A broad cross-section of House Democrats unveiled a new comprehensive immigration reform bill Tuesday, laying down an early marker for what they hope will be a major 2010 debate.
With the remaining days of 2009 ticking away, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Md.) on Tuesday laid out Democrats' strategy for finishing their work on key legislation and getting out of town.
House Democrats are increasingly likely to move a jobs bill next week as an attachment to the defense appropriations bill. The package would cost roughly $70 billion and include spending for infrastructure projects and benefits for the poor and unemployed.
The House approved Thursday a measure making the current estate tax rate permanent, overcoming the objections of an unusual coalition of liberal and conservative critics.
The White House jobs summit opens today amid concerns on Capitol Hill that the administration has not done enough to address unemployment and uncertainty over how and when Congress can deliver a jobs bill to the president's desk.
By Paul Kane and Ben Pershing House Democratic leaders said today they are increasingly confident that they have enough votes to win passage this weekend of climate change legislation, informing former vice president Al Gore that he was not needed in the Capitol to win over wavering lawmakers. After months...