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May 25, 2016
Puerto Rico clears first hurdle with committee vote
A bipartisan deal to help Puerto Rico manage its crippling finances cleared its first hurdle Wednesday with approval from a ...
May 19, 2016
Congress, White House strike rescue deal for Puerto Rico
House Republicans and Democrats reached a rare, election-year deal with the White House to try to rescue Puerto Rico from $70 ...
May 19, 2016
After delays, House GOP moves forward to help Puerto Rico
After weeks of delays, House Republicans are moving forward with legislation to help Puerto Rico manage $70 billion in debt.
May 13, 2016
House GOP misses self-imposed deadline to help Puerto Rico
House Republicans have missed a self-imposed deadline for a plan to help Puerto Rico manage $70 billion in debt, adjourning ...
May 10, 2016
Treasury Secretary Lew says time is now to help Puerto Rico
As Congress debates how to help Puerto Rico with its $70 billion debt, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is trying to prod ...
May 09, 2016
Treasury Secretary hopes to jump-start help for Puerto Rico
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew got a first-hand look at the humanitarian impact of Puerto Rico's $70 billion debt crisis ...
April 29, 2016
Congress heads out with no resolution on Zika, Puerto Rico
Congress accomplished relatively little in a short work period, missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico ...
April 25, 2016
AP Explains: GOP battles bailout perception on Puerto Rico
Debt-ridden Puerto Rico faces a $422 million bond payment deadline Sunday with no sign Congress will act in time to help.
April 19, 2016
Congress unlikely to act on Puerto Rico ahead of deadline
Congress seems increasingly unlikely to take action to help Puerto Rico ahead of a May 1 deadline for the commonwealth to ...
April 13, 2016
House GOP abruptly cancels vote on package for Puerto Rico
House Republicans on Wednesday abruptly canceled a committee vote on a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its $70 billion ...
April 12, 2016
House GOP releases legislation to reverse Puerto Rico's debt
Seeking to reverse Puerto Rico's spiraling economy, House Republicans on Tuesday released compromise legislation to create ...
April 03, 2016
GOP Congress' incomplete: Stalled bills, no court nominee
Congress increasingly is being defined by what it's not doing this election year. The Senate returned Monday with a strong ...
March 29, 2016
Democrats reject GOP plan for Puerto Rico control board
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says a Republican plan to create an oversight board for Puerto Rico would exert "undue ...
March 25, 2016
House GOP bill would create oversight board for Puerto Rico
House Republicans are preparing legislation to create a new oversight board that would help Puerto Rico control its finances, ...
February 11, 2016
House report details EPA missteps in Colorado mine spill
A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances ...
January 15, 2016
Obama administration halts new coal leases on federal land
The Obama administration is imposing a moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands, arguing that the $1 billion-a-year ...
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
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 ...
December 09, 2015
Republicans call Interior's mine spill report 'whitewashed'
Republicans alleged a "whitewash" of a Colorado mining accident that unleashed 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater and ...
December 02, 2015
Correction: Salt Flats-Racing story
In a story Dec. 1 about racing on Utah's salt flats, The Associated Press reported erroneously the location of the salt flats