| 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 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mandate to test U.S. school kids annually was at the center of a Senate panel's work on Wednesday to fix the long outdated No Child Left Behind education law.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...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Did torture make America safer? The conclusion of a Senate committee that investigated CIA interrogation of terrorism suspects is that it did not — that intelligence gained under duress stopped no imminent plots. But that is hotly disputed by...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Congress gave final approval to a $1.1-trillion spending bill to keep the government from shutting down, but not without a last-minute hitch when Republican Sen. Ted Cruz forced a rare Saturday session, defying party leaders’ efforts for smooth...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Sixteen female senators have sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell requesting that the NFL adopt a zero-tolerance policy against domestic violence.
Goodell recently instituted a policy with a six-game suspension for first-time domestic...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant group.
The Senate voted 78-22, in a...