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State Line Road, along the border of Illinois and Indiana, defines more than geographic boundaries it also defines the economic futures of struggling families.
Sen. Barbara Boxer of California is privately lobbying fellow Democrats on the Environment and Public Works Committee against a toxic chemical bill negotiated by Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg in the weeks before his death.
Speaker John A. Boehner looked to cut off a budding revolt Tuesday when he told his fellow Republicans that he couldnt see a way to bring a bill to the floor without majority GOP support a move that alarmed Democrats and appeared to shrink the chances of a bill reaching the presidents desk.
Congressional endorsements of presidential candidates arent much of what they used to be door-openers to the sort of local organizational muscle and fat checkbooks that would scare away rivals early on or change the late dynamic of a close primary.
Both sides in the fight over a proposed hard-rock mine near Alaskas Bristol Bay are ratcheting up their public relations efforts, as the EPAs comment period for a draft ecological risk assessment of the watershed draws to a close at the end of June.
The EPA has only used its Section 404(c) veto authority 13 times; twice in the 21st century. The power was exercised most frequently during the Reagan administration. Here are some highlights of proposals regulators blocked:
President Barack Obama is giving a pretty strong hint that hell add another top-tier confirmation debate to the Senates agenda for the fall. That would be someone different to become chairman of the Federal Reserve in the new year.
Monday marked two months since the Senate voted against expanding federal background checks for firearms customers. Friday marked six months since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre pushed armed violence toward the top of this years legislative concerns.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus was emphatic that illegal immigrants should be included when the landmark health care bill was being negotiated in 2009. But the White House and Democratic leaders said it was not the right time and health care would be taken care of when immigration was overhauled.
Edward Snowden, the man who publicly exposed several controversial National Security Agency programs, said Monday that he was inspired to leak the secrets because of spy agency leaders lies to Congress, and because congressional leaders did nothing about it.
States may not demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote, the Supreme Court ruled by a decisive 7-2 today.
The fight for one of Rep. Edward J. Markeys plum committee slots may come down to whether issue and identity politics trump the time-honored seniority system.
When the House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved an amendment directing the president to remove all combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, it was far more important in reflecting the nations current mood toward the Afghanistan war and war generally than in having any practical effect on administration policy.
Congress returns next week to face a long Senate slog on immigration, a farm bill competing for the Houses attention with going-nowhere-fast abortion restrictions and the lowest level of public confidence Gallup has ever recorded for a bedrock American institution.
Republicans are preparing a border security amendment to the bipartisan Senate immigration bill and plan to release it as early as next week.