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Nation Jul 12Should e-cigarettes be exempt from FDA rules? A House panel says yes
Legislation approved Wednesday by the Republican-controlled Appropriations Committee would prevent the FDA from requiring retroactive safety reviews of e-cigarettes already on the market. But most panel Democrats said the products are dangerous and are targeted at children.
Politics Jul 12House Republicans seek cuts to foreign aid, support for U.S.-Mexico wall
In a flurry of summertime activity, congressional panels in the House and Senate released various spending bills to fund government agencies and departments in 2018.
Politics Jun 29As deficit spikes, CBO says Congress must act on debt by October
A new government estimate says the drop-dead deadline for lawmakers to increase the government's borrowing limit is early to mid-October.
Politics Jun 14Congressional Baseball Game will go on as scheduled after shooting
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., assured lawmakers assembled at a members' briefing that the game will be played as scheduled, prompting a standing ovation.
Politics May 22Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget eyes deep domestic cuts
The budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, relying on rosy projections about the nation's economic growth.
Politics May 22President Trump’s budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamps
President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill.
Politics May 16Trump’s legislative agenda slows to crawl in Congress
What GOP senators and House members aren't doing right now is passing major legislation. And it's not just health care and a tax overhaul that are dragging.
Politics May 04Senate sends $1.1 trillion spending bill to Trump
The lopsided, 79-18 Senate vote sends the huge bill to the White House in plenty of time to avert a midnight Friday shutdown deadline.
Politics May 03House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds government through September
The House easily passed a $1.1 trillion governmentwide spending bill, awarding wins to both Democrats and Republicans while putting off until later this year a fight over President Donald Trump's promised border wall with Mexico.
Politics May 01Congress unveils $1 trillion spending plan to avoid government shutdown
The bill would fund most government operations through September but denies President Trump money for a border wall and rejects his proposed domestic cuts.