In August, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued the order that same-sex spouses of military personnel be given full spousal benefits. State compliance, however, has been inconsistent.
Budget negotiators are nearing a deal that could ease the way for leaders to avert another government shutdown before the 2014 elections, but only if rank and file particularly in the House buy into the agreement.
GOP state Sen. Torrey Westrom will announce Thursday he will challenge longtime Rep. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., in the 7th District.
Beyond the Big Apple, Republicans see great opportunities in the Empire State.
Defense News reports that in an unprecedented move, US President Barack Obama has appointed Christine Fox, the Pentagons former chief program and budget analyst, to serve as acting deputy defense secretary."
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A sought-after Chicagoland district will host the states most competitive primary, as four GOP hopefuls are feuding to take on Rep. Bill Foster, a Democrat, in 2014.
The years have not been kind to the early Hollywood films of the silent era, but if a congressionally mandated report has any sway, the public might get to see more of these cultural treasures.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid argued Tuesday that Obamacare would prove beneficial to Democratic senators facing re-election in 2014 by the time next November rolls around.
May the days of the Senate clerks calling the roll be coming to an end?
Got a firm ho-ho-hold on your holiday dining plans for the remainder of the year?
Montanas top three statewide officials endorsed former Capitol Hill staffer John Lewis bid for the at-large district.
Rebranding the Government Printing Office as the Government Publishing Office is one strategy that could help the 152-year-old federal agency cope with a changing information landscape.
Open enrollment for members of Congress and their designated staff ends at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 9, and both chambers appear to be scrambling to help users confront DC Health Link glitches.
As the race to pass his trade agenda heats up, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., has signed fellow marathon runner and expert tax lawyer Jason Park to his team as international trade counsel.
Talk about a wedge issue. Trucking company owner Mike Collins, one of six Republicans vying for Georgias open 10th District, has gone where no other House candidate has gone before by attempting to perform Jean-Claude Van Dammes epic split between two Volvo trucks.
Updated 4:38 p.m. | Democrat David Alameel announced recently his challenge to Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and the wealthy dentist said money wont be a problem. Im not so sure.
Despite a rocky journey thats taken more than two years, the principal negotiators in a farm bill conference showed new signs of optimism Wednesday but not for passing a final bill before January.
House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers said Tuesday that he is somewhat optimistic that the members of a bipartisan, bicameral budget conference committee will deliver on a broad spending agreement by their Dec. 13 deadline.
A bipartisan group of 10 House lawmakers is calling on Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, to bring up legislation banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
One day after Speaker John A. Boehner told Senate Democrats to get serious about negotiations over the farm bill and a budget agreement, the Ohio Republican gave a defensive speech on the House floor blaming Democrats for Congress lack of legislative accomplishments this year.
Think your office likes you? Really likes you? Sure, a manager can dole out praise and Christmas gift baskets with maple syrup straight from the home state. But when it comes to substantial raises, most offices plead indigent and offer a small cost-of-living adjustment. Hill Navigator is here to break the bad news, or at least prepare you for a better conversation.
Im going to miss Joe Granos pitches. The Washington activist was a bare-knuckle brawler for varied causes, from historic preservation to D.C. citizens representation, and he knew how to get his message across with panache.
Freshman Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., holds a large lead over his GOP primary opponent, former Miss America Erika Harold, according to a poll obtained exclusively by CQ Roll Call.