As Zika Fears Escalate, Lawmakers Point Fingers From AfarAs the Zika virus escalates into a public health crisis, members of Congress are entrenched in familiar partisan positions.
Houses Passes Bill To Boost Airport Security, Reduce LinesThe House has passed an aviation bill aimed at boosting airport security, reducing screening lines and refunding fees to passengers whose luggage is lost or arrives late.
Dems, GOP Seem On Collision Course Over Gun, Terror BillsHouse Democrats and Republicans seem as destined for an election-season clash over guns as they did when Democrats staged a sit-in on the chamber's floor two weeks ago.
Senate Democrats Block GOP's Zika Funding Bill Senate Democrats have blocked a GOP-drafted measure to provide $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, accusing Republicans of packing the measure with partisan provisions and unfair spending cuts.
Tempers Likely To Soar In Summer Congressional SessionSummertime in presidential election years is often a time when Congress lowers its sights and focuses more on what it simply must do.
American Airlines To Spend $4M To Help Reduce Security LinesFort Worth-based American Airlines says they will spend millions to help ease long airport security lines.
Local Health Officials Watch Closely As Washington Debates Zika FundingMonday, Frisco announced one of its residents had been diagnosed with Zika.
House GOP To Miss Budget Deadline Amid Divisions In CaucusHouse Republicans are departing Washington having missed a deadline to pass their long-stalled budget and not appearing to be trying very hard to revive it.
Paul Ryan Is Not Running For President, Or Passing A BudgetRyan's national stature is such that he had to call a news conference to deny he wants to be president. Back on Capitol Hill, he's about to blow through a statutory deadline to pass an annual budget.
Obama Sends Congress $1.9B Request To Combat Zika VirusPresident Barack Obama Monday sent lawmakers an official $1.9 billion request to combat the spread of the Zika virus in Latin America and the U.S.
Congress Gives Final OK To Local Internet Tax BanCongress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
President Obama Sends Congress Record $4.1 Trillion 2017 Spending PlanPresident Barack Obama is sending Congress his eighth and final budget, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives.