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February 05, 2016
In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees
If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almost sure to sail through the Senate. If not, you're likely ...
February 04, 2016
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint
Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked ...
January 28, 2016
Senate Dems pitch $400 million fix for lead pipes in Flint
Senate Democrats on Thursday proposed up to $400 million in emergency federal aid to Flint, Michigan, half of what the ...
January 27, 2016
Sen. Manchin joins growing opposition to FDA nominee
Add West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to the growing list of lawmakers vowing to block President Barack Obama's nominee to head ...
January 25, 2016
Democratic senator blocks Obama's pick to head FDA
A Democratic senator said Monday he is blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration as ...
January 10, 2016
Ranchers' cause, not tactics, gains support in GOP circles
Republicans have widely condemned the armed standoff by a group of ranchers to reclaim federal land in eastern Oregon, but ...
December 31, 2015
Obama, lawmakers see centennial as chance to boost parks
Under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the nation prepared for the 50th birthday of the National Park Service with a spending ...
December 17, 2015
The Latest: Brother of victim blasts decision to free men
The latest in the case of the Fairbanks Four, or the four indigenous men convicted in the 1997 beating death of a teenager ...
December 17, 2015
Legislation includes 'Frankenfish' labeling provisions
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has gotten language into a major spending and tax package that would not allow the sale of ...
December 17, 2015
Budget deal bill boosts oil exports, renewable energy
Republicans are welcoming the likely demise of a 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports in the massive year-end spending and ...
October 30, 2015
Budget agreement forces new look at oft-panned proposals
The big budget deal that the White House is so happy about contains a couple of items that President Barack Obama or other ...
October 01, 2015
Senate panel votes to lift 40-year-old US ban on oil exports
The Senate Banking Committee endorsed a bill Thursday to lift the four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports, the latest sign ...
September 28, 2015
The Latest: EarthJustice: Obama should end Arctic drilling
The latest on Royal Dutch Shell ending exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean (all times local): 4:45 p.m. An attorney ...
September 25, 2015
Boehner sets House on course to avoid shutdown
As one of his last moves as House Speaker, John Boehner set the House on course to avoid a government shutdown by advancing ...
September 24, 2015
McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill
The Senate's top Republican moved swiftly to avoid a government shutdown in six days, pushing legislation that would keep ...
September 01, 2015
Report says ending ban wouldn't hurt consumers at pump
Ending the four-decades old restrictions on crude oil exports wouldn't hurt consumers at the gasoline pump, and may even help ...
August 30, 2015
White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip
The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the ...
August 14, 2015
US eases crude oil export ban; allows trading with Mexico
The Obama administration approved limited crude oil trading with Mexico on Friday, further easing the longstanding U.S.