The Associated Press | posted 7 minutes ago
The budget agreement passed by Congress sets spending limits for two years and averts a possible government shutdown in January. It increases government deficits in 2014 and 2015 but reduces them over 10 years by a total of $23 billion.
Bradley Klapper, Associated Press | posted 7 minutes ago
A Senate panel has approved a bill that would allow the U.S. to restore its full aid relationship with Egypt.
David Espo, Associated Press | posted 8 minutes ago
Congress has sent President Barack Obama bipartisan legislation scaling back across-the-board spending cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system.
Sam Hananel, Associated Press | posted 34 minutes ago
For the second time in two years, Congress is targeting employers that still offer traditional pensions for a hefty increase in their insurance premiums to help finance a budget deal.
Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 1:41pm
The Obama administration needs to be more open with Congress to win support for a trans-Pacific trade pact under negotiation with 11 countries, an influential Democratic senator said Wednesday.
Donna Cassata, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 10:27am
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that his Democratic counterpart is barring any GOP changes to pending defense legislation because he "can't stomach a vote on Iran sanctions."
David Espo, Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 7:43pm
Year-end legislation to ease Congress' chronic budget brinkmanship and soften across-the-board spending cuts moved to the cusp of final passage Tuesday, a rare display of Senate bipartisanship that masked strong complaints about slicing into military retirement benefits.
The Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 3:07pm
The 67-33 roll call Tuesday by which the Senate advanced a bipartisan budget bill that seeks to ease some but not all the cuts to the federal budget. The vote removes the final hurdle to Senate passage. The Democratic-led chamber is expected to approve the bill on Wednesday.
Donna Cassata and Tamara Lush, Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 3:01pm
Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf says he will not seek another term after more than three decades in Congress.
Donna Cassata, Associated Press | posted Dec 17th - 2:55pm
Sen. Bill Nelson said Tuesday he is willing to travel to Iran if it would help find missing CIA contractor Robert Levinson who disappeared while on a secret intelligence mission to Iran.
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