03/05/14 04:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two years after Congress approved a landmark bill to overhaul the federal flood insurance program, lawmakers are poised to undo many of the changes after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp increases in premiums. The House overwhelmingly passed a...
03/04/14 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases. The bill would allow sellers to pass along their subsidized,...
By Zack Colman | 03/04/14 06:03 PM
Congress passed its first conservation bill since 2010 on Tuesday when the House approved legislation protecting more of Lake Michigan's shoreline. The House sent a measure to President Obama's desk that would expand the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Glen Arbor, Mich., by 32,500...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/04/14 05:40 PM
Republicans criticized President Obama for a foreign policy strategy they say enabled Russia's intervention in Ukraine, but lawmakers from both parties appear closer to an agreement on how to respond. Republicans and Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday called for possible sanctions against Russia...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/04/14 02:03 PM
President Obama's $3.9 trillion budget landed with an expected thud in the Republican-led House on Tuesday, while Senate Democrats praised the package as one that would create jobs, help low-income earners, and reduce the nation's huge deficit and debt. Obama's plan echoes the Democratic...
By David M. Drucker | 03/04/14 01:32 PM
The tax reform plan from Michigan Rep. Dave Camp was unimaginable as a Republican document just a few years ago, the result of a shifting political landscape that has seen the triumph of President Obama's tax message and the influence of conservative populism. The House Ways and Means...
By Paul Bedard | 03/04/14 12:07 PM
A dramatic cut in Medicare payments to medical suppliers, coupled with a 250 percent increase in audits, is hitting large and small firms hard, with one mail-order company revealing that it had to fire eight workers just to stay open.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/04/14 11:42 AM
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, called on President Obama to lift restrictions on natural gas exports to help Ukraine free itself from Russia's military and economic grasp. “The U.S. Department of Energy's excruciatingly slow approval process amounts to a de facto ban on American natural...
By David Limbaugh | 03/04/14 11:32 AM
Former Washington Post Managing Editor Robert Kaiser took to the opinion pages of the Post to lament the disintegration of the good old days in Washington when political life was wonderfully collegial and lawmakers had fun governing. Oh, the irony of this Beltway liberal's devoting 2,225 words...
By Rebecca Berg | 03/04/14 10:22 AM
Having fended off a baffling challenge from Rep. Steve Stockman, Texas Sen. John Cornyn appears poised to glide to victory in the Republican primary contest Tuesday. In a recent poll, Cornyn held a commanding lead over Stockman among likely voters, with 62 percent to 16 percent.
By Mark Flatten | 03/04/14 05:58 AM
Two key House members have called for an investigation into reports published by the Washington Examiner that the Department of Veterans Affairs purged thousands of medical appointments to hide backlogs of tests and consultations dating back 10 years.
By Byron York | 03/03/14 07:10 PM
The Senate will soon vote on President Obama's nomination of former NAACP Legal Defense Fund official Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. There are a number of reasons many Republicans oppose the nomination, most prominent among them Adegbile's passionate and...
By Sean Lengell | 03/03/14 03:58 PM
Capitol Hill Republicans on Monday suggested President Obama was partly to blame for Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, saying foreign and military policy mistakes by the administration have emboldened Russian President Vladimir Putin to act without fear of American pushback.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/03/14 02:01 PM
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the campaign arm for House Democrats, on Monday named 16 candidates to its "Red To Blue" program, which identifies districts in which Democrats have a high chance of winning a seat from a Republican.
By Tim Mak | 03/03/14 11:50 AM
Former White House staffer Ronnie Cho is strongly considering a congressional run in Arizona, sources tell the Washington Examiner. Cho, the former associate director for the White House's Office of Public Engagement, has been taking calls encouraging him to run in Arizona since Democratic...
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