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Politics Oct 10Lawmakers approve $750 million request to fight Ebola outbreak
WASHINGTON — A powerful GOP senator lifted his objections Friday to a $750 million Pentagon request to fight Ebola in Africa, freeing up the money immediately.
Politics Oct 09Additional $700 million for military mission to fight Ebola
The Republican chairmen of House panels that oversee the Pentagon signed off Thursday on an additional $700 million to pay for the military mission to help fight Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak.
Economy Oct 08Budget deficit drops to lowest level in Obama’s six years in office
WASHINGTON — The federal government's budget deficit has fallen to $486 billion, the smallest pool of red ink of President Barack Obama's six-year span in office, a new report said Wednesday.
World Sep 10Republicans rebuff Obama’s request to train Syrian fighters
The administration made the requests last Friday but they are not part of a temporary funding measure heading for a House vote Thursday.
Politics Sep 08Congress is back from vacation with critical votes on the agenda
WASHINGTON — Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet. Lawmakers will find time, too, for votes…
Education Aug 07Department of Education to make college loan process easier for students
WASHINGTON — The Department of Education is trying to make it easier for students with troubled credit histories to get college loans.
Nation Jul 11Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets’ care
Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at…
Economy Jul 112014 budget deficit to drop to $583 billion, White House says
WASHINGTON — The White House says this year's budget deficit will drop to $583 billion, the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure.
Politics May 30House Republicans back state medical marijuana laws
The GOP-controlled House voted early Friday in favor of blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana. The somewhat surprising 219-189 vote came as the House debated a bill funding the Justice Department's…
Politics May 06House GOP proposes cuts to highway grants
WASHINGTON — Republicans controlling the House unveiled legislation on Tuesday that proposes a huge cut to a transportation grant program championed by President Barack Obama that funds road and bridge projects, light rail networks, port construction and bike paths.