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  • Republicans: Department of Interior has revolving-door problem

    A House panel report says Department of the Interior employees haven't always recused themselves from promoting green energy projects where there was a notable conflict of interest.

  • HHS: Law does not prohibit pot purchases with welfare

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell says the federal government does not have the power to stop states from allowing people to use welfare benefits to buy marijuana.

  • House will wait for Obama on Islamic State strategy

    House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday he'll wait to hear President Obama's plan for dealing with the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria before weighing in about what Congress will do.

  • House could take up federal funding bill Thursday

    With a Sept. 30 fiscal deadline looming and the midterm elections coming in November, the House may take up a bill without adding provisions that are frequently attached to must-pass spending bills, say those familiar with the talks.

  • Senate advances constitutional amendment on campaign finance

    It was authored by Democrats, who thought it would be blocked by GOP opposition. But Republicans voted to move ahead with the debate.

  • With elections looming, Congress hopes to run out the clock on Syria

    The growing threat from ISIS has forced both President Obama and Congress into a pre-election quandary of deciding whether to move forward with expanded military action.

  • Ex-Im Bank may be saved by the bell

    Though many Republicans disapprove of the Ex-Im Bank, it may get a short-term reauthorization as lawmakers hit the campaign trail.

  • Budget cuts may have spared key IRS emails

    A top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said he has learned that key lost emails sent by Lois Lerner may be preserved somewhere within 760 exchange servers that were supposed to be destroyed two years ago.

  • Reid promises new vote on expired green energy tax cuts

    The Senate majority leader told a green energy conference Thursday he'll take up legislation by the end of this year.

  • House agenda doesn't include Syria

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told fellow GOP lawmakers in a memo that the House will continue "aggressive oversight work," but there is no immediate plan to take up legislation giving President Obama the green light to bomb Syria.

  • Voters trust GOP the most on economy but not on entitlements

    A George Washington University Battleground Poll taken in late August showed most Americans "feel the nation is on the wrong track," but they have differing view on who would best lead the country onto the right track.

  • Congress may not vote on military strikes

    Although some members of Congress have called for a debate on possible U.S. military action in Iraq and Syria, leaders have little time and little appetite for taking up a measure authorizing action when it returns next week from the summer recess.

  • GOP lawmaker writing House bill authorizing military force against ISIS

    Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., said he'll introduce his legislation next week, when Congress returns from the summer recess.

  • Immigration group: Surge will cost schools $761 million

    The immigrants will cost local schools far more than other students, FAIR contests, not only because they speak little English but because most have likely had little schooling.

  • Tea Party taunts Eric Cantor over job

    Kevin Broughton, spokesman for the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, took a jab at Cantor for his new job at New York investment bank Moelis & Company.



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