House lawmakers are moving to protect Capitol Hill’s budget even as they slash programs like education, health research, water projects and housing aid for the poor.
The former head of the Internal Revenue Service heads to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, giving lawmakers their first opportunity to question the man who ran the agency when agents were improperly targeting tea party groups.
One after another, the charges have tumbled out — allegations of sexual assaults in the military that have triggered outrage, from local commanders to Capitol Hill and the Oval Office.
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says it’s still unclear whether the Boston bombings were foreign-directed, but he says they were clearly, quote, “foreign-inspired.”
Senators who nearly buried Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel found reasons to praise him on Wednesday.
The reaction from Mississippi’s congressional delegation to a poisoned letter sent to Republican U.S. Sen Roger Wicker can be summed up in a word: “crazy.”
Unlike with the Boston Marathon bomber, police have a suspect in mind as they try to determine who mailed a letter to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin, a Senate colleague said.
President Barack Obama is keeping up his congressional charm offensive, with a second dinner with Senate Republicans planned for next month.
The future of a planned memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower was thrown into doubt Tuesday as lawmakers questioned the project’s design and cost and Ike’s family called again for the memorial project to be redesigned.
Republican lawmakers said Sunday they welcome President Barack Obama’s courtship and suggested the fresh engagement between the White House and Congress might help yield solutions to the stubborn budget battle that puts Americans’ jobs at risk.
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