Sen. Ted Cruz dominated the headlines during a budget impasse that shut down the government for more than two weeks, but bluster isn't the only path to big bucks, as Sen. Marco Rubio knows.
half of the U.S. Senate's membership told President Obama they won't ratify a U.N. arms trade treaty signed by the U.S.
Speaking after the passage of legislation that narrowly averted a debt default, President Obama said that "the American people are completely fed up with Washington."
President Obama on Thursday called on lawmakers to pass a comprehensive immigration reform package before the end of the year, saying it will provide a tremendous boost to the U.S. economy.
Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes the Syrian government's chemical weapons will be rapidly consolidated into one location, put on a ship and removed from the region.
House Republicans refuse to let their supposed leader, Speaker John Boehner, steer them toward big policy decisions, yet they reaffirmed his speakership even as they choked down a deal to end the government shutdown.
Republicans eyeing possible White House bids in 2016 largely opposed a bill in Congress to avert a default and reopen the government, with Sen. Ted Cruz in the limelight. How that works out for him remains to be seen.
The federal government reopened Thursday after a 16-day shutdown, restoring government services and ordering furloughed federal employees back to work.
U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway said he expects the House of Representatives to vote on a bill to reopen the government around 11 p.m. Wednesday.
Along with reaching a compromise debt and spending measure Wednesday, Congress also denied itself a pay raise, leaving members to struggle along as best they can on $174,000 a year plus perks.
A GOP-controlled House committee announced it would investigate online problems that plagued the roll-out of new federal health insurance marketplaces.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement regarding the bipartisan Senate agreement to reopen the federal government.
Republicans said Wednesday there's no sign that Speaker Boehner has been damaged in the GOP caucus by the budget fight and government shutdown.
The Obama administration projected that nearly a half million people world sign up for the new health insurance markets, but that was before the markets opened to a cascade of computer problems.
The bipartisan compromise on Wednesday to avoid a financial default and end a 16-day partial government shutdown cast a spotlight on Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, who had precipitated the crises with their demand that President Obama gut his health-care law.