More Congress Articles

  • House plans vote today on immigration bill that strengthens border security

    A day after pulling legislation from the floor, House lawmakers have hashed out a second plan to pass a supplemental border bill today that will provide President Obama money to deal with the migrant surge on the border.

  • VIDEO: Eric Cantor to leave Congress this month

    After a shocking primary loss in June, the long-serving Republican will leave Capitol Hill for good Aug. 18.

  • Why one Republican said no to the border bill

    A key House Republican who did not support a GOP bill to address the border crisis had three problems with it.

  • The GOP is blowing a big opportunity to do something about immigration reform

    "Are we going to go into recess?" Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., asked as she stepped into a crowded U.S. Capitol elevator with Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas. "We don't know what will happen."

  • Congress passes highway bill hours before deadline

    After several delays, Congress voted late Thursday to keep federal highway money flowing to states just hours ahead of a midnight deadline.

  • Eric Cantor to resign this month; Dave Brat says he'll run in proposed special election

    Rep. Eric Cantor, who stepped down from his position as House majority leader this week, will leave office Aug. 18 rather than complete his term.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 1

    All eyes are on the House of Representatives today. The lawmakers were slated to leave for their August recess Thursday night but were called back into action until they hold a vote on the immigration bill addressing the surge of migrants at the U.S. border.

  • Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U.S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night as America's new envoy to Russia. Sen. Mike Enzi didn't make it easy. When the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee,...

  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. Faring far better, a...

  • Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A 91-3 vote in the Senate sent the $16.3 billion measure to President Barack Obama for his signature. The House had voted...

  • House Republicans will tweak border bill and try again Friday

    House lawmakers will huddle Thursday night and Friday to try to rework spending legislation that would provide President Obama with additional money to deal with a surge in unaccompanied minors on the border.

  • The GOP senator who helped spike the border bill is not who you think

    Republicans frustrated over the last-minute collapse of support for a border bill have been blaming Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. But it turns out they may have the wrong Republican senator in their sights.

  • Report: CIA officers read Senate emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA officers improperly accessed Senate computers, read the emails of Senate staff, and exhibited a "lack of candor" when interviewed by agency investigators, according to a declassified CIA inspector general's report. The document, released Thursday by the CIA, is a summary...

  • House to remain in session until border bill passes

    The House of Representatives will not adjourn for a five-week recess until it holds a vote on legislation addressing the surge of migrants at the U.S. border, lawmakers said after leaving a closed-door meeting.

  • Editorial cartoon: Striking a deal

    Cartoon by Nate Beeler/Cagle Cartoons.



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