Stories tagged: Congress
Wed., March 2, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Democrats object as House GOP holds hearing on fetal tissue
House Democrats suggested on Wednesday that a special House panel investigating Planned Parenthood could be complicit in future assaults or even murders of abortion providers at the Republican-led committee’s first …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
FBI, Apple clash before Congress as encryption fight simmers
The U.S. government calls it a “vicious guard dog” that hurts national security. Apple says it’s critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Supreme Court vote analysis: House lawmakers want their say
What if a single story dominated Congress for an entire election year, and four out of every five members had no formal avenue for getting involved?
Tue., March 1, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
Obama, Senate GOP still at odds over Supreme Court vacancy
President Barack Obama called Democrats and Republicans to the White House Tuesday to discuss election-year standoff over the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Neither side showed signs of budging.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
Paul Ryan: GOP nominee must reject bigotry
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday anyone who wants to be the Republican presidential nominee must reject any racist group or individual. Ryan made the tacit swipe at GOP front …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
House backs bill to boost hunting, fishing on public lands
The House on Friday approved a bill to expand access to hunting and fishing areas on public lands, extend protections for the use of lead bullets in hunting and strip …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Puerto Rico government could shut down if denied bankruptcy, Treasury official says
The U.S. Treasury Department is warning of a potential government shutdown in Puerto Rico and lengthy litigation if Congress doesn’t approve a bankruptcy mechanism for the U.S. territory soon.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Obama warns high court credibility at stake in nominee fight
President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court’s credibility could be diminished if Republicans go through with a threat not to vote or hold a hearing on his nominee.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
Senate confirms Robert Califf as head of FDA
The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominee to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 9:02 a.m.
Congress will take legal steps to stop Guantanamo closure, Paul Ryan says
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday Republicans are taking legal steps to stop President Barack Obama from closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a day after the president …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 2:29 p.m.
Apple to tell judge in California case: Congress must decide
Apple Inc. will tell a federal judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over iPhone encryption should be kicked to Congress, rather than decided by …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
GOP backers of defense budget hike got millions in donations
House Republicans urging a steep increase in the Pentagon’s budget have received $10 million in campaign contributions over the course of their congressional careers from defense contractors that would benefit …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
Scalia’s death complicates Supreme Court’s hot-button political issues
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the Supreme Court’s most conservative members, complicates a term that was poised to play a big role in this year’s elections, thanks …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
Supreme Court fight: Cracks emerge in Republican strategy
Concerted Republican opposition to considering President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court showed early signs of splintering on Wednesday as a handful of influential senators opened the door to …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
President Obama says he will name indisputably qualified nominee for Supreme Court
President Barack Obama says there is “more than enough time” for the Senate to consider a nomination to the Supreme Court this year, and he intends to move ahead with …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 8:31 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers bill on calorie labeling passes House of Representatives
A bill that would ease the regulatory requirements of small food businesses to provide calorie information for menu items, sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, passed the House of Representatives, …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements
The House has approved legislation to give supermarkets, fast-food chains and other food establishments some relief from government calorie labeling rules.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
Paul Ryan lays out budget options to divided Republicans
Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday delivered a message to conservatives unhappy with last year’s pact with President Barack Obama that boosted spending for the Pentagon and domestic agencies: You’re stuck …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 9:13 a.m.
North Korea sanctions bill ready for president’s signature
Congress is sending President Barack Obama legislation that aims to punish North Korea for pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons program.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes
Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 9:24 a.m.
Fed boss Yellen: Slower rate hikes if economy disappoints
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy faces a number of global threats that could hamper growth and compel the Fed to slow the pace of future interest …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Analysis: Obama’s budget sees next president inheriting healthy economy
The economic assumptions underlying President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 are fairly optimistic for the near term, although weaker than projections made in the …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
A look at Obama’s final budget proposal for 2017
President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
$1.8 billion in emergency funds sought to fight Zika
The Obama administration will ask Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus – a disease that the president says is a cause for concern but …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 4:11 p.m.
Quieter, smaller Guantanamo as debate rages on prison’s fate
After 14 years, the detention center on the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, appears to be winding down despite opposition in Congress to President Barack Obama’s intent to close …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 7:13 a.m.
Pentagon wants defense boost to counter Russia
The Obama administration wants to boost military spending in Europe next year to stockpile heavy weapons, armored vehicles and other military equipment in eastern and central Europe, a substantial expansion …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 5:52 a.m.
Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund clean transport
President Barack Obama wants oil companies to pay a $10 fee for every barrel of oil to help fund investments in clean transportation that fight climate change.
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
Kay drops out of Congressional race, supports Pakootas
David Kay, 59, announced Thursday he was dropping his bid as a Democrat for U.S. Congress and throwing his support behind Joe Pakootas.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
Lawmakers seek $1 billion for struggling coal states
Lawmakers from Appalachian states hit hard by a downturn in the coal industry are proposing to set aside $1 billion from a federal fund to use for economic development.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
Asia-Pacific region trade pact signed
President Barack Obama is applauding the signing of an ambitious free trade agreement among 12 countries that he says would support jobs in the United States.