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Oct 22, 2015 at 6:53 PM EST
He made the announcement in a letter to colleagues.
Jun 10, 2015 at 4:49 PM EST
President Obama will send up to 450 more U.S. troops to Iraq to step up the training of local forces as they battle the Islamic State, officials said Wednesday.
Feb 27, 2015 at 12:14 PM EST
The Senate kicked off a flurry of congressional activity Friday aimed at avoiding a midnight shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security by approving a funding bill to keep the department operative through Sept. 30.
Feb 25, 2015 at 2:37 PM EST
Congress edged closer to a Friday partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security as House and Senate Republican leaders remain at an impasse over which chamber should act, and on what legislation.
Jan 29, 2015 at 1:45 PM EST
President Obama will call for an end to the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration and seek $74 billion in spending above those limits when he unveils his budget next week, the White House announced Thursday.
Jan 17, 2015 at 2:41 PM EST
As gas prices dip, lawmakers throughout the USA are increasingly open to the idea of raising fuel taxes.
Jan 14, 2015 at 12:29 PM EST
Michael Hoyt of Deer Park called 911 in October and told dispatchers that he had wanted to poison Boehner, R-Ohio, at the Wetherington Country Club in West Chester, where Hoyt was a bartender, according to court documents. Hoyt was indicted Jan. 7.
Jan 13, 2015 at 5:13 PM EST
Top congressional leaders said the White House is drafting new authorization language to redefine the U.S. mission in the war on terror that will address the rise of the Islamic State.
Jan 9, 2015 at 4:01 PM EST
Obama teased his community college proposal in a video uploaded to Facebook on Thursday and will deliver a speech Friday in Tennessee.
Jan 8, 2015 at 5:09 PM EST
House Republicans may have found a way to stop the Department of Homeland Security from using any federal money to carry out President Obama's executive order to protect up to 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Jan 6, 2015 at 6:57 PM EST
In the end, Boehner prevailed, as expected, with 216 votes out of 408 cast.
Jan 5, 2015 at 5:39 PM EST
At least 29 Republicans would have to vote against Boehner to strip him of the gavel.
Jan 5, 2015 at 3:12 PM EST
"While I like Speaker Boehner personally, he will not have my support for speaker."
Jan 5, 2015 at 1:45 PM EST
The Pew Research Center found there is relatively little change in the religious makeup of lawmakers this year.
Jan 4, 2015 at 3:51 PM EST
Republicans take control of both chambers of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in nearly a decade.