GOP Congressman Brushes Off Criticism For Health Care VoteRep. Bruce Poliquin of Maine joined Reps. Bob Dold of Illinois and John Katko of New York to become the only three Republicans to vote against a proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Obama Poised To Ask Congress For New Authority To Use Military Force Against ISISPresident Barack Obama is poised in coming days to ask Congress for new authority to use U.S. military force against Islamic State militants, the White House said Thursday.
Pope Francis to Address Joint Meeting of CongressPope Francis will address Congress on Sept. 24, becoming the first pontiff to do so, House Speaker John Boehner announced.
Obama Sending $4 Trillion Spending Plan To CongressSpending plan focuses on increasing taxes on the well-off to lift the fortunes of the needy.
CBO: Deficit To Shrink To Lowest Level Of Obama PresidencyThe Congressional Budget Office says the deficit will be $468 billion for the budget year that ends in September.
Pelosi: Boehner Invite to Netanyahu 'Inappropriate'House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says it was inappropriate for House Speaker John Boehner to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.
House GOP Abruptly Drops Debate On Abortion BillHouse Republicans cut planned debate of a bill criminalizing virtually all late-term abortions after objections from GOP women and Democrats left them short of votes.
Congress: Ventilation Drew Smoke into Stricken Subway TrainMembers of Congress briefed on a fatal accident on Washington's subway last week say the system's ventilation fans didn't work properly and that smoke was drawn into the stricken train.
Obama Jabs Republicans With Taunt About Winning Both Of His ElectionsState of the Union ad lib hints at the deep tensions that underlie the president's call for a more bipartisan atmosphere in Washington.
D.C. Sends Pot Legalization Initiative to CongressThe D.C. Council has sent an initiative legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana to Congress for review, despite an attempt by Congress to block the nation's capital from legalizing pot.
$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation ProjectsProjects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.
House Overwhelmingly Approves Keystone XL PipelinePresident Obama has threatened to veto the bill, which would authorize a pipeline to carry tar sand oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast.
Political Analyst: Romney, Biden Will Not Run For President In 2016The new year has brought in a new Congress as Republicans officially took control of both chambers for the first time since President Barack Obama has been in the White House.
Gohmert: Going To Be A 'Pretty Nasty' Fight Against Boehner If He Punishes GOP OppositionRep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, warns there’s going to be a “pretty nasty” fight against House Speaker John Boehner for punishing GOP colleagues who opposed him.
McConnell: 'We Can't Afford To Give Up' On ObamaPresident Barack Obama's approval rating is creeping upward. The economy is growing. And a flurry of aggressive executive actions on domestic and foreign policy have energized the West Wing.