House Passes Sanctions Package Targeting Russia, Iran, North KoreaThe U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to impose additional sanctions on Russia, as well as Iran and North Korea.
Republicans Re-Nominate Paul Ryan For House Speaker During Closed-Door MeetingRepublicans have re-nominated Paul Ryan to be House speaker when next year's GOP-led Congress starts working on President-elect Donald Trump's agenda.
Sen. Chris Murphy: Election Year Likely To Create More Gridlock On Capitol Hill In 2016"I acknowledge that the presidential race is going to dominate, and it will only get harder and harder to get things done next year," Murphy said.
Congressional Transportation Deal Could Save NY, NJ Mass Transit From Big Budget CutsAlthough new rail tunnels under the Hudson River are not specifically mentioned, the bill is favorable for the Gateway project, giving Amtrak the extra $10 billion over five years.
Paul Ryan Elected Speaker Of The HouseBefore the vote, John Boehner bade farewell to his colleagues after a quarter-century House career, including the last five as speaker.
Lowey Trying To Protect Summer Meal Funding For Families In NeedA spending bill making its way through the House calls for budget cuts to the National School Lunch Program as well as the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children pilot program.
Amtrak CEO Vows To Put Safety Technology Into Operation Following Deadly DerailmentAn emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation.
Congress Sends Homeland Security Bill To Obama Without ConditionsThe House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.