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  • Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security...

  • House GOP still short of votes on border bill

    House Republicans on Wednesday were still short of the 218 GOP votes they need to guarantee passage of their $659 billion border package.

  • House readies bill to stop Obama's immigration order -- in advance

    On what could be the last lawmaking session before the summer recess, both House and Senate are preparing bills to one-up each other on immigration.

  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing...

  • Congress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and...

  • House GOP scrambles for votes on border bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally. The...

  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. The $16.3 billion measure also would allow the VA to hire thousands of doctors and nurses and rewrite...

  • House votes to sue President Obama over executive action

    The House Thursday passed a resolution authorizing an unprecedented congressional lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive authority to delay the employer mandate in the health insurance reform law.

  • More senators seek military aid to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators joined their Republican colleagues Wednesday in calling for some U.S. military aid to Ukraine after receiving a closed-door briefing from senior Obama administration officials. Sens. Carl Levin of Michigan, the Armed Services Committee chairman, and Bill...

  • What you should know about the federal highway bill

    With Congress poised this week to pass a temporary measure to fund road, transit and rail programs, it likely will have a greater direct impact on Americans than most congressional initiatives this year.

  • GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. The bill would have prohibited companies from deducting expenses related to moving their operations to a foreign country. It also would have...

  • Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators. Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., led the effort, with lawmakers from both parties saying they have heard...

  • Four reasons Harry Reid's ploy to stop a GOP border bill won't work

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is threatening to attach comprehensive immigration reform to targeted legislation intended to address the border crisis.

  • What Nancy Pelosi was doing while giving a big speech against the GOP lawsuit

    Democrats Wednesday took to the House floor to protest the GOP resolution authorizing a lawsuit against President Obama as the party simultaneously worked to cash in on the matter.

  • VIDEO: Bipartisan group of senators introduce new sexual assault bill

    A bipartisan group of eight Senators on Wednesday introduced new legislation aimed at curbing sexual assaults on college and university campuses. 



From the Weekly Standard

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