WASHINGTON — Democratic officials say Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress, is ready to announce her retirement.
Congress passed a one-week spending bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security — as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives who were furious that the measure left President Barack Obama’s immigration policy intact. For more on the politics behind this funding fight, Roll Call reporter Niels Lesniewski joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington D.C. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved a bill to ensure full funding of the Homeland Security Department for one week, sending the measure to the House just hours before the agency faces a partial shutdown.
WASHINGTON — No Child Left Behind is a widely criticized law, but a GOP bill intended to fix it isn’t winning popularity contests among House Democrats. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Senate is on track to confirm President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Pentagon. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, a member of the U.S. Senate is asserting.
Israel’s ambassador to the United States got an earful from seven House Democrats on Wednesday. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, faces Senate questioners Wednesday as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation’s top law enforcement job.