The White House has managed to move forward from Veteran Affairs health care scandal, among other events, reports NBC News.» Read More
Kansas independent Senate challenger Greg Orman's complaints of inaction by Congress may sway conservatives to send him to Washington.
*Republicans plan to force a vote if they win Senate. The $10 billion Keystone project to connect Canadian oil sands with U.S. refineries will top the list of Republican energy priorities if they gain control of the Senate after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.
While other Republicans are thinking about 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a personal business empire.
WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The U.S. Senate's top Democratic tax-writer said on Tuesday he is considering linking legislation to curb foreign corporate buyout deals known as inversions with separate efforts to renew expired tax breaks that businesses want extended.
WASHINGTON, July 24- Jade and rubies from Myanmar will remain banned from the United States unless the Asian nation moves to end a provision in its constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running for president, a senior U.S. senator said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, July 23- A top official will leave the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission to become the head of a banking group 10 days later in a spin through the revolving regulator-to-lobby-group door that is striking even by Washington standards.
WASHINGTON/ HONG KONG, July 23- A member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission will become the new head of a bank lobby group that is fighting the derivatives regulator in court over a crucial new rule curtailing Wall Street.
WASHINGTON, July 21- Commissioner Scott O'Malia said on Monday he intends to leave the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, creating a vacancy just a short while after Chairman Tim Massad took over at the derivatives regulator. Before joining the CFTC, he was the staff director at the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.
WASHINGTON, July 13- This year was supposed to be different for Congress. U.S. lawmakers expected that a promising budget deal reached after a government shutdown last year would herald a new normal for passing annual spending bills, moving Congress away from the crisis-driven approach and resulting economic jitters of recent years.
WASHINGTON, June 23- President Barack Obama on Monday directed the federal government to give workers more leeway in determining their schedules, part of his goal to make U.S. workplaces more family-friendly- and a broad pitch to Democratic voters ahead of November elections.
Senate Republicans blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates.
Senator Mitch McConnell said Republicans were open to using a tax holiday for multinational companies to pay for highway construction.
Looking at the balance of power in the Senate and how voters feel about the President and Congress. Do the Democrats have a "brand advantage" in several Senate races?
The tea party's still out there challenging the Republican establishment, but what's different is that Republican leaders are pushing back—hard.
Most of Wall Street views a budget agreement as a done deal. If it's not, lots of people will have to rethink rosy scenarios for a happy New Year.
Republicans in the House were falling in line behind a two-year budget deal, indicating that the rambunctious lawmakers are not spoiling for a fight.
A budget deal aimed at avoiding a U.S. government shutdown on Jan. 15 could emerge in Congress on Tuesday, aides said on Monday.
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 Fed won't taper its bond-buying program for three or four months because of the D.C. budget overhang, said David Tepper, founder of Appaloosa Management.