WASHINGTON -- The House has left town for its August recess and the Senate is departing, which leaves a hefty list of unfinished business. Lawmakers have just 10 legislative days in September to ensure that the government stays open.
By Associated Press
Congress reconvenes Monday after a two-week recess, and plunges immediately into a fierce debate over how to control Iran's nuclear program. Lawmakers also will decide whether to confirm a new attorney general and whether to stabilize payments for Medicare treatments.
By Charles Babington, Associated Press
With four days left until the Department of Homeland Security runs out of funding (Friday at midnight), the politics remain complicated but the options for Congress are simple: (1) Let DHS funding run out, (2) Fund the agency for the…
By Lisa Desjardins, Domenico Montanaro, Rachel Wellford and Simone Pathe
Today in the Morning Line: House’s first month has focused on base issues without much chance of getting to the president Why another Obamacare vote? Freshmen want to say they voted against it Law remains unpopular, but people like…
By Domenico Montanaro, Rachel Wellford and Simone Pathe
By Domenico Montanaro, Lisa Desjardins, Rachel Wellford and Simone Pathe
Welcome to the 114th Congress. Both the House and Senate, which will have a new majority leader in Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, will gavel in for the new Congress at noon today. The chambers each begin with a prayer, but…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate.
By Laura Santhanam and Vanessa Dennis
Nearly three-quarters of incoming representatives and about 90 percent of all new senators will be Republican in the 114th Congress. In both the House and the Senate, about 80 percent of newly elected politicians will be men, and the new…
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