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Liberal Democrats Ask Boehner To Postpone Netanyahu Address

Letter chides the Speaker for “using a foreign leader as a political tool against the President.”

02/19/2015

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Congressional Leaders: DC’s Subway Needs Improvement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders said Friday that an electrical malfunction that filled a Metro tunnel with smoke last month, killing one person and injuring dozens, should be a wakeup call for the D.C.-area transportation […]

02/13/2015

Protesters hold signs against the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a 1,980-mile (3,200-kilometer) conduit for oil from Canada's tar sands region to the US Gulf Coast, outside a Democratic event with US President Barack Obama. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Clears Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, Setting Up Veto

The Republican-controlled Congress has cleared a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

02/11/2015

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Sen. Leahy To Skip Netanyahu’s Speech To Congress

The Senate’s most senior lawmaker said Tuesday he will skip the Israeli prime minister’s speech to Congress next month on Iran, calling the invitation by Republicans without White House consultation a “tawdry and high-handed stunt.”

02/10/2015

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D.C. Council to Take Up Marijuana Bills Amid Uncertainty in Congress

While it’s uncertain whether Congress will allow the District of Columbia to make further changes to its marijuana laws, the D.C. Council is pushing ahead.

02/09/2015

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GOP Congressman Brushes Off Criticism For Health Care Vote

Rep. Bruce Poliquin of Maine joined Reps. Bob Dold of Illinois and John Katko of New York to become the only three Republicans to vote against a proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

02/06/2015

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Obama Poised To Ask Congress For New Authority To Use Military Force Against ISIS

President Barack Obama is poised in coming days to ask Congress for new authority to use U.S. military force against Islamic State militants, the White House said Thursday.

02/06/2015

Pope Francis and President Barack Obama shake hands during a private audience on March 27, 2014 at the Vatican. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis to Address Joint Meeting of Congress

Pope Francis will address Congress on Sept. 24, becoming the first pontiff to do so, House Speaker John Boehner announced.

02/05/2015

Copies of President  Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget on display for sale at the Government Printing Office bookstore. (Photo by Oliver Douliery/Getty Images)

Obama Sending $4 Trillion Spending Plan To Congress

Spending plan focuses on increasing taxes on the well-off to lift the fortunes of the needy.

02/02/2015

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CBO: Deficit To Shrink To Lowest Level Of Obama Presidency

The Congressional Budget Office says the deficit will be $468 billion for the budget year that ends in September.

01/26/2015

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