Rep. Gabby Giffords made her first public appearance in her district on Sunday, commemorating the first anniversary of the attack that killed six and nearly took her life, as well as 12 others.
A new report from the Washington Post has found that the net worth of a member of the House of Representatives has climbed 2.5 times in 25 years, while the net worth of Americans has been stagnant.
Environmentalists swiped at the EPA for not doing enough to protect the environment and curb pollution, while conservatives say the agency is destroying American jobs. But they're poised to reveal some big decisions in 2012.
In the face of mounting political pressure, fading conservative support and building public rage, House Republicans have agreed to a temporary extension of unemployment benefits and the payroll tax cuts.
Some conservatives seem to be losing patience with House Republicans who are refusing to take up the bipartisan compromise reached by the Senate. But House Speaker John Boehner is asking for Senate negotiators to work with him to try and find a solution.
Shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the Senate bill to grant an extension unemployment benefits and a payroll tax cut by two months. It's increasingly unclear whether any deal can get done.
Senate Democrats and House Republicans are disagreeing again over how to extend a payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits. House Speaker John Boehner backed away from the compromise on Sunday, leading Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer to compare negotiating with him to nailing Jell-o to the wall.
A New York economist says in order to get our country back on the right track, we need to raise taxes and get the government spending money on the sorts of things that will propel us into the future. And it needs to do with a comprehensive plan.
After weeks of wrangling, the U.S. Senate approved a bill that extends the payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits by 60 days. It also requires the Keystone XL pipeline either move forward or be killed.
Congressional Republicans and Democrats are haggling over legislation that would extend unemployment benefits and the payroll tax cut past Dec. 31. Republicans passed a bill Tuesday night, but Democrats say all of the bill's extra inclusions, as well as its funding, make it impossible to endorse.