Congress

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

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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

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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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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

Patrick Leahy Talking

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

File photo of a man smoking a marijuana cigarette. (credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

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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