Jul 25, 2013 The House narrowly defeated an amendment that would have ended funding for mass collection of phone records and other data by the NSA.
Jul 24, 2013 The House of Representatives votes on an amendment to take away money from the NSA today. It's part of the $500 billion defense spending bill and it's got the tech industry up in arms.
Jul 23, 2013 The Senate Banking Committee is holding a hearing today on bank investments in things like warehouses and oil refineries, and commodities such as metals and oil.
Jul 17, 2013 The "Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure" catalogs the fiscal, sexual, and mental lapses of federal workers -- all with an eye toward preventing the next big mistake.
Jul 15, 2013 Fed chair Ben Bernanke heads to Capitol Hill for his last semi-annual two-day testimony. He may face tough questions, reflecting perceived politicization of his role in the absence of coordination between Congress and the White House.
Jul 12, 2013 Congress returns from its Independence Day recess and fails to reach any compromise on the farm bill, student loans and immigration.
Jul 9, 2013 The House of Representatives has voted to ban a proposed requirement that would force companies to rotate auditors every few years.
Jul 8, 2013 In an effort to get it passed, some in Congress want to split the food-stamps part of the bill from the farm subsidy part.
Jun 28, 2013 The Pentagon starts furloughing 650,000 civilian employees next week.
May 20, 2013 Commerce Secretary nominee and Hyatt heiress Penny Pritzker will have to shift her billions to avoid conflicts of interest, and prepare for questions about the family business.