08/01/2013 12:12amA bipartisan bill that would lower the costs of borrowing for millions of students is awaiting President Barack Obama's signature.
08/01/2013 10:43amThe White House would need an OK from Congress to use military force in Syria under a defense spending bill in the Senate.
08/01/2013 12:06pmForty-one pro-immigrant activists were arrested outside the Capitol Thursday after blocking traffic while pushing for passage of comprehensive immigration legislation.
08/01/2013 12:58pmPresident 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.
08/01/2013 1:56pmTempers and frustrations are flaring in Congress on the eve of its August recess.
08/01/2013 4:07pmForget the last-minute deals of years past and the huge pile of undone business.
08/01/2013 7:03pmThe Senate has approved the nomination of Army Gen. Martin Dempsey for another two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
08/01/2013 9:09pmThe 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.