Much of the Forest Service’s swelling bill for suppressing wildfires comes from the rising cost of protecting residences in the “wildland-urban interface.” About 16 million houses were built in fire-prone rural areas over the last two decades.
President Obama called on Congress to pass “an updated version” of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal law.
Republican lawmakers will try to pass a disapproval resolution against the nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran — but even if they do pass it, Republicans would not likely be able to muster enough votes to override a veto by President Obama.
Planned Parenthood said it broke no laws, because abortion providers are allowed to charge costs to cover expenses associated with fetal tissue donation.
The U.S. Senate is working to pass a three-month highway funding bill in the coming days as it finishes hammering out a longer-term blueprint for spending on the country’s roads, bridges and transit.
A former Marine and FBI agent who won the first of three terms in 2010, Grimm previously made headlines in January 2014 when he threatened to throw a television reporter off a balcony.
Congressional Democrats plan to put forward legislation that would outlaw LGBT discrimination not only in employment but also in education, credit, federal programs, housing, and jury service.
Twenty-one years ago, Bill Clinton reminded listeners of all the previous presidents who had tried and failed to create a universal health care system for Americans.
Trying to salvage President Barack Obama’s trade agenda, Republican leaders in Congress plan to vote again Thursday on legislation giving the president fast-track negotiating authority.
David Bossie lacks the skill and style of a truly dangerous gremlin like Roger Stone – and his rote recitations of old “scandal” memes aren’t difficult to refute.
An upcoming rule to protect the environment and communities near mountaintop-removal mining operations is contested by Big Coal.
Islamic State’s takeover of Ramadi gives Congressional hawks reason to criticize Obama’s foreign policy decisions.
a White House spokesperson called the bill “the kind of reasonable and acceptable compromise that the president would be willing to sign.”
L. Felipe Restrepo, a Colombian immigrant, “could become the latest high-profile victim of partisan brinkmanship in the shaping of the judicial branch.”
GOP House members use an arcane measure to infringe on the rights women and local governments, by ‘disapproving’ a D.C. law protecting the use of birth control in the workplace.
A high-speed railway could be coming to a state near you if Congressional Republicans don’t stop the plan dead in its tracks first.
Watch GOP congressman Steve Knight’s response to an anti-immigration protester — though you might want to be careful, should you ever meet him in a dark alley.
Brand-name politicians aren’t only running for the presidency, they’re running for a seat on Capitol Hill too. 18 current members had a parent who served in Congress before them.