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.
The bipartisan budget deal passed by the House is the product of negotiations between Congressional leaders and the White House. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sits down with Gwen Ifill to discuss how Congress achieved its moment of breakthrough, plus a…
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the new GOP nominee to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House, laid out his first policy position Wednesday: supporting the new bipartisan budget deal. The House passed the agreement, averting a looming federal default…
By Associated Press
The House has passed a bipartisan budget-and-debt deal that prevents an unprecedented government default.
Medicare Advantage plans tout stability and broader coverage in 2016.
By PBS NewsHour
Trying the clear the deck for his replacement, outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner announced a tentative two-year budget deal that would boost defense and domestic programs and lift the debt ceiling through the spring of 2017. Political director…
Congress passed a bill to extend funding until December, hours before the deadline for a possible government shutdown. But the sharply divided vote in the House only seems to set up a potentially bigger fight later on. Political director Lisa…
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The Senate was poised to vote on legislation that would keep the government open beyond next Wednesday's deadline, but at a price Democrats are certain to reject: stripping taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood.
By Andrew Taylor, Alan Fram, Associated Press
Congress returns on Tuesday with a critical need for a characteristic rarely evident through a contentious spring and summer - cooperation between Republicans and President Barack Obama.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it faces a budget shortfall of more than $2.5 billion, mainly because of increased demand by veterans for health care, including new life-saving treatments for Hepatitis C.
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