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House sends DREAM Act to Senate

But the bill that would give a path to citizenship to young illegal immigrants now faces a daunting test. Read more……

Levin seeks instant rematch with Neal

The Massachusetts Democrat eked out a one-vote victory over the current chairman. Read more……

Bill to Award Seniors $250 Is Defeated

House Republicans thwarted a Democratic effort to award $250 checks to Social Security recipients facing a second consecutive year without a cost-of-living increase. Read more……

The Caucus: George H.W. Bush Endorses Arms Treaty

The former president signed and won Senate approval of the original Start arms control treaty with the Soviet Union in 1991. Read more……

Junk Food Is a Source of Comfort on Capitol Hill

The area surrounding the Capitol is newly awash in milk shakes, grilled cheese sandwiches and mildly baroque pizza. Read more……

Tax deal gains steam toward passage

Reid says he wants to consider the bill soon. Read more……

House passes slimmed-down spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives Wednesday approved a slimmed-down spending bill that funds many of President Barack Obama’s top priorities but denies him billions of additional dollars he…

Senate acts to stop Medicare doctors pay cut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate on Wednesday agreed to avert a 25 percent pay cut for doctors treating patients covered by the Medicare health program for the elderly. Read more…

‘Don’t ask’ repeal gains steam

Despite concerns about the timing, Reid could call a vote as early as Thursday. Read more……

House approves $1T budget bill

In a tightly contested vote, Democrats agree to $46 billion in cuts to Obama budget. Read more……