By Sean Lengell | 02/06/14 04:44 PM
Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked proposals to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless, the latest in a series of Democratic attempts to advance the issue and a setback for President Obama. Democrats, who have tried repeatedly to advance the bill since late last year, vowed...
By Sean Lengell | 02/06/14 03:32 PM
House Speaker John Boehner says his Republican conference is having trouble coming up with a plan to avoid hitting the government's fast-approaching debt limit, suggesting that even heavenly intervention wouldn't help. "We are still looking for the pieces to this puzzle," the Ohio lawmaker...
By Sean Lengell | 02/05/14 07:32 PM
The House on Wednesday passed a controversial emergency drought-relief bill to help farmers in California's Central Valley, despite White House opposition.
By Sean Lengell | 02/04/14 05:15 PM
Congress gave final approval for a massive, long-term farm bill, ending a bitter two-year partisan debate over funding for agriculture subsidies, crop insurance and the food stamp program. The measure, which the Senate passed Tuesday by a vote of 68-32, will cost about $100 billion a year over...
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