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Bill to lower student loan rates heads to Obama

08/01/2013 12:12am
A bipartisan bill that would lower the costs of borrowing for millions of students is awaiting President Barack Obama's signature.

Senate committee passes defense spending bill

08/01/2013 10:43am
The White House would need an OK from Congress to use military force in Syria under a defense spending bill in the Senate.

Protesters to Congress: Get moving on immigration

08/01/2013 12:06pm
Forty-one pro-immigrant activists were arrested outside the Capitol Thursday after blocking traffic while pushing for passage of comprehensive immigration legislation.

Obama orders review of chemical plant rules

08/01/2013 12:58pm
President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered federal agencies to review safety rules at chemical facilities in response to the deadly April explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant.

Reid to senators: 'Sit down and shut up'

08/01/2013 1:56pm
Tempers and frustrations are flaring in Congress on the eve of its August recess.

House's last votes about messaging, not laws

08/01/2013 4:07pm
Forget the last-minute deals of years past and the huge pile of undone business.

Senate confirms Joint Chiefs chairman for 2nd term

08/01/2013 7:03pm
The Senate has approved the nomination of Army Gen. Martin Dempsey for another two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Senate approves Obama's nominee for UN ambassador

08/01/2013 9:09pm
The Senate easily confirmed President Barack Obama's selection for ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday, capping a month in which senators used a bipartisan truce on once-mired nominations to fill a cluster of vacancies in the president's second-term administration.