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DETROIT (AP) - Two Michigan lawmakers say they and other members of Congress are sponsoring bipartisan legislation to protect the Great Lakes from the damaging effects of plastic microbeads found in some soaps and personal care products.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government's ability to search Americans' phone records.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta wants Congress to pass a bill that would require the exhumation and removal of a constituent's killer from a Pennsylvania military cemetery.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said Tuesday she will challenge Republican John McCain for his Senate seat next year, launching an uphill bid to unseat the five-term senator in the GOP-leaning state.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A GOP-controlled Senate panel Wednesday approved a plan to permit veterans to receive information about medical marijuana from their government doctors.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former Congressman John Murphy, who represented Staten Island for 18 years before being caught in the Abscam corruption scandal in the late 1970s, has died. He was 88.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A powerful congressman is compelling the Federal Reserve to provide documents related to a possible leak of market-moving interest-rate information to a financial newsletter.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing tunnels more than a century old.
WASHINGTON – The long-running battle over Amtrak funding took on an acidic tone Thursday, sparked by the train derailment in Philadelphia. Two...
DETROIT (AP) - Two Michigan lawmakers say they and other members of Congress are sponsoring bipartisan legislation to protect the Great Lakes from the damaging effects of plastic microbeads found in some soaps and personal care products.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government's ability to search Americans' phone records.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta wants Congress to pass a bill that would require the exhumation and removal of a constituent's killer from a Pennsylvania military cemetery.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said Tuesday she will challenge Republican John McCain for his Senate seat next year, launching an uphill bid to unseat the five-term senator in the GOP-leaning state.
NEW YORK (AP) - Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is working on a memoir.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A GOP-controlled Senate panel Wednesday approved a plan to permit veterans to receive information about medical marijuana from their government doctors.
Sen. Pat Toomey has taken his defense of police to the White House. After delivering an unannounced, pro-police speech on the Senate floor two weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Republican on Thursday sent a letter to President Obama calling for an end to the newly announced ban on transferring military-grade weapons to local police departments - and saying that the task force which recommended the change had made "insulting" assumptions about police.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver an hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi delivered the signature achievement of President Barack Obama's first term: his health care bill. Now Obama's top second-term goal, a major trade deal, hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill and Pelosi is again on the spot.