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  • Top Democratic lawmaker backs off 'carbon tax'

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed...

  • Report: Men paid more than women on Capitol Hill staffs

    As the Senate rejected legislation last week aimed at ending wage discrimination among men and women in the workforce, Congressional staffers faced a similar, but smaller, wage gap of their own. In 2013, female staffers in congressional offices were paid 91 cents for every dollar that men made...

  • Lawmakers say e-cigarette makers target kids

    A group of congressional Democrats released a report Monday accusing the electronic cigarette industry of pushing their products on children and teens. The report shows a significant increase in recent years in the marketing of e-cigarettes to minors through social media, radio and televisions...

  • Female veterans highlight military experience in quest for Congress

    One of the first things Wendy Rogers would do if elected to Congress is to call up other female veterans. "Among all women veterans there is a special bond," she told the Washington Examiner. "The first people I'm going to look up when I'm elected are going to be women veterans, Democrats and...

  • John Boehner and seven GOP lawmakers back from secret Afghanistan trip

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan, this past weekend with seven other House Republican lawmakers to get a first-hand look at the political situation in the country after the recent democratic elections, Boehner's office announced Monday. The trip was not...

  • Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new Congressional report says concerns about electronic cigarettes underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry. The report released Monday highlights several issues including an array of flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, the lack of...

  • 2 congressmen have questions in Jill Kelley leak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican congressmen, Spencer Bachus and Walter Jones, say the Justice Department inspector general's office is declining to look into a complaint by a businesswoman whose identity was leaked to the news media after she reported to the FBI that she was the victim of a...

  • The '9 percent Congress' could revive the term limits movement

    A new Rasmussen Reports public opinion survey suggests that the time has never been better for the resurgence of a movement many in the national media have forgotten. That movement is term limits, which was thought to have been killed forever by a 1995 Supreme Court decision on a 5-4 vote that...

  • Rand Paul defends Jeb Bush on immigration, clarifies Iraq criticism of Dick Cheney

    U.S. senator and likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul on Sunday criticized the recent suggestion of another possible GOP hopeful, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, that illegal immigration to the U.S. is an "act of love" rather than a felony. Paul said that Bush "might have...

  • DCCC Chairman Steve Israel: Elements of the GOP base are 'motivated by racism'

    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel said Sunday that Republican racial animus was to blame for several controversies dogging Congress and the White House.

  • Sen. Tim Scott declines to promise to support Silvia Burwell for health secretary

    Sen. Tim Scott declined to say that he will vote to confirm President Obama's nominee for health secretary Sunday morning, instead hinting that Republican senators will use the confirmation process to get the White House to clarify Obamacare sign-up numbers and other politically sensitive...

  • In Iowa, Paul Ryan says budget a step toward GOP unity

    Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan told an Iowa audience Friday that his party can and must come together, and he held out his recently passed budget plan as a sign of growing GOP unity.

  • Michele Bachmann says she is 'going to different perch'

    Retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she isn't going away, she's "just going to a different perch."

  • Rep. Elijah Cummings to appear on CBS' 'Face the Nation' Sunday

    The Maryland congressman has been under fire from Republican Rep. Darrell Issa over his handling of the IRS targeting scandal.

  • Disappointment, forgiveness mix in Louisiana congressman scandal

    To Louisiana voters accustomed to tawdry scandals involving elected officials, disappointment with an eye toward forgiveness is the prevailing sentiment about their new congressman, caught on video embracing an aide married to one of his friends.



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