Republican lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would force President Barack Obama to submit quickly to Congress any comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran and give lawmakers the chance to reject the deal and reimpose sanctions.
With just two weeks before lawmakers' sacrosanct August break, progress is decidedly mixed on several must-pass items due to Capitol Hill partisanship, heightened by midterm elections and the Obama administration's conflicting signals to Congress.
WASHINGTON, July 14- Two influential U.S. senators have asked fellow lawmakers to support demands that Iran accept tough conditions in nuclear talks, including at least two decades of inspections, before Congress would agree to ease sanctions.
DETROIT, May 21- General Motors Co is recalling more than 218,000 older Chevrolet small cars in the United States and its territories due to a potential fire hazard, bringing U.S. recalls this year to 29 and a record number of vehicles.
On Wednesday, some of Adelson's allies in Congress, including South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, plan to propose legislation that would do just that.
*83 senators say Iran has no right to enrich uranium. WASHINGTON, March 18- As talks on a nuclear deal for Iran resumed in Vienna Tuesday, a wide majority of U.S. senators urged President Barack Obama to insist that any final agreement state that Iran "has no inherent right to enrichment under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty."
WASHINGTON, March 18- A majority of U.S. senators on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to insist a final agreement on Iran's nuclear program contains a measure to prevent Tehran from ever having a path to nuclear weapons, as talks on the deal resumed in Vienna.
The White House called Reid's office shortly after his comments to voice displeasure, a top Democratic party aide said. But the aide said the White House did not try to get Reid to shift his position.
Senators Graham and McCain threaten to put Janet Yellen's Fed chair nomination on hold. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports the details.
Leaders from both parties insist a new government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusive and Sen. Ted Cruz is urging a repeat.
The budget deal to reopen the government could make it easier for lawmakers to make major changes to tax policy, spending and entitlement programs.
The United States is unlikely to make significant cuts in assistance to Egypt, despite calls from Congress to do so and a Cabinet-level meeting this week.
Immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions is swiftly gaining ground following a bipartisan agreement on dramatic steps aimed at securing the border with Mexico.
Key senators say they are closing in on a bipartisan compromise to spend tens of billions of dollars to stiffen the immigration bill's border security requirements.
NBC's Pete Williams reports the latest on the NSA leaker; and Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), weighs in, and also discusses immigration reform and the budget deal.
An internal tug of war is raging between Republican luminaries and grassroots conservatives who decry immigration reform as "amnesty." NBC News reports.
A bipartisan group of leading senators unveiled an agreement Monday on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country.
Just two weeks before his second inauguration, President Obama is acting as if he believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his choice for defense secretary.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio-- Josh Mandel, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, declines to take a stand on the 2009 bailout of the auto industry and reserves judgment on vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's plans for Medicare.
Claire McCaskill touted a $5.8 million fundraising haul for her re-election campaign Wednesday as Republican challenger Todd Akin sought to raise cash amid new attention to his remarks about abortion.