The U.S. Senate voted to table its version of the DREAM Act Dec. 9, in order to consider the version passed by the House the day before. Supporters say the House vote was historic and a longtime coming because this is the first time the decade-old measure has ever passed in either chamber.
“No Tax Bailouts for Billionaires” was the message of thousands of MoveOn.org members who joined street corner “speakouts” outside congressional district offices across the nation Dec. 2.
If the Senate decides to vote on the new START treaty with Russia, it will likely garner enough votes for passage, an expert with a top Washington think tank predicted.
In the 2010 mid-term elections, there was no mandate.
One in four children are in danger of going hungry every night says the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a new report on “food insecurity.”
"This is the only employer I've ever worked for where you don't get coverage the first day you are employed," the right-wing GOP representative-elect said.
The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights released a list of six priority bills Congress should enact before recessing for Thanksgiving.
Republicans want to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the rich, but they won't commit to extending unemployment compensation for millions of workers at risk of losing their benefits at the height of the holiday season.
"No action is a vote for the way things are," said Dr. Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. "No action is abdication of federal responsibility."
By winning control of a majority of the nation's state legislatures on Tuesday, Republicans could lock in control of the U.S. House of Representatives for another decade.