| Feb. 7, 2014, 5 a.m.
Eighteen years ago this month, when Congress last updated the regulation of telecommunications, it was both right on time and too soon.
| Feb. 6, 2014, 5 a.m.
President Barack Obama told the American people during the State of the Union that a revised corporate tax code would make the decision easier for more companies to add jobs. But what the administration and many in Congress do not understand is that not all American manufacturers looks alike. Taking a one-size-fits-all approach to taxing corporate America will leave many industries spending more in taxes and less in salaries.
| Feb. 5, 2014, 9:15 p.m.
Business-friendly GOP organizers who launched a new crop of super PACs to counter the tea party have failed to cash in, recent campaign disclosures show, leaving them badly outraised on both the right and the left.
| Feb. 5, 2014, 5:36 p.m.
While lawmakers this week were looking to get to the bottom of the recent data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus and possibly craft legislation to respond to those attacks, they were faced with a stark reality from the investigations: They and the public wonít be getting solid answers anytime soon.
| Feb. 5, 2014, 5:35 p.m.
Retailers including Target and Neiman Marcus made the rounds on Capitol Hill this week, testifying at three daysí worth of hearings with the dual mission of apologizing for recent large-scale data breaches and discouraging any new regulatory legislation.
| Feb. 5, 2014, 2:51 p.m.
As my former Senate and House colleagues consider making long-overdue reforms to our nationís outdated tax code, I urge them to think like a small-business owner and be mindful of how the proposed changes will ultimately affect Main Street America.
| Feb. 3, 2014, 2:20 p.m.
When ex-Federal Reserve chairman Ben S. Bernanke told reporters in December he planned to stay in Washington ďfor a bit of time,Ē he was giving credible forward guidance about his next career move.
| Jan. 29, 2014, 5:03 p.m.
I love serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, and I have especially enjoyed my time on the Ways and Means Committee. Serving the people of Arkansasí 2nd District is the honor of a lifetime, and Iím grateful for the opportunity I have been given by my fellow Arkansans.
| Jan. 29, 2014, 4:56 p.m.
A tough partisan fight is developing over how best to meet the needs of part-time workers in light of the 30-hour workweek threshold for employer-mandated health care.
| Jan. 29, 2014, 4:46 p.m.
Liberal Democrats are looking to beef up benefits for part-time workers who face hurdles in finding full-time gigs in a sluggish economy.
| Jan. 28, 2014, 2:59 p.m.
Funeral services for ex-Rep. George Wortley, R-N.Y., will be held Feb. 2 and 3 in Bethesda, Md., followed by a burial in Congressional Cemetery on Capitol Hill.
| Jan. 28, 2014, 5 a.m.
On Tuesday, President Obama will take the podium for the State of the Union address and lay out his legislative vision for 2014. An hour or so later, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington will respond on behalf of the Republican Party. In our previous lives as the Democratic governor of Virginia and the Republican governor of New Jersey, we have had the honor of delivering that response in 1986 and 1995, respectively.
| Jan. 27, 2014, 6:29 p.m.
For the nearly 1,800 sworn officers of the Capitol Police force, the day of the State of the Union address marks one of the most thrilling and memorable times of the year.
| Jan. 27, 2014, 6:14 p.m.
Second-term presidents delivering their sixth State of the Union addresses take a variety of approaches: wonkiness, bragging about their accomplishments, distancing themselves from scandals, joking at their own expenses and/or commemorating American heroes.
| Jan. 24, 2014, 6:25 p.m.
His Dec. 11 arrest came as a shock, and subsequent details of child pornography charges brought against well-known congressional staffer Jesse Ryan Loskarn provoked disgust and astonishment from Capitol Hill.
| Jan. 24, 2014, 1:56 p.m.
The first signs of construction in the almost $60 million Capitol Dome restoration project will appear in the Rotunda in late March, Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers announced Friday.
| Jan. 22, 2014, 2:42 p.m.
While itís common for members of Congress to post talking points on Twitter and videos of their floor speeches on YouTube, such social-media sites are quickly becoming just another cog in the political spin machine. But members are posting more personal touches ó what they had for dinner, their dogs at play and other mainstays of the social-media diet ó on platforms such as Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest.
| Jan. 16, 2014, 5 a.m.
Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., recently delivered a striking rebuke of Americaís energy industry (Commentary: We Ainít Broke, Nov. 22, 2013). But his criticism provided a distorted picture of this vitally important sector of the economy.
| Jan. 14, 2014, 4:54 p.m.
Senate Democrats launched a new effort Tuesday to reclaim the political initiative in the climate change debate and create a sense of urgency about mitigating the causes of the planetís warming atmosphere.
| Jan. 14, 2014, 1:51 p.m.
Congress has undergone significant changes to its operations in the past three years. To demonstrate its frugality during difficult economic times, Congress cut its own office budgets by up to 20 percent (much more than any federal agency). Most offices have implemented salary freezes, eliminated bonuses and downsized staff. Additionally, Congress shifted nearly all personal office staff from the health care plans used by other federal employees (and committee staff) to the Washington, D.C., small-business health care exchange.