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  • US senators urge full enforcement on steel imports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senators seeking to protect jobs is calling on President Barack Obama's administration to fully enforce trade laws in deciding whether imported steel reinforcing bar from Turkey and Mexico unfairly undercuts U.S. prices. In a letter sent Wednesday, the senators...

  • US officials reject Rubio claim about CIA report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is seeking the declassification of a 10-month-old letter expressing its concerns about a controversial Senate torture review, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The classified letter came to light after the Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 last week...

  • Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan developing Obamacare alternative

    Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan are collaborating on an Obamacare alternative and could announce the proposal as early as this month, according to Republican sources. Both Republicans have been regularly engaged in pushing legislation on major issues — and both have made it a habit to...

  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections. GOP lawmakers said the measure could hinder employers from...

  • House panel refers ex-IRS official to Justice Dept

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday to refer a former Internal Revenue Service official to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution in the agency's tea party controversy. Committee investigators say they have uncovered evidence that Lois Lerner...

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: Congress should consider contempt charge for former CIA deputy chief

    Sen. Lindsey Graham says Congress should consider holding former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell in contempt for repeatedly misleading Congress regarding the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. "Yes, we need to think about that," the South Carolina Republican told a...

  • Corporate welfare debate hits the Senate floor as Pat Toomey knocks the Export-Import Bank

    Toomey's speech comes on the occasion of a nomination for the Ex-Im Board and it follows yesterday's rally House Democrats held in support of the agency.

  • Ways and Means uses timeline to make case against Lois Lerner over IRS targeting

    The House Ways and Means Committee has released a timeline that they say makes the case that former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner was actively targeting conservative groups seeking tax exempt status ahead of the 2012 election cycle.

  • VIDEO: House committee holds hearing in preventable Veterans Affairs deaths

    The House Committee on Veterans Affairs demanded answers Wednesday at a hearing on curbing the number of preventable deaths at Veterans Affairs facilities.

  • Moran loses bid to boost lawmakers' pay

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A retiring congressman has lost his quixotic bid to give members of Congress $25 a day to help with their living expenses in Washington. Democrat Jim Moran of Virginia offered the plan as a replacement for the $2,800 cost-of-living increase that would be denied lawmakers...

  • Ways and Means asks Justice Department to consider criminal charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner

    According to a statement issued by the House Ways and Means Committee, the panel believes Lerner may have violated the law by unfairly targeting conservative groups, including the influential Crossroads GPS, misleading investigators who were looking into the matter and illegally exposing private...

  • After voting 'no' on Paycheck Fairness Act, Angus King says bill would hurt businesses

    Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, released a statement explaining his opposition to the Paycheck Fairness Act, saying it could bring “substantial burdens on businesses.” King is an independent who caucuses and votes mostly with Democrats. Other than King, all Democrats voted for the bill and all...

  • Senate Republicans block paycheck fairness bill at center of Democratic political agenda

    Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic bill that would have required companies to prove that wage discrepancies are not based on gender. The "Paycheck Fairness Act," is a key measure in the Democratic agenda, which lawmakers admit has little chance of passing but believe will...

  • Shocking details of rampant racism, sexism prompt Rep. Sean Duffy to ask if it's time for CFPB's Richard Cordray to resign

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray's agency has been slammed in recent months for refusing to divulge to Congress details of its lavish spending on a new headquarters. The CFPB has also been exposed by the Washington Examiner for running an NSA-like surveillance...

  • Q&A: Paul Ryan guides Republicans back to robust defense spending

    With his final spending proposal as House Budget Committee chairman, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is attempting to move the Republican Party back to its Reagan roots as committed to investing in a strong defense even amid challenging budgetary conditions.



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