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3-term NY Rep. Bill Owens to retire

01/14/2014 10:27am
Three-term New York Rep. Bill Owens, who narrowly won re-election in 2012, has decided not to seek another term.

GOP constituents want jobless aid renewed

01/14/2014 11:50am
In her 17 months out of work, Lita Ness has heard all the criticisms of extended unemployment insurance that has led to the program getting suspended amid a partisan standoff in Congress.

Ex-staffer for Utah congressman pleads not guilty

01/14/2014 12:28pm
A former Utah staffer for U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz has pleaded not guilty to lying about being injured in the Iraq War to collect disability benefits.

Ex-US Rep. Rick Renzi's prison sentence is delayed

01/14/2014 12:43pm
Ex-U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi has filed an appeal that delays the start of his three-year prison sentence on convictions of public corruption and money laundering charges.

Bill would provide $25m more for embassy security

01/14/2014 1:40pm
A spending bill written to fund the government through October would increase security at U.S. diplomatic facilities abroad.

Bill would restore Egypt aid with conditions

01/14/2014 1:56pm
A spending bill in Congress would restore $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt, but only on condition that the Egyptian government ensures democratic reform.

Spending bill delays some flood insurance hikes

01/14/2014 2:28pm
Homeowners worried that new federal flood maps will send their flood insurance premiums skyrocketing would get some short-term relief under a provision tucked into a massive government-wide funding bill.

GOP chairman seeks Afghan detainee names

01/14/2014 2:43pm
A House Republican chairman is seeking from U.S. military officials the names of 72 detainees that Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered released from prison.

Dem Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney to marry partner

01/14/2014 2:54pm
Freshman congressman Sean Patrick Maloney plans to marry his longtime partner, who proposed over Christmas.