| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:37 PM
NASA’s budget for the 2015 fiscal year wouldn’t budge much from last year under the White House’s proposal for nearly $17.5 billion, as officials reaffirmed the commitment to extending the life of the International Space Station, funding...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:22 PM
RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe highlighted an ambitious health reform initiative Thursday, pitching it as evidence that Virginia is ready to expand Medicaid and extend taxpayer-funded health insurance to hundreds of thousands of new people.
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:02 PM
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Miami Republican whose district includes part of south Broward, questioned Secretary of State John Kerry during a hearing of the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Rep. Bill Young, 82, Florida's longest-serving member of Congress and a defense hawk who was influential on military spending during his 43 years in Washington, died Friday at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he had been for nearly two...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 11:19 AM
When all else fails, defund.
This technique is spectacularly on display in the $1.1-trillion federal spending bill unveiled by House and Senate negotiators Monday and scheduled for debate this week. The measure provides $215 million in funding for the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:12 PM
RICHMOND — House Republicans pushed back against Gov. Terry McAuliffe's request for authority to expand Medicaid if a legislative panel won't act this year with a call for a two-year audit of the program.
Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Augusta, is...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:34 AM
For the fourth consecutive year, lawmakers have failed to pass any of the 12 annual spending bills that fund the federal government and so must pass a stopgap measure (called a continuing resolution, or CR) to keep Washington's lights on past Sept. 30....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona likes President Barack Obama, voted to give him the authority to strike Syria, supported the comprehensive immigration legislation favored by the White House, and works comfortably with members of the opposing party.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Who would have thought after all these years that the Republicans would turn to Richard Nixon for political advantage?
That's what GOP congressmen appear to be doing in their current effort to equate the Obama administration's IRS scandal...
| Oct 1, 2013
House Republicans' irresponsible brinkmanship may finally lead to the government shutdown that some of its members have been coveting since they took control of that chamber in 2011. This time, though, the fight hasn't been a battle over spending on...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- C.W. Bill Young, the longest-serving Republican in the House, said he will retire at the end of his current term.
The Florida Republican disclosed his plans in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, during which he also said tea party...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The federal budget standoff moved toward at least a temporary end Thursday as Speaker John A. Boehner announced that House Republicans would agree to extend the government's borrowing authority for six weeks, setting up late-night...