By Meghashyam Mali | 12/12/13 02:07 PM
The White House on Thursday said it expected Congress to quickly extend unemployment insurance early next year if lawmakers leave Washington before the deadline for expiring jobless benefits. "Unfortunately, the House is leaving tomorrow. They've made clear that they go on recess for the...
By Mary Clare Jalonick | 12/12/13 09:32 AM
Government dairy subsidies that affect the cost of a gallon of milk are set to expire at the end of the year as farm-state lawmakers said Tuesday that they do not expect to have a new farm bill — or an extension of current law — before Jan 1.
By Charlie Spiering | 12/12/13 09:06 AM
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., continued to defend the House Budget agreement with Democrats on Wednesday night during an appearance on Fox News with conservative host Sean Hannity.
By Associated Press | 12/12/13 08:56 AM
The fired chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was expected Thursday in federal court after the aide's arrest on probable cause for possession and distribution of child pornography, authorities said. Ryan Loskarn was a rising star who had spent the past decade working his way up to...
By Donna Cassata | 12/12/13 08:55 AM
Working-age military retirees would see fewer dollars in their federal pensions and the Pentagon would get some long-sought stability in spending under Congress' budget deal.
12/12/13 08:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The co-architect of a new budget deal in Congress concedes the political accommodation is modest, but says it moves a fiscally challenged government "in the right direction." Republican Rep. Paul Ryan tells "CBS This Morning" the deal he brokered with Democratic Sen. Patty...
By Luke Rosiak | 12/12/13 05:15 AM
A Senate subcommittee is exploring consolidating some of the many tiny federal entities that are littered across the bureaucracy, and first on its list of targets are international programs, including the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the Overseas Private Investment Corp.
By Sean Lengell | 12/11/13 07:31 PM
The House's No. 2 Democrat says he's not sure if the $2 trillion bipartisan budget deal reached Tuesday night has enough Democratic support to pass the chamber. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said it's his "presumption" -- based on other past bipartisan compromises, such as last year's New...
By Michal Conger | 12/11/13 07:30 PM
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa warned Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Wednesday that obstructing a congressional investigation is a criminal offense. Issa's warning came in a letter in which the California Republican told...
By Sean Higgins | 12/11/13 05:49 PM
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., announced he has suspended his chief of staff, Ryan Loskarn, after learning that the staffer's home was being searched by law enforcement officials "regarding allegations involving child pornography." The senator made the announcement on his official website:...
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