| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Standing in a warehouse full of food for needy families, three Democratic lawmakers called Monday for Congress to avoid sharp cuts to food stamps proposed in a $500 billion farm bill.
Lawmakers want to pass the massive legislation by the end of the year,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Tom Foley, a Washington Democrat who served 15 terms before losing his congressional seat in the 1994 Republican revolution, has died.
Foley was 84, according to statement issued by House Speaker John A. Boehner...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON — Ever heard of David Valadao? Exactly.
The soft-spoken freshman congressman may be little known outside his district in California’s Central Valley, even to many of his House Republican colleagues. But he is emerging as a...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 1:53 PM
South Florida will be hit hard if the Congress goes through in cutting $16 billion out the food stamp program -- with a record number of South Floridians continuing to apply to the program to feed their families, social service workers said Monday.
| Dec 19, 2011
| 9:22 AM
An atttorney for state employees is calling for several federal investigations into Connecticut's controversial emergency food stamp program following Tropical Storm Irene.
Rich Rochlin, who represents state employees who are suspected of fraud, is...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 10:00 AM
The latest study on the health of the Chesapeake Bay has some encouraging news — offering signs that years of pollution-fighting efforts are having a positive effect. Now, it remains to be seen whether Congress is paying attention and can refrain...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Name: Bob Goodlatte
Running for: U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District (incumbent)
Birthday: September 22, 1952
Official websites: http://goodlatte.house.gov/ and http://bobgoodlatte.com/splash
Biography: In 2011 Goodlatte...
| Dec 8, 2011
As the first former U.S. senator to be subpoenaed by Congress in more than a century, Jon Corzine testified Thursday about the “last chaotic days” of MF Global, the trading firm that declared bankruptcy under his watch. Corzine said he......
| Aug 10, 2012
By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As Floridians rely more than ever on food stamps, federal officials are cracking down on abuses of the aid program across the country to prevent unscrupulous stores and individuals from cheating...