By Sean Lengell | 02/05/14 07:32 PM
The House on Wednesday passed a controversial emergency drought-relief bill to help farmers in California's Central Valley, despite White House opposition.
By Sean Lengell | 02/04/14 05:15 PM
Congress gave final approval for a massive, long-term farm bill, ending a bitter two-year partisan debate over funding for agriculture subsidies, crop insurance and the food stamp program. The measure, which the Senate passed Tuesday by a vote of 68-32, will cost about $100 billion a year over...
By Sean Lengell | 01/30/14 04:56 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to put the brakes on a push to give the White House authority to fast-track free trade deals, putting himself at odds with the administration and many in his own party. The Nevada Democrat's stance also pours cold water on two pending major free trade...
By Zack Colman and Sean Lengell | 01/30/14 01:49 PM
Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman, a high-profile lawmaker and longtime advocate for clean air and health care initiatives, announced Thursday he won't seek a 21st term in office. The Californian, who was first elected to Congress in 1974, said he wasn't leaving out of frustration but rather...
By Sean Lengell | 01/29/14 06:50 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said House Speaker John Boehner has assured her Republicans are working on immigration reform principles that Democrats can support, a move she called a "good-faith effort." "I'm assured by the speaker that they will be good and that [they will be] acceptable...
By Sean Lengell | 01/28/14 11:03 PM
Saying that President Obama has failed on his promise to lift the country out of its economic doldrums, Republicans responding to his State of the Union address Monday night offered a "more hopeful" approach to empower Americans to improve their lives. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington...
By Sean Lengell | 01/27/14 07:39 PM
Congressional negotiators agreed Monday evening on a massive farm bill that would keep agriculture subsidies, crop insurance and the food stamp program funded for another five years while ushering in reforms that promise to lower the deficit. The measure would cost almost $100 billion a year...
By Sean Lengell | 01/24/14 06:33 PM
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to temporarily exempt a group of nuns who run a Denver nursing home from a birth control requirement included in Obamacare. The move keeps in place Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s New Year's Eve short-term order to hold off the contraceptive coverage requirement...
By Sean Lengell | 01/24/14 03:06 PM
The share of the U.S. workforce belonging to a union remained at 11.3 percent last year, though private-sector union membership increased slightly compared with the previous year, according to a new Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday.
By Sean Lengell | 01/23/14 01:18 PM
Sen. Cruz has called on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS' controversial targeting of conservative groups. "To date, no one has been indicted. And it has been reported that the FBI plans not to file any criminal charges," Cruz wrote in a letter.
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