearing up for what could be another grueling round of negotiations over the federal debt-ceiling.</p><p>U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says members need to get to the bargaining table early this time.</p><p>The number two Democrat in the Senate told CNN’s Candy Crowley Sunday that he really doesn’t want to see a sequel to the so called “fiscal cliff” negotiations.</p> Sun, 06 Jan 2013 19:39:29 +0000 Tim Lloyd 8068 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Durbin: Tax Reform Should Be Part Of Debt-Ceiling Talks Blunt blames Democrats for failed balanced budget amendments http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-blames-democrats-failed-balanced-budget-amendments <p>Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says the failure of two balanced-budget amendments today shows Senate Democrats aren&rsquo;t serious about dealing with the deficit.</p><p>The defeat of both bills &ndash; one from Democrats, one from Republicans &ndash; ends the current push to force a yearly balanced budget from Congress. &nbsp;Blunt, who voted for the Republican-backed bill, says the fact that neither party could pass their amendment speaks to the heart of the Senate&rsquo;s disfunction.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:59:35 +0000 Joseph Leahy 2680 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt blames Democrats for failed balanced budget amendments McCaskill "embarrassed" by actions of Congress during debt ceiling debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-embarrassed-actions-congress-during-debt-ceiling-debate <p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri says she was embarrassed by the actions of Congress during the recent debt ceiling debate.</p><p>McCaskill visited a number of manufacturers around the state this week to learn how to create more jobs and stop work from being shipped overseas. And she says she got an earful from constituents upset with Congress&#39; inability to compromise on extending the debt ceiling.</p> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 19:00:25 +0000 Bill Raack 1860 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill "embarrassed" by actions of Congress during debt ceiling debate Missouri's senators back controversial debt measure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-senators-back-controversial-debt-measure <p>&nbsp;Both of Missouri&rsquo;s U.S. senators today supported the emergency bill that averts a first-ever government default. The measure, which was the source of months of contentious and partisan debate, raises the nation&rsquo;s debt ceiling. Republican Senator Roy Blunt says he voted for the bill because it&rsquo;s a good first step to rein in federal spending.</p> Tue, 02 Aug 2011 22:06:07 +0000 Bill Raack 1792 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri's senators back controversial debt measure President signs bipartisan debt ceiling plan into law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/president-signs-bipartisan-debt-ceiling-plan-law <strong>Update at 2:07 p.m. ET. President Signs Bill: </strong><p>President Obama has signed into law a bi-partisan bill that raises the debt ceiling and avoids a government default that analysts as well as the White House warned could have had catastrophic effects on the American economy.<p>Earlier today, the Senate voted 74-26 to send the bill to the president's desk. Tue, 02 Aug 2011 18:29:59 +0000 Eyder Peralta 1788 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org President signs bipartisan debt ceiling plan into law President Obama speaks on status of debt ceiling negotiations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/watch-live-president-obama-speaks-status-debt-ceiling-negotiations <p>President Obama spoke this morning regarding the status of the debt ceiling negotiations.</p><p>In case you missed his remarks or would like to review them, see this <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/07/29/138816112/coming-up-obama-on-debt-ceiling-status">live-blog of the news conference via NPR&#39;s &quot;The Two-Way.&quot;</a></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 14:37:05 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio 1760 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org President Obama speaks on status of debt ceiling negotiations St. Louis-area voters feel frozen out by debt debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-area-voters-feel-frozen-out-debt-debate Rep. Todd Akin's constituents want to see a deal putting an end to the debt-ceiling debate, but not just any deal.<p>Despite party pressures, the Missouri Republican is planning to vote against Speaker John Boehner's latest proposal to lift the debt ceiling. It doesn't do enough to "address the spending problem," according to Akin's spokesman Steve Taylor.<p>That position is not likely to hurt him at home. Akin represents Missouri's 2<sup>nd</sup> district, a conglomeration of conservative voting precincts stretching from suburbs west of St. Louis on north into more rural Lincoln County. Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:41:38 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 1753 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis-area voters feel frozen out by debt debate Blunt, McCaskill share views on debt-ceiling plans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-mccaskill-share-views-debt-ceiling-plans <p>Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri says Republicans need to offer more compromise regarding a plan on how to handle raising the debt ceiling.</p><p>McCaskill says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid&#39;s proposal includes spending cuts larger than the rise in the debt ceiling and no increased taxes.</p><p>She says those were the requirements Speaker of the House John Boehner put forward at the start of the debate. But he has come up with his own plan that McCaskill says is similar, but with a catch.</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 20:12:21 +0000 Johanna Mayer 1749 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt, McCaskill share views on debt-ceiling plans