4 hrs ago
Leahy unveils latest surveillance bill
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy today unveiled an update of his surveillance reform bill, the USA Freedom Act, after weeks of negotiations with the White House and civil liberties groups.
14 hrs ago
The Las Vegas Sun
As Congress debates VA reform, Rep. Dina Titus spends long nights in committee hearings
Allegations of shoddy treatment and subsequent cover-ups at veterans hospitals in Phoenix and beyond captivated Congress for a week or two this summer before fading from public interest.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
The Jersey Journal
Sen. Cory Booker, local leaders discuss legislation to support veterans with traumatic brain injuries
Sen. Cory Booker listens to U.S. military veteran Eric Psuty describe his rehabilitation experience following a traumatic brain injury during a visit to Bancroft Brain Injury Rehabilitation in Plainsboro on July 25 2014.
Opinion: GOP's problem wooing African-American voters
Not just because Bundy turned out to express racist views, but because of what he initially, falsely symbolized for some conservative Republicans: a humble, hard-working rancher who despises federal government overreach.
1:45 on Thursday? Must be time for Senate to head home
Lawmakers have been in a rush all of this election year to get back to their home schedules, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is helping them with the upper chamber's schedule.
The Las Vegas Sun
Rep. Mark Amodei's bill shows Nevada needs Congress' OK to do anything with its land
Republican Mark Amodei speaks at a victory party in Reno on Tuesday after defeating Democrat Kate Marshall in a special election for Nevada's 2nd Congressional District.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Daily Beast
Congress's Dysfunction Snares VeteransBy Tim Mak
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that a pilot program to treat veterans with traumatic brain injuries should be extended.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Vietnam Veterans: Fighting For Care, part 2
On Monday, News 4 brought you Part 1 of the two-part series, Vietnam Veterans: Fighting For Care.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
House highway funding measure dims hope for jobless aid
John Boehner didn't think pension smoothing was an acceptable pay-for for jobless aid.
The Last Hope for Extending Long-Term Unemployment Insurance May Have Just Gone Poof
It's been seven months since Congress let long-term unemployment insurance benefits lapse, but last week only brought more bad news for the job seekers hoping that House Republicans might relent and allow a vote on extending benefits .
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Barra Is Protecting GM Chief Counsel Millikin -- But Should She Be?
That's the view of some experts on GM, on the role of a chief counsel and on the responsibilities of CEOs in protecting the companies they lead.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Is It Time to Declare the Death of Emergency Unemployment Insurance?
Democrats in Congress and a handful of Republican senators have strived over the last seven months to renew emergency unemployment benefits for the millions of American workers who have been living without a job for more than six months.
Joe Manchin's Penchant for Power Lunching
If it's hump day, budding coalition builder Sen. Joe Manchin III is probably breaking bread with members of his slowly widening circle of fellow comity seekers.
Detroit Free Press
Delphi head downplays role in GM recall
General Motors ignition assembly parts, including the parts affected under the recalls, being inspected, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the GM Customer Care & Aftersales Plant in Burton.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Reid open to adding unemployment extension to Obama's emergency spending bill
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid responded that he is open to Sen. Jack Reed's request to add the unemployment benefits extension or any ammendment to the border crisis emergency spending bill, July 10, 2014 After Senator Jack Reed, D-RI issued a statement on Thursday, July 10, 2014 that the long-term unemployment benefits extension should be ... (more)
Congress Takes From Unemployment Extension To Give To Highway Trust Fund
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives took another bite, approving a federal highway funding bill with a cost-cutting provision that had been part of legislation for the long-term jobless.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Wall Street Journal
GM Recall Probe Turns to Top Lawyer
GM General Counsel Michael Millikin, a 37-year company veteran, has come under deeper scrutiny in recent months as the recall ballooned into a financial and public-relations nightmare.
The Las Vegas Sun
Republican Dean Heller wants to extend unemployment benefits. Mark Amodei doesn't. Here's why.
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and other Senate Republicans discuss their concerns about the political fight over legislation to restore benefits to long-term jobless workers, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
New York Magazine
Full-Grown Adult Senator Determined to Take a Selfie With Every...
Noted social media enthusiast Cory Booker, a full-grown adult, is reportedly determined to take a selfie with all 99 of his fellow senators before Congress lets out for August.