11/30/13 10:55 AM
(www.bloomberg.com) Congress’s latest attempt at crafting a budget plan is on track to end up the same way as others have in the past decade: with little or no agreement.
By Paul Bedard | 11/30/13 10:53 AM
The public’s approval rating for Congress has finally hit rock bottom: For the first time, America has a higher opinion of car salespeople. A new Economist/YouGov.com poll put the approval rating of Congress at a historic low of 6 percent. A December 2012 Gallup poll comparing Congress'...
By Associated Press | 11/29/13 04:04 PM
A month after emerging from a government shutdown at the top of their game, many Democrats in Congress newly worried about the party's re-election prospects are for the first time distancing themselves from President Obama after the disastrous rollout of his health care overhaul.
By Tim Mak | 11/29/13 08:47 AM
The 25-year-old law banning the manufacture of guns not easily screened by metal detectors will expire Dec. 9, a deadline that holds new urgency for lawmakers concerned about the development of 3-D printing technology and the printing of plastic guns.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/29/13 08:47 AM
Five years after the financial crisis, 4.1 million Americans have been out of work for longer than 27 weeks. Many of them face a looming deadline at the end of the year, when federal long-term unemployment benefits expire.
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/29/13 07:54 AM
Congressional lawmakers headed home for Thanksgiving dinner with many of them still dwelling on a farm bill that remains unfinished because of a significant partisan divide that threatens the chances of the bill passing before Congress adjourns in December. "Don't hold your breath," Rep. Frank...
11/27/13 05:52 PM
(nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com) It's not quite a "do nothing" Congress – but it's not far off.
By Associated Press | 11/27/13 09:59 AM
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and 25 of his Senate colleagues have sent a letter to key negotiators working on a stalled farm bill asking them to support a level of funding for The Emergency Food Assistance Program that he says will help keep pace with the demand for emergency food relief.
By Bloomberg News | 11/27/13 08:49 AM
With less than three weeks until their deadline, U.S. budget negotiators have yet to break an impasse over revenue, prompting lawmakers to draft plans to blunt $19 billion in defense cuts set to start in January.
By Michal Conger | 11/26/13 03:48 PM
Eleven federal agencies that declined to testify at a Sept. 18 hearing on their global warming spending also missed a Nov. 22 deadline to provide a congressional panel with written information about the issue. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked officials at 14 agencies to testify...
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