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Pena-Melnyk Reports Raising $210K For Congressional Bid

Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk is reporting she has raised $210,000 since filing to run for Congress.


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Congressional Delegation Says Metro Still Has Safety Issues

Members of Congress from the Washington area say they’re troubled that the Metro subway system isn’t doing enough to ensure that passengers are safe following a fatal malfunction in January.


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House Wants to Continue Ban on Sale of Legal Pot in D.C.

House Republicans want to continue blocking the District of Columbia from allowing legal marijuana sales.


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)

Members of Congress ‘Appalled’ by Metro Safety Lapse

Members of Congress representing the Washington area say they’re “appalled” that the Metro subway system hasn’t installed components that protect the electrified third rail, possibly putting passengers’ lives at risk.


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D.C.-Area Delegation Hopes to Restore Cut Metro Funding

Members of Congress from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia say they’ll try to restore $50 million in funding for safety improvements to the Metro subway system that was cut by the House.


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Obama: ‘Handful Of Senators’ Standing In The Way Of The Patriot Act

President Obama says he expects the Senate to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions before it expires Sunday at midnight.


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McConnell: 2016 Goal Is To Maintain GOP Majority

Acknowledging that increasing the Republican majority in Congress may be impossible, the Senate Majority Leader said his goal for the 2016 election is to keep the seats he has.


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Push To Write New War Powers For Obama Stalls In Congress

A move to write new war powers to authorize the Obama administration’s 9-month-old battle against Islamic State militants has stalled in Congress. It might even be dead.


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GOP Congressman Wants D.C. School Vouchers to Continue

A leading House Republican says a school voucher program for District of Columbia students is successful and should continue.


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Congress Passes Bill Setting Up Alert When Police are Killed

Congress has passed a bill setting up a national alert system whenever a police officer is killed or injured.