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  • In spending-bill battle, Obama and banks prevail over Pelosi, Warren

    So much for the new populism. Prodded by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a freshman Democrat from Massachusetts who's been a sharp critic of Wall Street, House Democrats tried to derail the White House-supported omnibus spending bill this week because it would...
  • Boehner expects fast passage of government funding bill

    Boehner expects fast passage of government funding bill
    A massive funding bill to keep the U.S. government operating will pass the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, Speaker John Boehner predicted on Wednesday. Congressional negotiators reached agreement on Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion measure to...
  • French parliament readies new end-of-life legislation

    French parliament will debate from January a draft law that would move a step closer to euthanasia by allowing a right to "deep and ongoing sedation" until death for terminally ill patients who request it, President Francois Hollande said. Apart from...
  • House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown

    House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown
    Lawmakers narrowly averted a government shutdown late Thursday night while advancing a $1 trillion spending package after a dramatic day on Capitol Hill in which House members of both parties raised a litany of objections to the measure. The Republican-...
  • Breaking down the 'cromnibus' vote

    WASHINGTON The House passed the cromnibus Thursday night 219-206, with 162 Republicans and 57 Democrats voting for the bill, and 67 Republicans and 139 Democrats voting against it. While the vote was close, the breakdown split along familiar lines. But...
  • Swiss lawmakers approve more financial scrutiny of sports officials

    Swiss lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that would subject sports officials -- such as the head of soccer's governing body, FIFA, and the International Olympic Committee -- to more financial scrutiny by banks in Switzerland. Switzerland is responding...
  • McAuliffe: "A very, very aggressive legislative agenda"

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe promised to be more engaged in the legislative process during the coming General Assembly session, saying he's got close to 40 bills almost ready to go. That's in addition to 133 bills coming from the various agencies the governor...
  • Canada's Parliament to clamp down on harassment by legislators

    Canada's House of Commons unveiled a new code on Wednesday to clamp down on harassment by legislators and their staff in the wake of a scandal involving parliamentarians from the two main opposition parties. The code, the first of its kind, aims to...
  • France bids to show reform drive with deregulation bill

    France's government proposed a pro-growth reform bill on Wednesday that is crucial for avoiding EU sanctions but risks being watered down by left-wing lawmakers angry with President Francois Hollande's deregulation drive. The bill - which polls show...
  • U.S. House passes $1.1 trillion government funding bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill late on Thursday to fund most federal agencies through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year. By a vote of 219-206, the House approved the bill, which would fund the Department...
  • Lawmakers look to 2015 for drought legislation

    WASHINGTON California lawmakers' failure to pass water legislation this Congress raises questions about strategy, tactics and the ability to learn from falling short. It also sets the stage for next year, when the whole anti-drought drama returns for...