Written with Chelsea Mes
The end of Saturday mail deliveries may be announced today as Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe outlines changes necessary to addresses a $15.9 billion loss in the most recent fiscal year.
The Republicans’ quest to gain a greater share of the Hispanic vote continues today as Ed Gillespie, the former national Republican Party chairman, announces the expansion of a campaign to increase the number of Hispanic state legislators, Bloomberg reported. The initiative begins the same day a Washington Post poll finds support for President Barack Obama’s immigration policies have jumped to 49 percent from just 38 percent six months ago.
The first in a series of hearings on the Federal Housing Administration begins in the House, possibly leading to legislation to overhaul the government’s role in housing finance. The financially-troubled FHA may require a Treasury subsidy for the first time since its inception in the 1930s, Bloomberg reported.
Senate Democrats will weigh a strategy to postpone automatic spending cuts set to take effect March 1 during their retreat in Annapolis. Obama will stop by to offer a pep talk.