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June 09, 2015
Showdown begins in Senate over defense spending
A Senate panel approved a $575.9 billion defense spending bill on Tuesday, but its fate is uncertain as lawmakers argue over ...
June 04, 2015
GOP-led House votes to keep restrictions on travel to Cuba
House Republicans voted Thursday to keep restrictions on Americans seeking to travel to Cuba, a setback to Obama ...
June 02, 2015
Report of rampant airport security failures not a first
Think you're safe on a plane? Federal undercover investigators who sneaked prohibited items with alarming ease past Homeland ...
June 02, 2015
Copper thefts from the rails rise with price of the metal
Longtime New York City subway cops have seen copper thefts before, but last week's heist on a stretch of open-air tracks was ...
May 21, 2015
Senate Democrats demand more money for Amtrak repair backlog
Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion ...
May 20, 2015
China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals
If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is ...
May 19, 2015
Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd crew member in locomotives
The union for Amtrak's locomotive engineers urged the railroad on Tuesday to put a second crew member at the controls of ...
May 15, 2015
House panel to hold Amtrak hearing; Schumer blasts Boehner
A U.S. House committee announced Friday it would hold a hearing on the deadly Amtrak crash while U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer ...
May 14, 2015
House speaker decries 'stupid question' about Amtrak funds
House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that this week's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't caused by a lack of federal funds and ...
May 14, 2015
Senate puts trade bill back on track
In a burst of bipartisanship, the Republican-controlled Senate put President Barack Obama's trade agenda back on course ...
May 11, 2015
5 things to know about trade as Senate debate begins
President Barack Obama's bid for new trade agreements faces big tests in Congress this week, mostly from his fellow Democrats
May 11, 2015
Dems claim recruiting successes in bid to retake Senate
Senate Democrats are claiming early success in recruiting strong candidates in Republican-held states as they fight to retake ...
April 30, 2015
Fee proposed on rail cars that haul oil, other flammables
U.S. senators from six states on Thursday proposed that the government charge companies a special fee to ship oil, ethanol ...
April 29, 2015
GOP unveils budget plans in face of Obama opposition
Republicans controlling Congress Wednesday unveiled a budget plan for the upcoming year and beyond, setting up a ...
April 28, 2015
Murray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground
There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray. The Washington state Democrat, ...
April 22, 2015
Obama trade agenda wins Senate round, but House fights loom
President Barack Obama's trade agenda narrowly passed an initial Senate test late Wednesday, but many fellow Democrats hope ...
April 21, 2015
Obama: Democratic critics of his trade agenda are 'wrong'
President Barack Obama hit back at fellow Democrats who oppose his trade initiatives Tuesday, saying they have their facts ...
April 14, 2015
This year's fight for the tech industry: Patent trolls
The same week that Alex Haro and Chris Hulls raised $50 million for their mobile app, Life360, the business partners got a ...
April 13, 2015
5 things to know about Congress' return from a 2-week break
Congress reconvenes Monday after a two-week recess, and plunges immediately into a fierce debate over how to control Iran's ...
April 11, 2015
Break over, Congress faces fights over Medicare, Iran, Lynch
Racing the calendar, Senate leaders are pushing toward congressional approval of a bipartisan compromise that reshapes how ...