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Politics Dec 22Senate Democrats want more info from Trump’s Cabinet picks
Top Democrats on Senate committees responsible for vetting President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees said his picks should not advance to a Senate vote without responding to "reasonable requests for additional information."…
Politics Dec 18Trump action on health care could cost Planned Parenthood
One of President-elect Donald Trump's first acts next year could come on Republican legislation to cut off taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood.
Politics Dec 09Senate passes stop-gap spending to avert government shutdown
The vote was 63-36 and sent the stop-gap spending bill to President Barack Obama for his signature ahead of a midnight deadline.
Politics Dec 07Congress approves bipartisan, $6.3 billion biomedical bill
WASHINGTON — Congress sent President Barack Obama bipartisan legislation Wednesday to beef up research on cancer and other diseases, battle drug abuse and speed government approvals of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. By 94-5, the Senate sent the measure to President…
Politics Nov 22Will Trump’s big agenda put GOP budget goals out of reach?
President-elect Donald Trump promises big tax cuts, a border wall and massive spending on infrastructure. That's a recipe for bigger deficits that fiscally minded conservative Republicans have railed against during President Barack Obama's tenure.
Politics Nov 14What’s on Congress’ lame duck to-do list?
Donald Trump's election will reset the balance of power in Washington, but until noon on Jan. 20, President Barack Obama decides what can become law.
Politics Oct 18WikiLeaks releases Clinton’s initial list of running mates
The list was included among hacked emails from Clinton's campaign chairman disclosed by WikiLeaks.
Nation Sep 22McConnell releases stopgap spending bill, anti-Zika funds
The Senate's top Republican on Thursday unveiled legislation to prevent a government shutdown next weekend and provide more than $1 billion to battle the Zika virus.
Politics Sep 09Only a few weeks of Zika funding remain, CDC says
The head of the government's fight against the Zika virus warned that the country is "about to see a bunch of kids born with microcephaly" in the coming months.
Politics Sep 04What happens when Congress returns to Washington this week?
Lawmakers will likely do what they do best: the bare minimum.