The House has given sweeping bipartisan approval to a budget bill backed by both President Barack Obama, his Democratic allies and a big majority of the chamber’s Republicans.
With his image battered amid the botched rollout of his signature health care law, President Barack launched a campaign Tuesday to defend the Affordable Care Act.
Millions of people have received cancellation notices, despite Obama’s repeated pledges that people who liked their insurance plans could keep them.
Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.
Gay rights advocates hailed the bipartisan, 64-32 vote as a historic step although it could prove short-lived.
Thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown.
The deal would reopen the government through Jan. 15 and increase the nation’s borrowing authority through Feb. 7.
Senate leaders have taken control of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Senators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week.
Some of New York’s political heavyweights voiced their frustration Sunday over the partial government shutdown, which entered its sixth day.
President Barack Obama said House Speaker John Boehner is preventing a vote on a funding bill because he doesn’t want to anger “extremists” in his party.
Gun control was on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday after an attempt by conservatives to block the bills failed. But the real debate was just beginning.
This was also the month that Lance Armstrong finally came clean about his years of doping to become a cycling champion. Also in sports and due, at least in part, to the cloud cast by performance-enhancing drugs, no one was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame.
Congress was scheduled to vote on a $51 billion federal storm aid package. But objections to so-called pork making its way into the original measure have led House Republicans to draft their own $17 billion package.
The House of Representatives and Senate approved a Hurricane Sandy relief bill on Friday. That means checks could soon be in the mail for tens of thousands of storm victims to repair their homes and businesses.