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There was high drama on the Senate floor this evening. Harry Reid brought on for a vote President Obama's $2.7 billion proposal to support illegals from Central America who are flooding across the border, in the form of a supplemental budget request.
Efforts by Congress to approve money for what most deem a crisis along the southern border were in shambles on Thursday evening, after the Senate failed to approve its funding bill and the House was forced to rework its plans to win more Republican votes.
Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Abused children in the Wiregrass are getting a much needed funding boost thanks to the passing of a new bill.
Mission Accomplished, Harry Reid -- for now. The fractious House Republican caucus is once again teetering on the brink of embarrassing its leadership and handing a political win to Democrats and critics who say the GOP is too radical and irresponsible to govern.
According to Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Obama intends "to act broadly and generously" on behalf of the "millions and millions" of illegal immigrants in the United States today.
Conservative Louisiana Senate candidate Rob Maness, a retired Air Force Colonel, opposes the House's $659 million border bill, and he called on Rep. Bill Cassidy to stand with Sens. Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions and publicly oppose it.
House GOP leadership is beginning to crack on its position that it would not include any language intended to prohibit the President from expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive amnesty in a border bill package.
Tea-party challenger Milton Wolf confronted U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts during a walking tour of downtown Emporia on Wednesday, interrupting the senator's campaign stop to call attention to his refusal to have debates ahead of the Republican primary in Kansas.
An immigration hawk who has voiced concern over the current House proposal to cope with the ongoing crisis at the border says he and other conservatives they will be able to vote "yes" for the measure if it includes two legislative fixes.
Speaker of the House John Boehner, Thursday, July 17, 2014 and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
President Obama, the Democrats, and the few remaining sane Republicans are all convinced that the talk of impeachment just before the election is a big loser for the Republicans and will cost them a few close races.
House and Senate leaders are trying to pull a massive Veterans Affairs reform bill across the finish line before the August recess, amid opposition from fiscal conservatives concerned over the cost of the legislation.
Several hours after Speaker John Boehner announced to colleagues in the Capitol that the GOP border bill wouldn't address President Obama's threats to unilaterally grant amnesty to as many as 6 million people, Sen. Jeff Sessions was befuddled.
Senator Jeff Sessions denounced the House Republican border bill as a 'surrender to a lawless president' because the legislation does not include any language to prevent President Obama from expanding his unilateral legalization of illegal immigrants.
Sen. Jeff Sessions on Tuesday said the House's proposed $659 million spending bill to address the border crisis is effectively a sign of surrender to President Barack Obama, since it contains no language that would stop Obama from granting amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:37 am
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