Former Secretary of State and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that Congress is increasingly detached from the lives of most Americans, especially in regards to women’s rights and increasing minimum wage.
Sixteen female senators have written a letter to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, urging him to institute a zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence within the league.
A budget spending plan has been approved by the Senate and is awaiting the signature of President Barack Obama for final approval.
A plan to set the federal budget for the next two years passed in the House with a large bipartisan vote of 332-94.
A leading congressional deficit hawk says a bipartisan budget agreement hammered out on Capitol Hill is mostly a patch-work approach that fails to address wasteful spending that is contributing to a ballooning federal debt.
Budget leaders in Congress have announced a deal that they say will keep the government from operating in “crisis-to-crisis” mode for the foreseeable future.
Lawmakers say they’re outraged that for the second time this month a member of the armed forces assigned to help prevent sexual assaults in the military is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct.
A Democratic senator is joking that, with House Speaker John Boehner embracing “Plan B,” women’s issues are progressing in Congress.