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.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, revealed Thursday that his threatened lawsuit against President Barack Obama will focus on the president's unilateral actions on the healthcare law's employer mandate.
While Republicans have repeatedly called on President Barack Obama to address the ongoing crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border, GOP leaders from both houses of Congress have stated they will not give the president a "blank check."
New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., has jumped out to a double-digit lead over likely Republican challenger Scott Brown, according to the results of a new WMUR Granite State Poll. The poll found that 50 percent of likely New Hampshire voters would support Shaheen if the election were held today, while 38 percent said they would vote for Brown.
In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday evening to approve legislation reforming the nation's job training programs. The House voted 415 to 6 in favor of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, with only six Republicans voting against the bill.
Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday they claim would override the Supreme Court's recent decision providing certain companies a religious exemption from the Obamacare requirement to provide contraceptive coverage for their employees.
Several Democratic lawmakers have recently joined their Republican colleagues in calling on President Barack Obama to visit the U.S.-Mexico border region amid an influx of illegal immigrants. In an interview with USA Today on Tuesday, Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., became the latest Democrat to suggest that Obama could benefit from a trip to the border.