Debt Ceiling http://wkms.org en Whitfield Says He'll Vote for Senate Plan to Reopen Government and Avoid Debt Ceiling http://wkms.org/post/whitfield-says-hell-vote-senate-plan-reopen-government-and-avoid-debt-ceiling <p></p><p>Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-01) will vote in favor of a bipartisan Senate plan that will reopen the U.S. Government and increase the U.S. debt limit. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:05:48 +0000 Chad Lampe 35784 at http://wkms.org Whitfield Says He'll Vote for Senate Plan to Reopen Government and Avoid Debt Ceiling Governor Steve Beshear: Federal Budget Deal Kicks 'Can Down the Road' http://wkms.org/post/governor-steve-beshear-warns-kentuckians-and-congress-why-federal-shutdown-should-not-happen <span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT &#8212; Kentucky </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:10:03 +0000 Devin Katayama 35773 at http://wkms.org Governor Steve Beshear: Federal Budget Deal Kicks 'Can Down the Road' As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, Shutdown http://wkms.org/post/senate-leaders-announce-budget-deal <strong>Update at 10:18 p.m.: House Approves Bill: </strong><p>The crisis is over. With about two hours before the country reached the debt ceiling, the House has approved the bill and it is now it's way to the White House. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:35:49 +0000 Scott Neuman 35765 at http://wkms.org As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, Shutdown How The Debt Limit Became 'A Nuclear-Tipped Leverage Point' http://wkms.org/post/how-debt-limit-became-nuclear-tipped-leverage-point Political battles over the debt limit have been around nearly as long as the law passed by Congress in 1917 that set a statutory limit for how much debt the Treasury could accrue.<p>Since then, Congress has had to increase that limit on more than 100 occasions — and 40 of those times, lawmakers have tried to tie strings to raising the debt ceiling. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 07:23:00 +0000 David Welna 35674 at http://wkms.org How The Debt Limit Became 'A Nuclear-Tipped Leverage Point' After White House Meeting, Both Sides Agree To Keep Talking http://wkms.org/post/house-republicans-propose-deal-debt-ceiling-more-talk-shutdown <h6><strong>This post was last updated at 7:19 p.m. ET.</strong></h6><p>After an hour-long meeting with President Obama, Republicans said they have agreed to keep talking, in hopes of bridging a gulf that has already led to a government shutdown and is threatening the first default in U.S. history.<p>House Speaker John Boehner and 19 other Republicans came to the White House meeting with an offer to pass a temporary extension of the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling in exchange for substantive negotiations with Democrats on other fiscal matters. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:31:48 +0000 Scott Neuman 35606 at http://wkms.org After White House Meeting, Both Sides Agree To Keep Talking Yarmuth Says Boehner Needs To Rely On Democratic Votes To Avoid Debt Default http://wkms.org/post/yarmuth-says-boehner-needs-rely-democratic-votes-avoid-debt-default <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky&#39;s </span>3rd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District U.S. Congressman John </span>Yarmuth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> believes House Speaker John Boehner </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;could bring a quick end to the partial government shutdown that began&nbsp;Tuesday. The Jefferson County Democrat appeared Thursday on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Insight Cable&rsquo;s Pure Politics</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s only one way that this impasse can be avoided and that&rsquo;s if Speaker Boehner decides that he can rely on democratic votes and combined with republican votes to get the government functioning again and also to defaulting on our debts as a nation which will happen in a couple of weeks if we don&rsquo;t act,&quot; said Yarmuth.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yarmuth said the continuing resolutions House Republicans have been approving to fund parts of the government are a waste of time.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:28:48 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 35456 at http://wkms.org Yarmuth Says Boehner Needs To Rely On Democratic Votes To Avoid Debt Default Paul To Introduce Bill Directing Priorities if Debt Ceiling Not Raised http://wkms.org/post/paul-introduce-bill-directing-priorities-if-debt-ceiling-not-raised <p></p><p>Senator Rand Paul is upset President Barack Obama will not debate spending cuts in talks over raising the debt ceiling. Many Republicans have threatened to block any increase in the nation's debt unless the president agrees to cut the budget elsewhere. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:59:11 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 27019 at http://wkms.org Paul To Introduce Bill Directing Priorities if Debt Ceiling Not Raised Congressman Whitfield's Full Interview Includes: Dispute with Corp, Gun Laws, Debt Ceiling http://wkms.org/post/congressman-whitfields-full-interview-includes-dispute-corp-gun-laws-debt-ceiling <p></p><p></p><p>Kentucky First District Congressman Ed Whitfield (R) says he’s against closing off waters close to Cumberland River dams to boaters and fisherman. Army Corp of Engineers officials say the restrictions would include closing off 400 feet of water upstream and 700 downstream from Barkley Dam.</p><p>Congressman Whitfield says the enforcement changes are unnecessary. He says,</p><p><em>“There have been like three deaths since ’96 and there’s been one death at Barkley. The goal is no deaths. But there has not been any number of deaths or increase in dangerous activity or deaths to justify changing this management plan.”</em></p><p>The Corps of Engineers says the access restrictions are already part of their river management plan, but have not been enforced. Whitfield says he plans to meet with the head of the Corps early next month to request that they don't change the management plan and allow boaters to fish near the dams.</p><p><strong>Gun Control</strong> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:20:28 +0000 Chad Lampe 26943 at http://wkms.org Congressman Whitfield's Full Interview Includes: Dispute with Corp, Gun Laws, Debt Ceiling