Vice President Joe Biden praised Detroit's resurgent auto industry Thursday and said the success of the car companies would help the bankrupt city to rebound as well.
Veteran Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon tearfully announced Thursday that he's retiring after 21 years, stepping down as House Armed Services Committee chairman as he joins the exodus from Congress.
Congress edged Thursday toward final approval of a $1.1 trillion bipartisan compromise spending bill that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.
A classified supplement to the federal budget plan would restrict the use of funds to transfer authority to carry out drone strikes from the CIA to the Defense Department.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a $1.1 trillion budget for 2014, bringing the country a step closer to avoiding another government shutdown.
President Obama Wednesday urged Congress to "do the right thing" and extend unemployment insurance for long-term jobless in U.S.
The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on the deadly assault on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, laying blame on the State Department, the intelligence community and Ambassador Chris Stevens for failing to communicate and heed warnings of terrorist activity in the area.
Efforts to extend unemployment benefits for at least three months reached an impasse in the Senate on Tuesday as the legislation fell to procedural hurdles, and each party accused the other of negotiating in bad faith.
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is exploring the possibility participating in a binational hearing on Mexico's violence and the status of asylum-seekers from that country, officials said.
Jim Moran, a pugnacious Democrat who made headlines as an outspoken opponent of the Iraq War and for saying during the Monica Lewinsky scandal that he might like to punch Bill Clinton in the nose, announced Wednesday that he will retire from Congress after 12 terms representing northern Virginia.
Secretary of State John Kerry said he wouldn't let comments by Israel's defense minister put him off his efforts to broker a peace between Israel and Palestinians.
President Obama has acknowledged that the record gap between the rich and everyone else has only grown on his watch, and has vowed to devote his final three years in office to trying to rectify the situation.
President Obama is expected to nominate today a Hispanic woman to lead the Small Business Administration.
Comments by Sen. Diane Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, have reignited the Capitol Hill debate over the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
The Senate Intelligence Committee says the deadly assault on a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented if U.S. officials had heeded warnings of terrorist activity and had improved security in response.