News Roundup: Lobbying Against Sequester Cuts To Disabled Workers
Welcome back Alleyites. Here's what we're reading this fine morning-of-Thanksgiving eve.
Lobbyists are trying to sound the alarm on sequestration defense cuts that would affect a federal program that funds jobs for severely disabled Americans. And they're going the "soft" message route, Roll Call reports.
When it comes to tax rates on the wealthiest Americans, Republican House Whip Kevin McCarthy says there's daylight between President Obama and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. To which Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., laughs and says Obama and Pelosi "are reading from the same page," The Hill reports.
Gay marriage advocates won big in in 2012 and they've identified states where they think gay marriage will be legalized by 2014: Oregon, Rhode Island, Delaware, Minnesota, Colorado, Hawaii and New Jersey, Politico reports.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was reportedly going to break his silence by hopping on a call this morning with his Chicago and D.C. staffers, but it was quickly cancelled, CBS Chicago reports.