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Unemployment, Fed top Congressional agenda

Unemployment, Fed top Congressional agenda

Back to work on Monday, Congress faces a hefty list of unfinished business and a politically driven agenda in an election year that will determine control of the House and…

Budget fight a crash course on how Congress fails to function

Budget fight a crash course on how Congress fails to function

If majorities in both the House and Senate would vote to reopen the government with no strings attached, or vote to repeal the new health care law’s sales tax on…

Short-term debt limit hike under consideration by Senate Democrats

Short-term debt limit hike under consideration by Senate Democrats

Senate Democrats are drafting legislation to raise the nation’s debt limit without the type of unrelated conditions that Republicans have said they intend to demand, officials said Monday, as the…

Uncertain future for immigration bill in House

Uncertain future for immigration bill in House

The immigration debate is shifting to the Republican-led House, where lawmakers have shown little appetite for the large-scale, comprehensive approach their Senate colleagues embraced last week. The Republican chairman of…

Immigration focus shifting to the House

Immigration focus shifting to the House

Attention is shifting to the House and its conservative majority after the Senate passed a landmark immigration bill opening the door to U.S. citizenship to millions while pouring billions of…

Immigration bill expected to pass Senate by July 4

Immigration bill expected to pass Senate by July 4

A lawmaker who helped negotiate a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration predicted on Sunday that comprehensive legislation would overwhelmingly pass the Senate by July 4 while House Republicans cautioned that…

Senators will look at new rules on investigating media leaks

Senators will look at new rules on investigating media leaks

Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday a group of eight senators will look at setting rules on how leaks about government secrets are investigated. “We’ll be announcing that we have four…

Final decisions near on immigration bill

Final decisions near on immigration bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee hopes to nail down an elusive compromise on high-tech visas and may punt a controversy over gay marriage to the full Senate as it makes final…

Right-wingers fail to water down immigration bill

Right-wingers fail to water down immigration bill

A landmark bill backed by President Barack Obama to overhaul the nation’s immigration system survived unscathed on Thursday during the first day of consideration by a divided Senate Judiciary Committee.…

Will immigration reform pass? That depends on who you ask

The push for comprehensive immigration legislation faces an uncertain fate in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives even as Senate supporters voiced optimism on Thursday for overwhelming backing in that…

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