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May 24, 2016
Ryan weighs House floor change after gay rights flap
Speaker Paul Ryan is taking steps to bring greater order to the House floor after a Democrat-authored gay rights amendment ...
May 18, 2016
Illinois fights US spy agency decision to stay in St. Louis
Illinois officials are aggressively fighting the preliminary decision to relocate a federal spy agency to a new site in St.
May 17, 2016
GOP ekes out win on Library of Congress' immigration terms
Republicans on a powerful House panel Tuesday narrowly defended a tea party-fueled move to tell the Library of Congress how ...
May 11, 2016
Senate blocks measure to forbid buys of Iran 'heavy water'
The Senate on Wednesday blocked a Republican effort aimed at undercutting last year's landmark international nuclear deal ...
May 05, 2016
House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars
Vape away. Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from new Food and Drug Administration rules ...
May 03, 2016
Detroit teachers to return to classroom after 2-day sick-out
Teachers who closed Detroit schools for two days by calling out sick announced Tuesday that they would return to the ...
May 02, 2016
INSIDE WASHINGTON: Ag groups seek exemption from scrutiny
Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like "Incredible, Edible ...
April 28, 2016
Ex-Montana Sen. Conrad Burns dies; influenced energy policy
Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanor and political acumen earned him three ...
April 27, 2016
Dems block spending bill in dispute over Iran nuclear deal
Democrats on Wednesday blocked the Senate's first spending bill of the year in a last-minute fight over a Republican effort ...
April 27, 2016
Carter calls Republican plan to shift wartime money flawed
Defense Secretary Ash Carter attacked as "another road to nowhere" a Republican plan that cuts $18 billion from the wartime ...
April 21, 2016
Top Senate Republican: Zika funding to get floor vote
A bipartisan measure to partially fund President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request to combat the Zika virus will soon get ...
April 20, 2016
Senate GOP shoots for quick action on Zika funding bill
Democrats say top GOP lawmakers are proposing to partially fund President Barack Obama's request for money to fight the Zika ...
April 15, 2016
House Republicans miss budget deadline amid caucus divisions
House Republicans departed Washington on Friday having missed a deadline to pass their long-stalled budget and without ...
April 14, 2016
Spending bills advancing despite budget impasse
Even as Congress is blowing its deadline to produce a budget, a once-dominant Senate committee tried to reassert itself and ...
April 13, 2016
Top Republicans: Zika funding likely but timing uncertain
Top House Republicans said Wednesday that they are increasingly likely to grant a portion of President Barack Obama's $1.
April 06, 2016
White House: $589M to go to fight Zika virus
Federal money left over from the largely successful fight against Ebola will now go to combating the growing threat of the ...
April 05, 2016
GOP appeal to conservatives with health care, immigrant cuts
Trying to win over conservatives, House Republicans are sweetening their budget proposal by putting several programs on the ...
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 22, 2016
Ryan: No spending bills without broader budget plan
Top GOP lawmakers Tuesday promised increased spending for veterans' programs and National Guard construction projects but ...
March 15, 2016
Conservatives block budget; Ryan cites anxiety among voters
Dealing an embarrassing setback to House Speaker Paul Ryan, tea party conservatives are blocking a leadership-backed budget ...