Eric Cantor said House Speaker John Boehner decision to step down could help avert a potential government shutdown.» Read More
NEW YORK, July 21- Another two Democratic senators have agreed to co-sponsor a bill that would allow Puerto Rico's municipalities to use Federal bankruptcy laws, the U.S. territory's representative in Congress Pedro Pierluisi said in a statement on Tuesday. Senate judiciary committee chairman Patrick Leahy and Mark Warner, who sits on the Senate's banking...
WASHINGTON, July 9- Data breaches at the U.S. government's personnel management agency by hackers, with suspicions centering on China, involves millions more people than previously estimated, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The Office of Personnel Management said data stolen from its computer networks included Social Security numbers and other sensitive...
WASHINGTON, June 10- Members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday that a massive theft of data last week from U.S. government computers appears to have been state-sponsored, although they stopped short of pointing the finger at China. The breach of Office of Personnel Management computers was disclosed on Thursday by the Obama...
Eleven Democratic senators urged Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone.
Sen. Mark Warner, (D-VA), shares his views on how to cut government spending and implement tax reform in order to reach a compromise on the budget.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bill to abolish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with a government reinsurer of mortgage securities.
A new bipartisan bill, the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act, aims to press colleges into providing prospective students with data on the employment outcomes of graduates.
At the beginning of next year, $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts- known as the fiscal cliff- will automatically become law unless Congress acts. However, there is a sense that neither the financiers and investors in New York nor the lawmakers in Congress are taking each other seriously enough.
WASHINGTON, Nov 2- After the Nov. 6 elections, urgent tax and spending issues must be addressed, forcing Washington's power players to make some tough decisions before the end of the year. Regardless of who wins the Nov. 6 presidential election, Obama will be in the White House during the final months of 2012 when the ``fiscal cliff'' must be dealt with.
While some people prefer to make monetary political contributions and leave their influence at that, there are others that are looking to have more say in the political process.