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House to tackle VA $178 billion for overhaul

With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is likely to move quickly to approve a compromise bill...

House, Senate take different routes on border problems

Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the border, but they're unlikely...

Democrats push House showdown on minimum wage

House Democrats said Thursday they will try to highlight GOP resistance to a higher minimum wage with a tactical maneuver meant to bring new...

Senate expected to send $1.1 trillion budget to Obama

Drained of much of its vitriol over the budget, Congress is poised to adopt a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a...

Election year politics drives Congress in 2014

Congress returns to work Monday with election-year politics certain to shape an already limited agenda. Republicans intend to focus on every facet of President Barack...

Americans want Boehner, Republicans out of control of the House

According to an increasing number of polls, Americans -- while fed up with Congress -- are so mad at Republicans over the government shutdown...

House approves $50.7 billion for superstorm aid

More than 10 weeks after Superstorm Sandy brutalized parts of the heavily populated Northeast, the House approved $50.7 billion in emergency relief for the...

Republicans already breaking their promises

Republicans have already violated some of the vows they made in taking stewardship of the House. Their pledge to cut $100 billion from the budget...

Senate passes food safety bill…again

The Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping bill to make food safer, sending it to the House in the waning days of Congress. It was...

Democrats defecting to GOP after election disaster

Staggering Election Day losses are not the Democratic Party's final indignity this year. At least 13 state lawmakers in five states have defected to...