Senate approves massive spending package over Republican objections and warnings about the political consequences for Democrats in 2010.
If you have a preexisting medical condition, you could still have insurance problems under the health-care reform proposals taking shape in Congress. A new report says a federal program intended to subsidize your coverage until 2014, when companies could no longer charge higher premiums because of health status, is inadequately funded.
By Paul Kane In a surprisingly suspenseful vote Saturday, the Senate cleared a key parliamentary hurdle on a massive spending bill for almost half the federal government, which will provide tens of billions of dollars in increased funding for a host of federal agencies and the District of Columbia. On...
Leaving Democrats one vote short with hours to go, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) declared Saturday she will support a key procedural step to advance President Obama's health-care legislation.
In a rare Saturday session, the Senate launched the final hours of debate leading up to a nighttime vote that serves as a critical early test for President Obama's health-care proposal.
Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska, one of three centrist Democrats who had been undecided on Saturday's motion to debate the Senate health-care bill, has announced he will vote to bring the measure to the floor.