Bill Takes Aim at S.E.C. Waivers for Firms That Broke Law

The Securities and Exchange Commission faces new pressure from Congress to make it harder for lawbreaking companies to hold on to important privileges that help them raise money in the markets. Representative Maxine Waters, Democrat of California, is set to announce on Tuesday legislation that takes aim at how the commission grants the privileges. The […]

Congress to Weigh a Plan to Protect Medicare Fees and Children’s Insurance

WASHINGTON — Lobbyists will descend on Congress this week as lawmakers near a bipartisan agreement to finance health care for the oldest and youngest Americans, by revamping the payment of doctors under Medicare and by extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The agreement, negotiated by Speaker John A. Boehner and the House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi, […]

Obama Praises Affordable Care Act on Its 5th Birthday

WASHINGTON — President Obama marked the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act by mocking the law’s longtime critics as wrong about their predictions that its passage would doom America’s health care system. In an event at the White House on Wednesday, Mr. Obama said the law had decreased the ranks of the uninsured by […]