By Lisa Ruhl | 07/31/14 01:33 PM
With more and more states opting to decriminalize marijuana, whether for medical or recreational purposes, new laws will be required to control the possibility of driving while high.Â The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing Thursday to dig in on the issue.
By Steve Doty | 07/31/14 12:44 PM
Speaker of the House John Boehner made it clear to reporters Thursday that the Republican-controlled House will not take up the Senate immigration reform bill.
By Ed Sykes | 07/31/14 12:40 PM
Virginia Republican Congressman Eric Cantor is stepping down as House Majority Leader Thursday.
By David M. Drucker | 07/31/14 09:07 AM
House Republicans on Wednesday were still short of the 218 GOP votes they need to guarantee passage of their $659 billion border package.
By Byron York | 07/31/14 08:14 AM
On what could be the last lawmaking session before the summer recess, both House and Senate are preparing bills to one-up each other on immigration.
07/31/14 12:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing...
07/30/14 10:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and...
07/30/14 10:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally. The...
07/30/14 08:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. The $16.3 billion measure also would allow the VA to hire thousands of doctors and nurses and rewrite...
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/30/14 06:46 PM
The House Thursday passed a resolution authorizing an unprecedented congressional lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive authority to delay the employer mandate in the health insurance reform law.
07/30/14 06:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators joined their Republican colleagues Wednesday in calling for some U.S. military aid to Ukraine after receiving a closed-door briefing from senior Obama administration officials. Sens. Carl Levin of Michigan, the Armed Services Committee chairman, and Bill...
By Sean Lengell | 07/30/14 05:05 PM
With Congress poised this week to pass a temporary measure to fund road, transit and rail programs, it likely will have a greater direct impact on Americans than most congressional initiatives this year.
07/30/14 04:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. The bill would have prohibited companies from deducting expenses related to moving their operations to a foreign country. It also would have...
07/30/14 04:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators. Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., led the effort, with lawmakers from both parties saying they have heard...
By David M. Drucker | 07/30/14 02:51 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is threatening to attach comprehensive immigration reform to targeted legislation intended to address the border crisis.
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