Jun 25, 2012 House lawmakers have until the end of the week to deal with two big economic issues. One is a two year transportation funding bill that puts about three million jobs at stake. The other is how to keep student loan interest rates from doubling for millions of new borrowers.
Jun 15, 2012 Annual disclosure forms show investments, liabilities, and other sources of income. This week's filings were the last before a broader new rule goes into effect.
Jun 5, 2012 A Senate bill may end $36 million in funding for Republican and Democratic national conventions -- money that pays for everything from patriotic flags to the teleprompter.
May 29, 2012 There's a long list of legislative issues on hold. Blame the upcoming election.
May 25, 2012 The President’s re-election campaign is using high tech tools for grass roots organizing
May 7, 2012 Here's a phrase you'll begin to hear a lot in Congress: sequestered cuts. Today, the House begins debate on how to deal with the debt crisis.
Elizabeth Wynne Johnson
Apr 4, 2012 Today President Obama will sign the STOCK Act -- short for “Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge.” It says Capitol Hill finally has to follow the same insider trading rules as everybody else.
Apr 2, 2012 The mayor of Chicago is planning a complete makeover for his city, including a new runway at O'Hare Airport, upgrades to rail and bus service, and a rebuilding of the city's water and sewer system.
Mar 29, 2012 Construction on roads and bridges around the country could grind to a halt this weekend, and over a million jobs could be at risk.