09/17/2013 5:44amThe Senate is returning to normal operations Tuesday following a shutdown due to the Navy Yard shootings.
09/17/2013 11:19amPresident Barack Obama's nominee to be the nation's top energy regulator came under sharp questioning Tuesday from lawmakers concerned that he may be opposed to coal and natural gas.
09/17/2013 11:42amThe government could run out of cash to pay its bills in full and on time sometime between the end of October and the middle of November if lawmakers fail to increase its $16.7 trillion borrowing cap, Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf said on Tuesday.
09/17/2013 1:53pmThe chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee is seeking details about any VA health care or other services provided to the suspect in the shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard.
09/17/2013 2:02pmHouse Republican leaders say food stamps serve too many Americans and the almost $80 billion-a-year program needs to be slimmed down.
09/17/2013 2:15pmThe FBI has released thousands of documents from its file on U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, some of which show the late lawmaker was the target of racially and politically motivated threats of violence.
09/17/2013 6:10pmThe gunman in the mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, Aaron Alexis, had a history of violent outbursts, was at least twice accused of firing guns in anger and was in the early stages of treatment for serious mental problems, according to court records and U.S. law enforcement officials.