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Politics Mar 14Senate passes bill easing Dodd-Frank rules for banks
The bill is particularly aimed at helping small and medium-sized banks, but critics argue that the likelihood of future taxpayer bailouts will increase if it becomes law.
Nation Mar 14FBI official: ‘We clearly should have done more’ in Florida shooting
WASHINGTON — The FBI could have and should have done more to investigate information it received prior to last month's massacre at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the agency's deputy director told a Senate panel on Wednesday.
Politics Mar 05Senate poised to ease Dodd-Frank rules for most banks
Ten years after a financial crisis rocked the nation's economy, the Senate is poised to pass legislation that would roll back some of the safeguards Congress put into place to prevent a relapse.
Politics Mar 04In a switch, Democrats and unions cheer Trump while GOP frets
Few issues could blur the lines of partisanship in Trump-era Washington. Trade is one of them.
Politics Feb 06House votes to overhaul how members of Congress and their staffs report sexual harassment
Since October, eight lawmakers have either resigned or abandoned re-election bids amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
Politics Jan 10Issa will not seek re-election after serving ninth term
WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election after serving out his ninth term in Congress.
Politics Jan 08Democratic activist pledges $30 million to get young voters to the polls
Tom Steyer is the main source of cash for a super PAC called the NextGen Climate Action Committee, which spent more than $90 million in the last election cycle.
Politics Jan 02Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch says he will retire after four decades in Senate
Hatch is the longest-serving Republican in the Senate. He chairs the powerful Senate Finance Committee and was a major force in getting a tax overhaul through in December.
Politics Nov 17Why 2018 could be one of the Senate Ethics Committee’s busiest years
Next year, the panel could be working nonstop, deciding the fate of up to three lawmakers, including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Politics Nov 16GOP, Democratic senators back bill to bolster FBI gun checks
Republican and Democratic senators have joined forces on legislation to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who killed more than two dozen people at a…