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  • House, Senate advance competing border proposals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving any solution...

  • GOP senators demand say on Iran nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers or else sanctions on Tehran that had been temporarily lifted could kick back in. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top GOP senator on the...

  • Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much the changes will cost and how they should be paid for. "It...

  • John Boehner calls on Obama to support legislation speeding up deportations

    The House speaker warned that it could be impossible for Congress to green-light additional money to deal with the border crisis unless Obama publicly supports a change in a law that is slowing deportations. 

  • Senators push to end Hamas threat in cease-fire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and Democrats insisted on Wednesday that any viable cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants must eliminate the threat posed by Hamas rockets and tunnels. In a letter to President Barack Obama, three senators — Republican Lindsey Graham of South...

  • Boehner asks Obama to declare stance on border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is calling on President Barack Obama to declare his support for changing U.S. law to speed removals of migrant kids arriving here from Central America. In a letter to the president Wednesday, Boehner writes that it is hard to see how Congress can...

  • Senate border plan spurns Obama, but helps firefighters and Israel

    If Congress can agree on a plan to give President Obama supplemental money to deal with the border crisis, it's going to be much less than he asked for.

  • Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives. But senators will likely end up simply adopting a measure that passed the...

  • VIDEO: Mitch McConnell slams Disclose Act

    The Senate Rules Committee held a hearing Wednedsay to examine the Disclose Act of 2014. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took the opportunity to lay out his opposition to the bill.

  • It's time to put aside the politics and find solutions to the immigration challenge

    The immigration crisis is actively highlighting the facts that an unsecured border puts the U.S. at physical and financial risk, and that immigration reform is both desperately needed and completely stuck at partisan crossroads.

  • Senate bill targets companies that move overseas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain. The Senate voted 93-7 to begin debating the bill, which would prevent companies from deducting expenses related to moving...

  • VIDEO --- John Boehner: Obama asking for 'blank check' to fix border

    Speaker of the House John Boehner said Wednesday morning President Obama is essentially asking for a blank check to fix the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, and that's something House Republicans aren't willing to give the White House.

  • Senate panel backs Robert McDonald for Veterans Affairs secretary

    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has unanimously endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • GOP border security group calls for sending National Guard to border

    A group of House Republicans will call for sending the National Guard to the U.S. southern border, where a months-long surge in illegal immigration has flooded Texas with thousands of children from Central America.

  • Bipartisanship: House extends corporate welfare for the tourism industry

    The House overwhelmingly passed a bill taxing foreign travelers to the U.S. in order to fund government-backed advertising campaign for the U.S. tourism industry.



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