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  • VIDEO: Bernie Sanders and Jeff Miller unveil Veterans Affairs plan

    Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced a $17 billion agreement to reform the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • House votes to let airlines advertise fares without taxes included

    The House this afternoon quickly approved a measure to allow airlines to advertise the base ticket fair to consumers while excluding the government fees and taxes that can add as much as 20 percent to the cost.

  • Lawmakers unveil $17 billion bill to reform Veterans Affairs

    House and Senate negotiators have unveiled a $17 billion plan to overhaul the way the nation's veterans obtain medical care, including a $10 billion provision to privatize services to help shorten long wait times.

  • Instead of impeachment, can House vote to overturn Obama executive order?

    The White House has fueled talk that House Republicans might move to impeach President Obama if he uses executive authority to enact far-reaching changes in immigration policy.

  • Is Paul Ryan running for president?

    Rep. Paul Ryan has a lot of reasons to run for president in 2016: Support from major donors, national name recognition and a suite of policy ideas he'd like to enact. One thing he's lacking: any apparent plans to do so.

  • With days left until August recess, major legislation could be left undone

    Congress Monday will begin a final week of legislative action before adjourning for the August recess, but partisan gridlock threatens to leave key legislation unfinished.

  • Lawmakers reach accord on Veterans Affairs bill

    Lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal on a bill help end long wait lists at medical facilities run by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Paul Ryan touts plan to tackle 'complicated' poverty problem

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan on Sunday defended his new anti-poverty initiative, saying it would reform a welfare and entitlement system that "perpetuates poverty."

  • Congressman misses nearly all Oversight hearings, except the high-profile ones

    Rep. Pat Meehan, a Pennsylvania Republican, attended only six of 32 full-committee House Oversight hearings last year. Of those, five were on hot-button issues.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Hamas violating its own cease-fire

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Hamas has violated its own cease-fire Sunday, a move he says leaves Israel with "no choice but to defend ourselves."

  • Steve Scalise blames Obama for lack of border crisis deal

    Newly elected House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said President Obama -- not Congress -- was to blame for a lack of a plan to deal with the border crisis, saying House Republican leaders are "willing to lead."

  • Warner, Gillespie trade jabs in 1st Senate debate

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie had a heated exchange over women's health issues Saturday during their first debate, with Warner accusing Gillespie of wanting to "ban certain forms of common contraception." "This is...

  • Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House — six years in — still doesn't get it when it comes to working...

  • House and Senate chairs resume talks on VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after offering competing plans to improve veterans' health care, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are again attempting to find a compromise. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House veterans panel, and his Senate counterpart, Sen....

  • Eleanor Holmes Norton says 'you don't have a right to know' what's going on in government

    Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional representative for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors.



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