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Politics Oct 10Congress approves massive water-projects bill
Lawmakers from both parties hailed the measure, which they said will create jobs and help communities across the country fix irrigation systems, maintain dams and reduce flooding.
Politics Sep 18Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending
The stopgap bill would not address President Donald Trump's long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. GOP leaders have said they prefer to resolve the issue after the Nov. 6 elections.
Politics Sep 13Congress moving ahead on spending to avert shutdown
Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections.
Politics Sep 03Congress must consider Kavanaugh nomination, pay the bills
Other items on the agenda when Congress returns Tuesday: passing a farm bill, renewing federal aviation programs, and grilling social media executives about foreign interference in their operations and whether they are biased against conservatives, as President Donald Trump has…
Politics Aug 28Support builds for plan to rename Senate building for John McCain
A proposal to rename the Russell Senate Office building after Arizona Sen. John McCain appears to be gaining bipartisan support, but success is far from assured.
Politics Aug 24John McCain’s family says he’s stopping medical treatment
In a statement, McCain's family said McCain has surpassed expectations for his survival, but "the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict."…
Nation Aug 21Trump administration plan rolls back Obama’s coal emissions standards
The Environmental Protect Agency announced late Monday that acting administrator Andrew Wheeler planned to brief the news media by telephone Tuesday on greenhouse guidelines for states to set performance standards for existing coal-fired power plants.
Politics Jul 26Energy Department broke law with health care tweet, watchdog says
The Government Accountability Office said the July 2017 tweet was outside the scope of the agency's approved spending but did not violate a prohibition on grassroots lobbying or propaganda.
Nation Jul 22Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency
The agency that supervises the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose direct Cabinet oversight under legislation that Congress is negotiating.
Politics Jul 19Republicans block bid to extend election security grants
The GOP-controlled House on Thursday eliminated new funding for states to strengthen election security.