Party leaders of the United States Senate

A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid: ‘Congress Is Finishing This Year Less Popular Than A Cockroach’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday railed against Congress’ failure to include extending federal jobless benefits to more than 1 million people in a two-year budget deal reached this week.

12/19/2013

A view of the U.S. Capitol Building's Rotunda after a vote on Capitol Hill on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate and House Approve Deal to Fund Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

Sixteen days into the government shutdown, the Senate and House voted Wednesday evening to end the fiscal stalemate.

10/16/2013

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walk to a Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol, on Oct. 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Vote Called Off to Reopen Government, Avert Default

A vote that would reopen the government and extend the U.S. borrowing limit will not come up for a House vote.

10/15/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: EWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Seeks Health Care Delay

A one-year delay in key parts of the nation’s health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices has been imposed by the Republican controlled House.

09/29/2013

A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid: ‘Guardedly Optimistic’ Senate Will Approve Military Strikes

A Democratic aide said U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is “guardedly optimistic” that his chamber will approve limited military strikes next week against Syria.

09/06/2013

US Senator Trent Lott, a Republican from

Ex-Sen. Trent Lott Hospitalized In Jackson, Miss.

A one-time aide to former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said Thursday that the Mississippi Republican has suffered a ruptured appendix.

08/09/2013

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