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.
The House will consider legislation that would cut off funds for the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs and imposes limits on the operations.
Former President George W. Bush believes the latest immigration reform legislation has a chance to get through Congress.
Interest rates on some new federally backed loans for college students are now double what they were last week.
The Senate voted 68-32 Thursday to pass historic immigration bill, send measure to House.
Historic immigration legislation is on track to clear the Senate by week’s end following a successful test vote.
Historic immigration legislation cleared a key Senate hurdle with votes to spare on Monday, pointing the way to near-certain passage within days for $38 billion worth of new security measures along the border with Mexico and an unprecedented chance at citizenship for millions living in the country illegally.
The No. 2 Republican in the House says Congress is “perplexed” about government eavesdropping and wants more answers from the Obama administration.
Returning to the town that launched his political career, President Barack Obama gave a boost Wednesday to Democrats chasing control of the House, telling donors he’s still seeking compromise with Republicans — but if that fails, it’s up to Democrats to finish the job.