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By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
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, Simone Pathe
The new Congress has the fewest military veterans since World War II, but recent veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are on the rise. What priorities do they bring to Capitol Hill? Judy Woodruff talks to Rep. Martha McSally,…
By PBS NewsHour
By Domenico Montanaro, Rachel Wellford, 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…
The leaders of the Republican-controlled Congress were among more than a dozen lawmakers who gathered at the White House to talk common ground and areas of conflict with President Obama. Political director Domenico Montanaro and political editor Lisa Desjardins join…
Vice President Joe Biden stole the show at the swearing-in ceremonies of the 114th Congress, wooing grandmothers, taking selfies and slapping senators on the back in between administering oaths.
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