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Politics Sep 05Cooperation in Congress key to tackling full fall agenda
Congress returns on Tuesday with a critical need for a characteristic rarely evident through a contentious spring and summer - cooperation between Republicans and President Barack Obama.
Politics Aug 10Pope Francis expected to challenge lawmakers in U.S. trip
WASHINGTON — A political pope is sure to seize his opportunity when he addresses a political body. So both Democrats and Republicans are looking forward to Pope Francis' remarks to Congress next month — and bracing for them, too.
Politics Aug 04Freshman GOP Rep. Curbelo diagnosed with whooping cough
WASHINGTON -- Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo has been diagnosed with whooping cough, a rare and contagious disease that is officially known as pertussis.
Politics Jul 14House Republicans criticize Obama administration over immigration and San Francisco pier shooting
Angry House Republicans blasted the Obama administration Tuesday over the release of an immigrant later charged with murder in San Francisco, and advanced legislation aimed at preventing such an event from happening again.
Nation Jul 09House pulls vote on Confederate flag displays in federal cemeteries
WASHINGTON — The House is about to put its members on record on whether Confederate flags can decorate rebel graves in historic federal cemeteries and if their sale should be banned in national park gift shops.
Politics Jun 20Study: Health care law repeal could increase budget deficit
A nonpartisan government study says repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit and the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million.
Politics Jun 18Republicans in Congress try to block Obama administration’s environmental plans
Republicans controlling a powerful Senate committee moved Thursday to block Obama administration initiatives to curb global warming, issue new clean water rules and regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal land.
Nation Jun 09House GOP measure could cut Amtrak budget by $242 million
WASHINGTON — Legislation that would cut Amtrak's budget by $242 million was working its way through the House, though there's new funding for video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record train engineers to help investigators get to the bottom of…
Nation May 20House panel approves $51B for NASA, Justice Dept. over Democratic protests
WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP-controlled House panel Wednesday approved a $51 billion measure providing the Justice Department and NASA with modest budget hikes, but the legislation falls well short of what's needed to win President Barack Obama's signature.
Politics May 13House GOP panel proposes Amtrak cuts hours after deadly train crash
A powerful House committee is weighing legislation that would slash funds for Amtrak by 18 percent just hours after a deadly train crash in Philadelphia.