In a reversal from the showdown seen last Friday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, agreed to hold a vote Tuesday afternoon on a "clean" bill fully funding the Department of Homeland Security. The House voted 257 to 167 in favor of the legislation.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out harshly against a proposed international agreement over Iran's nuclear program Tuesday in a controversial address to U.S. lawmakers.
With little time to spare, the House voted late Friday to approve a one-week extension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security. The House voted 357 to 60 in favor of the bill, which passed just two hours before the DHS was due to run out of funding at midnight.
While the Senate managed to pass a bill providing funding for the Department of Homeland Security for the next eight months, the House failed to approve even a modest short-term extension.
Just hours before a midnight deadline, the Senate voted Friday to approve legislation providing funding for the Department of Homeland Security. The Senate voted 68 to 31 in favor of the bill, which funds the DHS through the end of the current fiscal year on September 30th.
Despite opposition from a number of Republicans, Loretta Lynch's nomination as the nation's next Attorney General was cleared by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
With a Friday deadline looming, the Senate took a big step toward providing funding for the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday.
While Benjamin Netanyahu accepted an invitation from Republican leaders to speak to a joint session of Congress next week, the Israeli Prime Minister has declined to hold a separate closed-door meeting with Senate Democrats.
With funding for the Department of Homeland Security currently due to run out at the end of the week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., has unveiled a new approach to breaking an impasse with Democrats.
Despite representing a safe Democratic district, California Rep. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., has decided not to seek re-election to Congress next year and instead run for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
With funding for the Department of Homeland Security set to run out at the end of the month, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll show that a majority of Americans would blame Republicans in Congress if the agency is shut down.