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House Republicans slash IRS tax-enforcement funds

House Republicans slash IRS tax-enforcement funds

The GOP-controlled House has slashed the budget for the Internal Revenue Service’s tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion, a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer audits of taxpayers and…

Finally, some good economic news from the Fed

Finally, some good economic news from the Fed

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will have some good news to tell Congress this week about the health of the labor market. But lawmakers will likely press her to provide…

Deadline looming on federal highway bill

Deadline looming on federal highway bill

With an August deadline looming, the House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking…

More Republicans weigh in against Obama funds request

More Republicans weigh in against Obama funds request

Leading Republican lawmakers balked on Sunday at supporting a White House spending request aimed at bolstering the U.S. border with Mexico, where thousands of children have crossed recently, while calling…

GOP plays tricks to keep edge for control of House

GOP plays tricks to keep edge for control of House

Democrats have long claimed that Republicans abused their legislative powers to elect a disproportionate number of U.S. House members. Now a Florida court is lending credence to their complaint. The…

Hal Rogers: Obama’s border request ‘too much money’

Hal Rogers: Obama’s border request ‘too much money’

A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama’s multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected…

Possible deal could result in faster deportations

Possible deal could result in faster deportations

Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency request to address the…

Trying to sell a $3.7 billion quick immigration fix

Trying to sell a $3.7 billion quick immigration fix

In what figures to be a tough sell, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is going to Capitol Hill to make the case for President Barack Obama’s request for $3.7 billion…

Sen. Menendez thinks Cuba sparked fed probe

Sen. Menendez thinks Cuba sparked fed probe

Sen. Robert Menendez said Tuesday that he has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the Cuban government had a role in allegations against him that have made him a…

Judge will consider Senator’s lawsuit over health exchanges

Judge will consider Senator’s lawsuit over health exchanges

A federal judge will hear arguments this week on whether to toss a U.S. senator’s lawsuit challenging rules that force congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance…