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Showdown: Congress Looks to Override Obama Veto of 9/11 Bill

LEGAL | By Richard Lardner | Sep 27
Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Senate Candidate Calls for Suspending Congressional Pay in Stalemates

FINANCE | By Brian Slodysko | Sep 16
U.S. Senate candidate Evan Bayh said on Tuesday that he wants Congress to prohibit lawmakers from promoting themselves with taxpayer-funded mailings while also barring them from collecting a paycheck during a government shutdown.

As Congress Reconvenes, Lawmakers Likely To Do What They Do Best: The Bare Minimum

LEGAL | By Andrew Taylor | Sep 6
Lawmakers return to Washington this week for an abbreviated election-season session in which they will likely do what they do best: The bare minimum.

Top NIH Doctor on New U.S. Zika Cases, Congress Funding

HEALTH | Aug 2
In Florida, it is all but certain that four Zika cases came from local mosquitoes.

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.

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