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What's in a $12 minimum wage?

Apr 24, 2015
A proposal is expected next week to increase the federal minimum wage to $12.
Posted In: minimum wage, labor groups, Congress
Staff members sit at their work stations at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia.

Congress pushes for cybersecurity overhaul

Apr 22, 2015
After years of trying, Congress is close to passing a cybersecurity bill.
Posted In: cybersecurity, Congress, cyber hacks
An American flag waves outside the United States Capitol building.

Trade agreements, then and now

Apr 21, 2015
Congress is turning its attention to trade this week.
Posted In: NAFTA, U.S. economy, Congress
A doctor at work

Challenges remain, even after the 'Doc Fix' gets fixed

Mar 26, 2015
Doctors will need new IT infrastructure to deal with proposed changes.
Posted In: Medicare, Congress, Health
Republican congressman Aaron Schock resigned today amidst Downton Abbey scandal.

Congressman resigns over Downton Abbey faux pas

Mar 17, 2015
Aaron Schock outfitted his office with "a gold-colored wall sconce," a "crystal chandelier," and "massive arrangements of pheasant feathers."
Posted In: Congress, Republicans, TV shows

Drawing the line between contributions and bribes

Mar 9, 2015
When it comes to a bribery investigation, a number of factors are considered.
Posted In: corruption, Senate, bribes, campaign contribution, government, Congress
Members of the 114th Congress in the House chamber this week in Washington, D.C.

A fight over how quickly workers can unionize

Mar 5, 2015
The Senate voted to block a new rule that would speed up unionization votes.
Posted In: labor union, unions, Congress, veto
Progress is hard to come by in Congress.

The DHS gets funded ... for now

Mar 3, 2015
Meanwhile, a showdown over debt could be looming.
Posted In: Congress, DHS, CBO, debt
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the US Congress on March 3, 2015 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

After a controversy in politics, money follows

Mar 3, 2015
The Israeli Prime Minister's speech was a chance for some to fundraise.
Posted In: prime minister, Israel, Congress, fundraising
House Speaker John Boehner

John Boehner doesn't enjoy congressmen wearing jeans

Feb 27, 2015
During a dress code reminder the Speaker told lawmakers, "You know who you are."
Posted In: jeans, Congress, John Boehner

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