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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.
Politics Mar 18Senate, House GOP differ on savings approach to Medicare
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are putting down a marker with their budget blueprint, one day after the House GOP unveiled a 10-year plan that boosts the military, makes deep cuts in social programs and targets President Barack Obama's laws on…
Economy Mar 17GOP proposes $3.8 trillion budget that boosts defense, overhauls Medicare
WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget plan for next year that effectively breaks tight budget limits on military spending while promising a familiar roster of big cuts to social programs such as food stamps and…
Politics Mar 01Dysfunction in Congress not limited to homeland security fight
Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption.
Politics Feb 19Democrats to Boehner: Postpone Netanyahu speech
WASHINGTON — Almost two dozen liberal Democrats on Thursday asked House Speaker John Boehner to postpone Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress next month.
Politics Feb 01Obama to propose foreign profits tax to fund public works
President Barack Obama's budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials…
Nation Jan 27Obama to request hefty budget boost for the Pentagon
President Barack Obama will ask Congress for a hefty, almost 8 percent boost for the Pentagon, including $5.3 billion to equip and train Iraqi soldiers and moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants in the Middle East.