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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Democrats are moving to raise the liability cap on Amtrak accidents, which was set at $200 million 18 years ago. They say the cap prevents full compensation for last week's derailment in Philadelphia.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Ex-Staten Island DA Dan Donovan may be best known for investigating the death of Eric Garner, who died after police put him in a chokehold. But now Donovan is trying to forge a new path in Congress.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
"It's not about funding. The train was going twice the speed limit," said House Speaker John Boehner. Democrats advocated for an amendment that would fund advanced technology.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Some members of Congress would like to allow immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally when they were children to serve. But some Republicans are threatening to hold up a key defense bill over it.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
After a night of violent riots broke out in parts of Baltimore City Monday, local residents were focused on rebuilding and getting a handle on things after a tense night.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Six years ago, a task force caused a firestorm by saying women under 50 may not need routine mammograms. The controversy was so great, that Congress passed legislation overriding the recommendation.
Friday, April 24, 2015
After a long delay and a lot of partisan rancor, much of which had nothing to do with her, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. She could be sworn in as early as Monday.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider.
Friday, March 27, 2015
For this weekend, we recommend pieces that touch on what's happened to some of the prisoners released from Guantanamo and an essay from one of India's few foreign correspondents.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Even in his final floor speech, Rep. Aaron Schock seemed to leave the door open for a future, comparing himself to former President Abraham Lincoln.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Doctors who treat Medicare patients will face a huge cut, 21 percent, if Congress doesn't act by the end of the month. House leaders now think they fix a problem that has plagued Congress since 1997.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The budget proposal unveiled this week is already running into trouble over military spending. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Republicans who back a bigger defense budget say they oppose it.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned Tuesday after questions were raised about mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle.
Monday, March 16, 2015
As Americans move toward more favorable views of pot, politicians are, too — in some cases.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Craft beer is a rapidly growing industry, and Washington lawmakers have noticed. Two proposed bills would lower the federal excise tax for small brewers.
Saturday, March 07, 2015
A group of conservative representatives in the House are unhappy with House Speaker John Boehner and they want to replace him. Can they do it?
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
The hard-core conservatives in House Speaker John Boehner's Republican caucus wanted to use a Department of Homeland Security funding bill to undo President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
Friday, February 27, 2015
With Senate passage of a $40 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, all eyes turn to House Speaker John Boehner. The Senate's bill does not contain language blocking President Obama's executive actions on immigration, which many House conservatives have insisted upon.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner says the ball is in the Senate's court to stave off a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, which is set to run out of money Friday.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Congress has a Friday midnight deadline to pass a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. But even though Republicans are now in charge of both chambers, the challenge of getting legislation through remains.