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The 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Lame-Duck Congress Crams Stacked Agenda Into Final Days

Lame-duck lawmakers return to Washington on Monday facing a stacked agenda and not much time to get it all done before the new Congress convenes in January and a Republican takeover is complete.

12/01/2014

File photo of N.Y. Sen. Chuck Schumer. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

After More Carnival Incidents, Schumer Calls For Cruise Ship ‘Bill Of Rights’

New York Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the cruise ship industry to adopt a “bill of rights” to guarantee passengers certain protections while aboard their ships.

03/17/2013