One of the most important legislative drives this fall will manifest John A. Boehners promise to clean the barn for the next speaker or else looms as the first ideological comeuppance for the new Republican leadership.
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