House and Senate negotiators revealed Monday that they have reached an agreement on compromise legislation to reform the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.
While final passage of the bill is far less certain, the Senate voted overwhelming in favor of formally debating legislation to end tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas.
House Republicans revealed a series of recommendations to address the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday, although party differences may prevent a final bill from being passed before the August recess.
Businessman David Perdue narrowly defeated eleven-term Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., in a runoff for the Republican Senate nomination in Georgia on Tuesday. With all precincts reporting, unofficial results show Perdue with a slim 50.9 percent to 49.1 percent lead over Kingston.
In one of the most closely watched campaigns of this election cycle, the results of a new NBC News/Marist poll show Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, and Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst locked in a dead heat in the Iowa Senate race.
A majority of American voters view House Speaker John Boehner's, R-Ohio, proposed lawsuit against President Barack Obama as a "political stunt," according to the results of a Public Policy Polling survey released on Tuesday.
Democrats face an uphill battle in their efforts to maintain control of the Senate following November's midterm elections, but the results of two new NBC News/Marist polls show they are leading in key races in Colorado and Michigan.