Congress

(Credit: Stefan Zaklin and ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Council Debating Response to Congress on Pot Bill

The D.C. Council is debating how much information to provide to Congress about members and staff who worked on a bill to tax and regulate marijuana.

03/03/2015

democrats

Dozens Of Democrats Skip Netanyahu’s Speech

About 57 Democratic Senators and Representatives boycotted Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress.

03/03/2015

Netanyahu Congress

Netanyahu: Nuclear Deal ‘Paves Iran’s Path To The Bomb’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his address to Congress that Israel and the United States must stand together to stop Iran.

03/03/2015

DHS funding congress

Congress Sends Homeland Bill To Obama Without Conditions

Vote could come as early as Tuesday, funding for the DHS is scheduled to run out at midnight Friday.

03/03/2015

politics

Some In GOP Say DHS Funding Lapse Not A Big Deal

Conservative House Republicans are saying it’s better to let the Homeland Security Department go unfunded for a few days if it means undoing President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

02/27/2015

John Boehner Speaking

House GOP Agree To Push Short-Term Funding For Homeland Security

House Republicans sounded a retreat from a battle that could partially shut down the Homeland Security Department, agreeing to push short-term funding for the agency while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal.

02/27/2015

watchdog ethics

Watchdog Files Complaint Over Travel Spending By Rep. Aaron Schock

The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is urging Congress to investigate claims the Illinois Republican used taxpayer and campaign funds for private travel.

02/25/2015

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

2 Members of Congress Write Goodell About Domestic Violence

Two members of Congress have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to clarify whether teams can lose draft picks if they do not properly address domestic violence.

02/24/2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters in the Capitol. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Republicans Offer Vote On Stand-Alone Homeland Security Bill

Senate Republicans say the “clean bill” plan includes a vote on a separate measure to repeal President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

02/24/2015

Obama Speaking

Obama To Governors: DHS Shutdown Would Hurt State Economies

The president warned the nation’s governors that a looming shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would have a direct impact on their states’ economies, as well as on security throughout the U.S.

02/23/2015

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