A day before a Friday deadline, the Senate voted Thursday to approve bills providing both short-term and long-term highway funding. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the three-month extension will give the House time to develop its own long-term bill.
Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah, D-Penn., and four of his associates were indicted Wednesday for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy, the Justice Department announced.
As administration officials face tough questions on Capitol Hill regarding the nuclear agreement with Iran, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll found that a majority of Americans think Congress should reject the deal.
While a multi-year highway funding bill took another step forward in the Senate on Monday, House Republicans leaders have announced plans to vote on just a three-month extension on Wednesday.
In a rare Sunday session, the Senate voted to limit debate on a measure to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The Senate voted 67 to 26 to invoke cloture on the amendment to a multi-year highway funding bill.
A multi-year highway funding bill took another step forward on Friday, although Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., also revealed lawmakers will be forced to vote on two controversial amendments to the legislation.
Immigration reform has not received much attention on Capitol Hill in recent months, but House Republicans pushed through legislation on Thursday to combat so-called "sanctuary cities."
Most Republican Senators signed a letter sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Wednesday demanding an investigation into Planned Parenthood.
After taking time to review the legislation, the Senate narrowly voted late Wednesday to begin debate on a multi-year highway bill. The Senate voted 62 to 36 in favor of invoking cloture on the motion to proceed to the legislative vehicle for the highway bill.
While a bipartisan agreement on a multi-year highway bill was announced with much fanfare on Tuesday, Democrats prevented the Senate from beginning debate on the legislation. Democrats claim they need more time to study the bill.
Facing a deadline at the end of the month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., announced an agreement on a six-year highway and transit bill on Tuesday.
Following last week's shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said he plans to introduce legislation to eliminate "Gun-Free Zones" at military installations and military recruitment centers.
Responding to controversial remarks by Donald Trump, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said the Republican presidential candidate does not specifically owe him an apology but should apologize to other veterans.