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Budget deal passes Senate, ready for Obama’s signature

Budget deal passes Senate, ready for Obama’s signature

Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a…

McConnell attacks Democrats over defense bill

McConnell attacks Democrats over defense bill

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that his Democratic counterpart is barring any GOP changes to pending defense legislation because he “can’t stomach a vote on Iran sanctions.” In…

Three House veterans leaving Congress

Three House veterans leaving Congress

Three veteran members of the House of Representatives, two Republicans and one Democrat, announced their retirements just as the 2014 congressional campaign season starts to heat up. Republican Representatives Frank…

Budget deal creates split among Republican leaders

Budget deal creates split among Republican leaders

Senate Republican leaders are criticizing a bipartisan budget deal, parting ways with their House counterparts who shepherded the measure through that chamber last week. The split makes it harder for…

House ethics panel investigating Rep. Radel

House ethics panel investigating Rep. Radel

The House Ethics Committee announced Monday it was launching a formal investigation of a Florida congressman who pleaded guilty last month to cocaine possession. Ethics Committee Chairman Michael Conaway and…

Ryan says budget deal helps Republicans

Ryan says budget deal helps Republicans

The Republican co-author of a rare bipartisan budget deal in Congress defended the agreement from opposition in his own party on Sunday as an asset that could help Republicans capture…

Durbin: Senate short of votes needed to pass budget deal

Durbin: Senate short of votes needed to pass budget deal

Senate Democrats are still short of the votes needed to pass a budget deal that would avoid a government shutdown in January and blunt automatic spending cuts, Senator Dick Durbin,…

Even with budget deal, bitter battles remain in Congress

Even with budget deal, bitter battles remain in Congress

Anyone expecting a new era of good feeling to break out on Capitol Hill in the wake of this week’s bipartisan budget deal should probably forget about it. That was…

Budget deal expected to pass Senate early next week

Budget deal expected to pass Senate early next week

One day after winning lopsided House approval, bipartisan legislation to ease across-the-board spending cuts and reduce economy-rattling budget brinkmanship appears likely to command the 60 votes necessary to clear the…

Republican conservatives helped pass budget bill in House

Republican conservatives helped pass budget bill in House

After a sweeping vote by conservative Republicans controlling the House and President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies, a bipartisan budget pact is in the hands of the Senate, where it will…