By Washington Examiner | 07/28/14 04:03 PM
Congress is scheduled to begin its August recess next week. In most years, August is a time when Americans can breathe easy as Washington politicians suspend their usual routines for a few weeks.
By David M. Drucker | 07/28/14 04:29 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Monday moved to ensure Israel receives crucial military aid, decoupling $225 million funding for the Iron Dome missile defense system from a controversial border bill.
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/28/14 04:20 PM
Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced a $17 billion agreement to reform the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/28/14 03:26 PM
The House this afternoon quickly approved a measure to allow airlines to advertise the base ticket fair to consumers while excluding the government fees and taxes that can add as much as 20 percent to the cost.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/28/14 02:07 PM
House and Senate negotiators have unveiled a $17 billion plan to overhaul the way the nation's veterans obtain medical care, including a $10 billion provision to privatize services to help shorten long wait times.
By Byron York | 07/28/14 08:14 AM
The White House has fueled talk that House Republicans might move to impeach President Obama if he uses executive authority to enact far-reaching changes in immigration policy.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/27/14 07:44 PM
Congress Monday will begin a final week of legislative action before adjourning for the August recess, but partisan gridlock threatens to leave key legislation unfinished.
By David M. Drucker | 07/27/14 03:33 PM
Rep. Paul Ryan has a lot of reasons to run for president in 2016: Support from major donors, national name recognition and a suite of policy ideas he'd like to enact. One thing he's lacking: any apparent plans to do so.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/27/14 06:49 PM
Lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal on a bill help end long wait lists at medical facilities run by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
By Sean Lengell | 07/27/14 01:38 PM
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan on Sunday defended his new anti-poverty initiative, saying it would reform a welfare and entitlement system that "perpetuates poverty."
By Ashe Schow | 07/27/14 01:22 PM
Rep. Pat Meehan, a Pennsylvania Republican, attended only six of 32 full-committee House Oversight hearings last year. Of those, five were on hot-button issues.
By Sean Lengell | 07/27/14 12:22 PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Hamas has violated its own cease-fire Sunday, a move he says leaves Israel with "no choice but to defend ourselves."
By Sean Lengell | 07/27/14 10:40 AM
Newly elected House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said President Obama -- not Congress -- was to blame for a lack of a plan to deal with the border crisis, saying House Republican leaders are "willing to lead."
07/26/14 07:45 PM
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie had a heated exchange over women's health issues Saturday during their first debate, with Warner accusing Gillespie of wanting to "ban certain forms of common contraception." "This is...
07/26/14 01:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House — six years in — still doesn't get it when it comes to working...
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