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Latest Congress Items
The nation's economy overcame a round of federal budget cuts and posted a surprisingly strong 3.6 percent growth rate in the summer quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday morning.
A bipartisan group of House members said Wednesday they've asked Speaker John A. Boehner to schedule a vote by the end of next year on a gay-rights bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Pushing back against claims he's leading a do-nothing Congress, House Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday ticked off a half-dozen significant bills he and his colleagues have passed but that are awaiting Senate action.
Congress soon will vote on raising the federal minimum wage to more than $10 per hour. Few realize that, from the perspective of many employers, the government has already done this.
Lawmakers said they made "great progress" toward reaching a farm bill deal in a meeting Wednesday morning as they push toward a final agreement that could be a year-end bright spot for an otherwise unproductive Congress.
The unfolding drama between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and upstart genetic testing 23andMe is simply the latest in the long string of troubling overreach by regulators that will continue to stifle innovation and growth.
Signs of life beyond Earth could be found within a decade under the most optimistic scenarios, and aggressive research will be necessary to keep pace in any 21st-century space race, astrobiologists told a House panel.
The Democratic rift over entitlements deepened this week as a top party contender for governor in Pennsylvania came under fire from liberals after a think tank of which she is co-chairwoman criticized economic-populism messages of Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.
Organizing for Action, the successor of President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, is encouraging his supporters to host anniversary events to mark one year since 20 schoolchildren and 6 women were murdered at a Newton, Conn., elementary school.