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  • Senate panel OKs $47B homeland security budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Senate panel Thursday gave swift bipartisan approval to a $47 billion budget for the Department of Homeland Security, boosting funding to cope with an influx of Central American children who arrive in the U.S. unaccompanied by their parents. The Appropriations...

  • NY officials oppose immigration plan at LI site

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — New York elected officials are opposing the possible relocation of unaccompanied children arriving from Central America to Long Island. Congressmen Steve Israel and Peter King say the federal government is considering a former defense plant site in Bethpage to relocate...

  • House panel moves to mandate Saturday mail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful House panel Tuesday went against the wishes of GOP leaders and voted to restore a longstanding congressional mandate requiring the Postal Service to deliver mail on Saturdays. The bipartisan voice vote in the Appropriations Committee comes as House GOP leaders are...

  • Boehner says House plans to sue Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday. In a memo distributed to House members, Boehner, R-Ohio,...

  • Archivist: IRS didn't follow law with lost emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service did not follow the law when it failed to report the loss of records belonging to a senior IRS executive, the nation's top archivist told Congress on Tuesday, in the latest development in the congressional probe of the agency's targeting of...

  • Chief of staff to Ohio Rep. Stivers resigns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of staff to Republican Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio has resigned after a graphic photo of the aide appeared over the Internet. Adam Kuhn, a longtime aide to Stivers, submitted his resignation Tuesday. In a statement to The Associated Press, Kuhn said he was the...

  • Boehner says suit may target Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) is talking about suing President Barack Obama for allegedly exceeding his constitutional authority when it comes to administering the laws that Congress passes. Boehner has frequently accused Obama of picking and choosing what portions...

  • House, Senate begins compromise talks on vets bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators opened compromise talks Tuesday on legislation to expand health care for veterans, and said they hope for quick response to a scandal that has uncovered long wait times, false record-keeping and accusations of criminal activity at the Department...

  • Senate measure proposes $2 entry fee hike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel moved on Tuesday to increase the fee paid by travelers who enter the U.S. by commercial sea and air carriers by $2. The provision would be used to pay for 1,000 new Customs agents and is attached to a $47 billion measure funding the budget of the Homeland...

  • Boehner backs off support for Export-Import bank

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with conservative opposition, House Speaker John Boehner is declining to take a position on renewing the Export-Import Bank even though he's supported it in the past. His new stance deals a blow to a top priority of the business community. The Ohio Republican told...

  • Senate Democrats unveil $9B for highway bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have unveiled a $9 billion plan to prevent states from facing a cutoff of federal highway construction money as early as this summer. Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., proposed the measure, which would raise taxes on heavy trucks as part of a...

  • Boehner says he's 'all in' to remain as speaker

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after House Republicans overhauled much of their leadership team, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he's "all in" to remain as speaker in the new Congress that will meet next year. The Ohio Republican's remarks came after months of questions about whether he...

  • Senate backers of long-term jobless aid try again

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate supporters of legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits are backing a new approach in hopes of pressuring the House to reinstate the program after a lapse of six months. Democratic Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada say...

  • Boehner: administration not helping in IRS probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says the Obama administration is not helping Congress get to the truth over the IRS' close scrutiny of conservative groups and the agency's recent revelation that it lost emails related to that probe. The Ohio Republican says that even though...

  • IRS head says no obstruction of Congress in probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the IRS brushed aside accusations Monday that the agency has obstructed investigations into the targeting of tea party and other political groups, even as Republican lawmakers questioned his credibility. Commissioner John Koskinen was appearing at a rare evening...



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