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Railroads have amped up pressure on Congress to extend a year-end deadline to install upgraded train safety technology by threatening to cut off service and the nations rail regulator isnt giving lawmakers an easy out by recommending a way to do so.
Jason Chaffetz will bring a chameleon political background and unremitting ambition into Thursdays caucus of Republicans with his eyes on the prize just not this time.
Republicans in the House and Senate have succeeded in pushing bills to overhaul the nations energy laws through two committees, setting up potential floor votes in their drive to revamp energy policy for the first time since 2007.
A Pentagon warning last week about excessive consolidation in the defense industry comes ahead of a multibillion-dollar contract award for a new bomber that, depending on who wins, could make the problem worse, some analysts say.
The questions about Ted Cruz in the Senate no longer start with whether hes got even a couple of friends left among fellow Republicans. The answer, after a public shaming on the floor last week, sure looks like a no.
The Federal Communications Commissions defense of its rules regulating broadband services in court has a free speech element that could have wide implications for how the Internet should function and consumers access to online content.
By Sens. Richard M. Burr and Thom Tillis
Medicare officials received more support than criticism for a plan to pay health care providers for time spent counseling people about their medical options in case of terminal illness or failing health, an approach that was derided in the past as a path toward so-called death panels.
Last May, in a rare display of bipartisanship, the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved a congressional review process for the Iran nuclear agreement a process President Barack Obama initially said he didnt want and didnt need.
This much has become clear about the still-evolving scramble to reconfigure the House Republican leadership: Only white males will end up occupying the top three positions of power. Theyre all going to hail from the Sun Belt. At least two, but perhaps all three, will have been in Congress for fewer than a dozen years.