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US votes to lift crude oil export ban

US votes to lift crude oil export ban

The Republican-controlled US House of Representative has passed a bill to lift a 40-year long ban on crude oil exports, raising the possibility of a confrontation with the White House which has threatened to veto it.

US Senate passes spending bill, ends govt shutdown threat

The bill, which narrowly cleared the House of Representatives on Thursday and survived a series of procedural hurdles to pass the Senate 56 vote to 40 on Saturday.

Congress passes USD 1.1 trillion spending bill

The US Senate has passed the USD 1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that eliminates the threat of another government shutdown at least until October and puts conditions on Pakistan for continuation of aid.

US can pay bills until early March: Treasury

The United States will run out of money to pay its bills by early March if Congress does not raise the nation`s borrowing limit, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Thursday.

Obama urges Senate to pass immigration overhaul bill

US President Barack Obama on Saturday urged lawmakers to pass an immigration overhaul bill that the Senate is due to debate this week, saying that it was "commonsense" though not perfect.

US cuts $800 million aid to Pakistan

A Congressional Committee in its budgetary proposals for the year 2013 has prohibited economic and security assistance to Pakistan.

US Bill links Pak aid to terror war cooperation

A Congressional Committee in its budgetary proposals for the year 2013 has prohibited economic and security assistance to Pakistan.

US Congress ends bitter tax battle with bill passage

Congress ended a three-month battle on Friday by passing legislation to extend a tax cut for 160 million workers, a boon for both the economy and Democratic President Barack Obama in this election year.

Victorious Obama signs bill to extend payroll tax credit

Obama signed the bill within hours of the Congress passing it after it was held up for days by the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives.

US Bill imposes restrictions on military assistance to Lanka

A bill passed by the US House
of Representative on Friday imposed restrictions on US military
assistance to Sri Lanka.