President Barack Obama is praising the passage of same-sex marriage legislation in his home state of Illinois.
Anne Arundel County police have arrested a man they say was growing marijuana in his home.
The House Ethics Committee won’t investigate eight House members arrested during an immigration protest near the Capitol earlier this month.
Ignoring a White House veto threat, the House voted on Tuesday for a bill that would delay rules for brokers who provide financial advice to retirees.
Prospects for comprehensive immigration legislation this year grew murkier on the eve of an all-out push by a coalition of business, religious and law enforcement to convince the House to overhaul the decades-old system.
The fight over renewing the nation’s farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices.
President Barack Obama is sounding an optimistic note saying there has been progress in the Senate toward resolving a standoff over the nation’s debt and the partial government shutdown. But he cautions that if Republicans don’t cooperate, “we stand a good chance of defaulting.”
House and Senate Democrats say they’ll reject a bid by Republicans to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Senate rejected a House spending bill by a vote of 54-46 as the odds of a government shutdown increases.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said that the Republican-controlled House’s move to defund Obamacare has good intentions, but the action doesn’t have the ability to actually block the implementation of federal health care.