In today's Problem-Solver's Daily, Rep. Himes calls for solutions, presidential candidates use jobs numbers to campaign, and the fiscal cliff approaches.
August 4, 2012 | in Problem-Solver's Daily, Congressional Gridlock, Rep. Himes, Fiscal Cliff
America is staring down a November election, lame-duck session and end-of-year fiscal cliff. When the new year strikes, our problems will only be bigger. So what happens in January, when a new group of leaders comes into power?
In today's Problem-Solver's Daily Congress punts on critical decisions, Sen. Daniel Inouye comes out in favor of filibuster reform, judicial gridlock continues, Freakonomics supports question time for the president, and useless hyper-partisan rhetoric continues on the campaign trail.
In today's Problem-Solver's Daily, Senator Dick Durbin is optimistic on a deal to avoid the sequester, baby boomers present future challenges for the country, and members in the House of Representatives vote on an extension of the Bush tax cuts.