United States Congress
Congress has easily approved legislation ending furloughs of air traffic controllers that have delayed hundreds of flights daily.
Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
A Capitol Hill deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” was proving elusive Sunday as a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every American worker and block sweeping spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and other federal agencies grew perilously near.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Surfside) and his libertarian views have attracted a growing loyal following nationwide. Among the 76-year-old Paul’s number of supporters since four years ago: College students, who are far younger than the politician.
State Representative Barbara Mallory Caraway has filed to run for the 30th Congressional District, which represents 500,000 people.
While the U.S. Congress struggles over what to do with the pending debt ceiling deadline, local congressional representatives are getting an earful from constituents. A common theme they are hearing is “do something.”
The Attorney General says Congress may hold the key to getting Texas and the EPA out of court.
A jury in Austin has convicted former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on charges he illegally funneled corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.