By Susan Ferrechio | 04/16/14 06:37 PM
Update: A spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, has issued a response to Cantor's statement, included in the story below. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., issued a highly critical statement Wednesday, slamming President Obama for what he called “partisan...
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/16/14 05:47 PM
House Democrats, who are stepping up the pressure on Republicans to take up comprehensive immigration reform legislation, said Tuesday the Obama administration is getting ready to take executive action on the matter very soon. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson earlier this month told...
By Sean Lengell | 04/16/14 04:17 PM
Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better approach to addressing the nation's health care needs than Republicans, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. Almost one-third of respondents in the online survey said they prefer Democrats' plan, policy or approach to health care, compared...
04/16/14 03:30 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The House Finance Committee has heard testimony on a bill that would prohibit "pay day" lenders from charging as much as 260 percent interest on the loans. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Frank Ferri, was being considered Wednesday afternoon. It would eliminate a...
By Paul Bedard | 04/16/14 02:24 PM
Lawmakers are rallying around the 150-year-old U.S. Capitol Dome, weather-whipped and torn open by acid rain, worried that if an 11th-hour restoration isn’t fully funded, its most important traits could be lost forever.
04/16/14 10:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on...
By Associated Press | 04/16/14 09:54 AM
On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke.
By Associated Press | 04/16/14 09:52 AM
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says it's too early to be thinking about 2016 and that he's working right now to make sure his party regains control of the Senate this year.
By Associated Press | 04/16/14 09:37 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Monica Wehby is launching the first television ads in the Republican primary campaign for U.S. Senate. Wehby's campaign says the ads will begin airing statewide on Tuesday. They tout her opposition to President Obama's health care law, declaring "Obamacare is bad for...
By Stephen Ohlemacher | 04/16/14 08:08 AM
A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/15/14 02:32 PM
The meeting came with many pro-immigration reform groups pushing for Obama to do more unilaterally, with the GOP-controlled House unlikely to take up the issue in a midterm election year.
04/15/14 02:15 PM
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of...
By Sean Lengell | 04/15/14 01:37 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the tense confrontation between a southern Nevada rancher and federal agents over cattle grazing rights is "not over." "We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it," the Nevada Democrat told Reno, Nev., TV station...
By Rebecca Berg | 04/15/14 01:21 PM
From January through the end of March, the real estate mogul and television personality made 21 donations of $1,000 directly to Republican House or Senate campaigns across 19 states, according to numbers provided by a source with knowledge of Trump's political spending.
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/15/14 11:14 AM
Today is the final day to sign up for health insurance in the federal exchange, marking an end to a 15-day grace period the Obama administration allowed to help usher more applicants into the program. According to the White House, more than 7.5 million people have signed up for the exchanges,...
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