Paul Ryan flexes his political muscle as nine Republicans back his compromise in the upper chamber.
Hatch says “sometimes the answer has to be yes," while Graham vows that anyone who backs cutting military pensions "is gonna get the hell kicked out of him.”
On the Republican side, 170 voted for the package while only 62 opposed.
Ryan defends the airline security fees in his bill: “We think that the users should pay for the services that they're using."
The Senate bill proposed cutting the food stamp program by about $4 billion; the House originally sought a $20 billion reduction.
Sen. Murray: "We cheer for a different football team, clearly. We catch different fish. We have some differences on policy but we agree our country needs some certainty."
Will public disapproval of the healthcare law, Obama and Congress last into 2014 midterms?
If Congress does not renew the law, those out of work who file for unemployment benefits in 2014 will only qualify for state benefits.
GOPs insist that further action against the filibuster — which can be achieved by a simple majority — places minority rights at further risk.
Schumer: "We are going to pass background checks and then move on and do other things we have to do to get guns off the streets."
"We must limit the federal government’s ability to slow down energy production on taxpayer owned federal land."
President vows to veto bill which would automatically approve permit applications that Interior shoves to back burner.
With a Dec. 13 deadline, budget conferees need to figure out how to replace the revenue -- or whether to replace sequestration at all.
Hagan says the yearlong extension doesn't go far enough; Begich supports letting people keep their plans permanently. Harkin thinks Obama caved.
“When governments can weigh in and request alterations to a scientific analysis, the message is clear."
Jeh Johnson grilled by senators as critics maintain the lawyer and Democratic Party activist doesn’t carry the credentials for the job.
Democrats protest Issa's subpoena, saying the tech chief's testimony would take him away from valuable site fix-it time.
From Dems to GOPs, new bills address the cancellation of plans to the individual mandate and administration deadlines.
The blocked vote on the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency infuriates Reid.
The decision to ease enforcement, law enforcement groups said, “ignores the connections between marijuana use and violent crime."
Ryan: "If this conference becomes an argument about taxes, we’re not going to get anywhere. The way to raise revenue is to grow the economy.”
GOP chairman at hearing: “Americans were assured their experience would be similar to other online transactions like purchasing a flight or ordering a pizza."
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services head attributes problems to contractors who “have not met expectations"; says signups expected to be "small."