Egypt, scandals, the sequester, Obamacare woes, and a choosing a new Fed chairman all loom large.
Proposal would take responsibility for finding a home for nuke byproducts away from the Department of Energy.
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But key lawmakers remain unconvinced that surveillance is all benign: “What will be next?" said Leahy. "And when is enough, enough?”
Sen. Risch: “It is just disgusting what has happened as far as the federal government having botched this as badly as it has.”
Dems say it's hurt kids and weakened the judiciary system; GOP says not so fast.
Boehner has rejected the idea of “1,300-page bills that no one has read.”
Chairmen demand additional information regarding internal discussions about the status of Tea Party groups.
Even Patriot Act's author warns national security officials “you’re going to lose it entirely” unless some of the practices are reined in. More: Secret Court that Swears It Isn’t a Rubber Stamp Renews NSA Telephone Snooping Program
"This administration cannot be trusted to deliver on its promises to secure the border and enforce laws as part of a single, massive bill."
McConnell says "a high level of collegiality on a bipartisan basis was achieved" after late-night understanding session — but will it last?
The claim that Obama’s nominees are being treated unfairly “is essentially at odds with reality,” McConnell said.
Blunt holding up Gina McCarthy's nod after Vitter lifted his filibuster threat.
Scandal resurfaces as a Mexican police chief and his bodyguard fall victim to a gun from the ATF operation.
Momentum from states such as Texas has spread to the House, but would need strong champions in the upper chamber.
Like the constitutionality of the mandatory American Community Survey, which asks about everything from toilets to poor concentration.
Loopholes mean tax burden "is shifted onto hardworking American families and small business,” Republican senator says.
Twenty-eight Democrats joined most Republicans to approve a U.S.-Mexico agreement while 16 crossed over on the offshore leasing proposal.
Cruz won't take a deal to keep debt ceiling out of budget negotiations.
Opponent Jeff Sessions called the bill, which passed 68-32, “a surrender to lawlessness” and warned that it will “decimate immigration enforcement."
McConnell: “Declaring a ‘War on Coal’ is tantamount to declaring a war on jobs."
The 67-27 cloture vote indicated the final bill could see smooth sailing to passage before the July 4 break.
Over 40 percent of Mexicans reported that they or a family member had been a victim of a crime in the past year.
Still, Luis Gutierrez and Paul Ryan keep their harmony: “How big and broad it is — the House will work its will and we’ll find out," Ryan said of the final product.