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September 30, 2015
No shutdown: Congress approves bill to keep government open
Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the ...
September 26, 2015
Millions remain unspent in federal water-system loan program
The largest federal aid program for improving the nation's drinking water systems has struggled to spend money in a timely ...
August 17, 2015
Indicted lawmaker: Probe possible prosecutorial misconduct
Indicted U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah suggested Monday that his racketeering case was tainted by prosecutorial misconduct and ...
July 23, 2015
GOP-controlled Senate panel votes to lift Cuba travel ban
A GOP-controlled Senate panel has voted to lift a decades-long ban on travel to Cuba, giving a boost to President Barack ...
July 22, 2015
Senate GOP adds Dodd-Frank rewrite to $21B funding bill
Senate Republicans are trying to use a must-do spending bill to advance legislation significantly revising a landmark law ...
July 09, 2015
Senate panel OKs $675M to curb flow of Central Americans
A key Senate panel Thursday approved $675 million in aid to Central American countries to address economic and social ...
July 02, 2015
Top Republican doubts Senate will confirm ambassador to Cuba
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that his chamber is unlikely to approve an American ambassador to Cuba, ...
June 24, 2015
House panel OKs cuts to education, boosts medical research
Republicans controlling the powerful House Appropriations panel Wednesday adopted a sweeping spending bill that seeks to ...
June 23, 2015
Senate bills cut social programs, boost NIH research, Amtrak
Senate Republicans Tuesday proposed cuts to community health centers, national service, and grants to help children from low- ...
June 18, 2015
GOP-run Senate panel takes on Obama environmental rules
Republicans controlling a powerful Senate committee moved Thursday to block Obama administration initiatives to curb global ...
June 17, 2015
Agency: Staff cuts take toll on IRS tax enforcement efforts
Budget cuts to the IRS are hampering the agency's efforts to uncover tax cheats, an agency watchdog said Wednesday, and more ...
June 17, 2015
Senate GOP bill combats Obama environmental agenda
A GOP-controlled Senate panel on Tuesday approved a $31 billion spending bill slashing the Environmental Protection Agency's ...
June 16, 2015
Senate passes amendment to ban torture as US policy
The Senate on Tuesday reaffirmed a ban against torturing detainees and moved ahead on a more than $600 billion defense policy ...
June 11, 2015
House passes defense spending bill
The House on Thursday approved a $579 billion defense spending bill that offers a slight pay raise to U.S. troops, but ...
June 11, 2015
GOP-controlled Hill panel backs state medical marijuana laws
The federal government would be unable to block state laws permitting the use of medical marijuana under legislation that has ...
June 10, 2015
Senate GOP denies funds for lawyers for immigrant children
A GOP-controlled Senate panel on Wednesday blocked President Barack Obama's request for $50 million to pay for legal help for ...
June 10, 2015
Panel passes measure cutting EPA's budget
A House panel passed a spending measure on Wednesday that cuts the budget at the Environmental Protection Agency by 9 percent ...
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
House panel uses war funds to skirt budget limits
A GOP-controlled House panel Tuesday approved using $37 billion in unrequested war money to match President Barack Obama's ...