| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:33 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate leaders were nearing an agreement to vote this week on a $10.9 billion transportation funding extension already passed by the House of Representatives, signaling a desire to minimize drama over road construction money...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee voted on Tuesday to advance a U.N. treaty to protect people with disabilities from discrimination, but the agreement faces a tough fight winning the two-thirds majority needed for ratification by the full...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:14 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a $10.9 billion extension of U.S. transportation funding through May 2015, a measure aimed at averting cutbacks in August in federal money for road, bridge and...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Charla Nash, horribly mauled by a friend's pet chimpanzee five years ago, flew to Washington Thursday to become a convincing advocate to for a bill that would make it more difficult for someone to own a monkey as a pet.
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:17 PM
More than 200 mothers and their children marched to dozens of Senate offices Wednesday, carrying handwritten signs and calling for members of Congress to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed anti-pollution rules, which seek to...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON House of Representatives and Senate committees approved plans Thursday to shore up the foundering highway trust fund through next May, but several business groups told lawmakers they want a longer-term solution by the end of this year.
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Congress started July - its last full working month before the November election - with a full plate. But it may not have the appetite to handle it all.
At the top of lawmakers' to-do list is passing at least temporary funding for the Highway Trust...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON A Senate subcommittee began discussion Tuesday of a bill with bipartisan support that would promote reducing discrimination and violence against women internationally, part of a years-long effort in Congress and, most recently, a response to...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:52 PM
The biggest worry weighing on the nation's food industry may not be drought in the West, farmworker shortages or turbulent international trade negotiations, but a change in the regulatory code in Vermont.
Under a law signed this month, the tiny New...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may be running for governor someday. So his first mayoral visit to Sacramento last week was intriguing.
Yes, of course, it's way too early to speculate about who will succeed Gov. Jerry Brown, a virtual cinch to win a...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Recently, two girls, aged 14 and 15, were gang-raped in the poverty-stricken Uttar Pradesh state of India. They were later found dead, hanging from the branches of a mango tree. In Pakistan late last month, family members of a pregnant woman beat her to...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:05 PM
The Obama administration's proposed carbon-emissions rule sparked a political and economic debate that is likely to play out for months.
Here are some of the comments from lawmakers and interest groups:
“Today’s announcement is a dagger in...