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Congress Passes Aviation Bill to Close Airport Security Gaps

LEGAL | By Joan Lowy | Jul 14
Congress passed an aviation bill Wednesday that attempts to close gaps in airport security and shorten screening lines, but leaves thornier issues unresolved.

GOP Congress' Incomplete: Stalled Bills, No Court Nominee

POLITICS | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Apr 4
Congress increasingly is being defined by what it's not doing this election year.

Bold Promises, but Thin Agenda So Far for Ryan-led House

POLITICS | By Andrew Taylor | Mar 5
House Speaker Paul Ryan promises a bold election-year agenda of replacing the health care law and fighting poverty. Until then, it's the BRICK Act.

Congress Set for Year-End Push on Tax, Spending Compromise

FINANCE | By Alan Fram | Dec 17
Congressional leaders girded Wednesday to push a Christmas compromise on tax cuts and spending through the House and Senate by week's end, legislation extending dozens of tax breaks.

US Treasury Secretary Blames Congress for Debt Limit Delays

FINANCE | By Joshua Goodman | Oct 10
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew admonished Congress on Thursday for not moving fast enough to raise the government borrowing limit at a time of heightened fragility in the global economy.

Status of LGBT Student Groups May Face Court Fight

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Apr 26
This week signified a victory for CUAllies, the unofficial LGBT campus group at The Catholic University of America. Whether the group has won the war, or merely one skirmish, has yet to be determined.

Congress Seeks to Overturn D.C. Reproductive Rights Bill

By John Riley | Apr 25
At a markup hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) on Tuesday, conservatives moved forward with a resolution of disapproval aimed at overturning the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act (RHNDA).

Analysis: Spending Bill a Triumph of Divided Gov't

FINANCE | By David Espo | Dec 15
After drawing opposition from both ends of the political spectrum, the $1.1 trillion spending bill cleared for President Barack Obama's signature stands as a triumph of divided government.

Sen. Merkley Announces Plans to Introduce LGBT Civil Rights Bill

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Dec 12
Sen. Jeff Merkley formally announced Wednesday his intention to introduce a comprehensive LGBT civil rights bill in the next Congress.

White House Swings Behind Huge $1.1T Spending Bill

FINANCE | By David Espo and Andrew Taylor | Dec 12
House Republican leaders narrowly quelled a revolt among their conservatives Thursday, then worked to overcome Democratic opposition to legislation to provide $1.1 trillion in government spending.

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