| Mar 17, 2015
| 1:34 PM
Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine say Virginia seafood businesses got a break with a request filed by federal agencies for a court decision to hold off enforcing a ruling stopping officials from processing visas for seasonal workers.
| Mar 16, 2015
| 7:27 PM
Congressional Republicans are poised Tuesday to release their proposed 2016 budget, an annual blueprint that usually serves as a political rallying cry for smaller government.
This year, however, with Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress,...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- It used to be said that partisanship stops at the water's edge. That is, it's fine and expected that our political parties differ on domestic affairs, but when it comes to conducting foreign policy, it should be left in the hands of the...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 12:57 PM
When Barbara A. Mikulski first stepped onto the Senate floor in 1987, she saw only one other female senator. They were required to wear skirts and were prohibited from using the male-only gym.
But as the retiring Maryland Democrat prepares to relinquish...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 2:39 PM
The idea that investment advisors owe a higher duty to their clients than to their own pocketbooks is an old one, often detested by Wall Street.
So the announcement Monday from the White House that it will impose such a standard on advisors in the...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 11:35 AM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Twenty-five U.S. senators are sponsoring a bill they say will help the American craft beer industry by reducing the excise tax on beer made by small brewers.
Among the sponsors of the legislation are Connecticut's two...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:14 PM
We had a little public do-si-do this week over whether California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris or Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, both Democrats, would run to succeed Sen. Barbara Boxer, who announced last week that she would not run for reelection next year....
| Jan 21, 2015
| 12:19 PM
The federal mandate to test U.S. school kids annually was at the center of a Senate panel's work on Wednesday to fix the long outdated No Child Left Behind education law.
The President George W. Bush-era education law dictates that states test...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:00 PM
It should be a mystery to us all why Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, found it necessary to push for a rescission of the 2013 rule requiring truckers to take a two-night rest between each full work week.
Note that the work week defined by the regulation was...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:00 PM
For all the criticism Congress earns, members rarely pass legislation that clearly will kill and injure innocent Americans. But that's exactly what the lame duck Congress just did.
No, lawmakers didn't order secret assassinations within U.S. borders....
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:18 PM
For all the criticism Congress earns, Washington rarely passes legislation that clearly will kill and injure innocent Americans. But that's exactly what the lame duck Congress just did.
No, our senators and representatives in Washington didn't approve...