Oct 30

Congress sends budget and debt deal to Obama

WASHINGTON — Legislation sparing the country the specter of a catastrophic default and partial government shutdown is ready for President Barack Obama's signature after the Senate passed it by a comfortable margin.

Jun 09

WASHINGTON — Legislation that would cut Amtrak's budget by $242 million was working its way through the House, though there's new funding for video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record train engineers to help investigators get to the bottom of…

Apr 13

5 things to watch as Congress returns from a 2-week break

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.

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