Senate Democrats on Friday unveiled their latest critique of House Republicans' spending plan, breaking down what they contend would be the state-by-state impact of the GOP spending cuts in an interactive map.
Updated 4:10 p.m. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Friday that the House will take action to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, a little over a week after President Obama instructed the Justice Department to no longer defend the...
Senate Democrats on Friday introduced their plan for keeping the federal government funded through September, with a vote on the measure as well as a House-passed proposal expected to come as early as next Tuesday.
In his first public remarks since Thursday's bipartisan, bicameral meeting between congressional leaders and the White House, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took aim at the administration's proposed $6.5 billion in spending cuts.
Ahead of Thursday afternoon's meeting between congressional leaders and the White House on keeping the federal government funded, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced on the floor that until Democrats release their own long-term spending proposal, the House will continue to pass short-term measures cutting spending at the rate of $2 billion per week.
The House on Thursday approved a measure that would repeal the unpopular 1099 tax-reporting requirement for small businesses included in the national health care law.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stood her ground Thursday ahead of a meeting between congressional leaders and Vice President Joe Biden, saying that Democrats stand ready to work with Republicans on funding the federal government but also making the case that her party has already met Republicans halfway on making cuts.
An amendment offered by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) that would have "expressed the sense of the Senate" in support of a balanced budget amendment fell just short of passage on Tuesday, but it garnered the backing of nearly a dozen members of the Senate Democratic caucus, many of whom are up for re-election in 2012.
Vice President Biden will meet with bipartisan, bicameral congressional leaders Thursday afternoon to discuss the way forward on keeping the government funded through the end of the fiscal year, Senate aides from both parties said Thursday.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that it's possible that Congress will take up more stopgap government funding measures instead of a longer-term one when a resolution keeping the government running expires later this month.
President Obama has signed a stopgap measure to keep the government funded through mid-March, averting a federal shutdown -- at least for the time being.
Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) was in the Capitol Wednesday for the unveiling of his official portrait. Former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were also on hand for the event. Below is our pool report on the gathering, which took place in the Old Senate Chamber, the chamber in which the Senate used to meet from 1810 to 1859 but which is now used mostly for ceremonial events.
A pilot program that would test the feasibility of using reusable dishware is in the works in one of the House cafeterias.
The Senate on Wednesday approved a stopgap measure that would keep the federal government funded through March 18, sending the bill on to President Obama for his signature.
Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee announced Wednesday morning that he will vote against a stopgap measure to keep the government funded through March 18 because it does not make deep enough cuts to federal spending.
The Senate on Tuesday passed a resolution calling for the resignation of Moammar Gaddafi as well as new steps against the Libyan leader, including the possible establishment of a no-fly zone over Libyan territory.
The Senate on Tuesday approved a measure that would prevent the president and members of Congress from receiving their salaries during government shutdowns.
The House on Tuesday approved a stopgap measure that would keep the federal government funded through March 18 and cut $4 billion in spending by targeting programs that President Obama has already marked for elimination.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Tuesday that Senate Democrats will agree to a measure that would keep the federal government funded for two weeks while enacting $4 billion in cuts, a move likely to avert a government shutdown this Friday.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday that the House Republican plan to cut $61 billion across federal agencies through the end of September would have only a slightly negative impact on the country's economic growth, lowering gross domestic product by one- to two-tenths of a percentage point this year.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that if the White House had weighed in earlier on a short-term proposal to keep the government funded past Friday, it might have been possible to reach an agreement with House Republicans.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday that it is "not appropriate at this time" to discuss whether Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) should resign in the wake of a stream of reports detailing the seven-term congressman's erratic behavior in the run-up to the November midterms.
House Democratic leaders are at odds over a Republican-sponsored measure that would keep the government funded for two weeks while enacting $4 billion in cuts, many of which are favored by President Obama.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House oversight committee, has launched an investigation into whether his spokesman improperly shared e-mails from reporters with another journalist who is writing a book.
Less than a week after President Obama ordered the Justice Department to no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, House Republicans pledged that they will work to protect the law, which bans the recognition of same-sex marriage.
Ten senators from northeastern states on Monday requested that $2.4 billion in funding for high-speed rail rejected by Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) be redirected to rail projects in their states.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Monday pushed back against a report projecting that House Republicans' proposed government funding measure would result in significant job losses, saying that the report does not distinguish between private- and public-sector jobs.
The anti-abortion rights advocacy group Susan B. Anthony List is going up with $200,000 in TV and radio ads backing six Republican freshmen who voted earlier this month in favor of an amendment that would bar federal funding of Planned Parenthood.
The House and Senate are back in session Monday after a week-long President's Day district work period during which Senate Democrats and House Republicans traded criticism and counter-proposals, then appeared to approach an agreement on keeping the federal government funded through the middle of March. With four days left until the measure currently funding the government is set to expire, lawmakers have little time to forge a compromise. Here's a look at what's ahead this week on that and other issues:
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) on Sunday tentatively signed onto a stopgap measure put forth by House Republicans that would keep the government funded through mid-March, a move that further decreases the likelihood of a government shutdown Friday.
Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) joined CNN "State of the Union" host Candy Crowley in a pre-taped interview from Cairo to discuss the uprising in Libya.
In a speech Sunday evening to the annual National Religious Broadcasters convention, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will frame the current debate on federal spending as a moral question, not just an economic one.