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House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. opens the 2nd session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives on Monday, July 28. President Benigno Aquino III will deliver his fifth State of the Nation Address at 3 pm. Joe Galvez House Speaker
With just a week left before the start of a five-week August recess, it is increasingly likely that Congress will wrap up for the summer having cobbled together only the bare minimum to keep the government functioning without addressing a list of
The Congress party is finding this out almost day in and day out! A minister in Maharashtra has resigned blaming the chief minister for defeat in parliamentary elections, while in Assam, too, party colleagues are running for the blood of the state
President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans...Top GOP leaders got no notice of the $3.7 billion emergency request. The administration sent
The Office of Congressional Ethics has for the first time accused an entity of lobbying Congress illegally. The complaint has been referred to the Justice Department, which enforces the Lobbying Disclosure Act, but few other details are available.
The House Rules Committee approved a resolution Thursday allowing the full House to vote on authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama accusing him of abusing executive authority. The 7-4 vote was split along partisan lines, just as the
The past two years have introduced a cottage industry to Washington, D.C.: polling that shows how very unlikable things -- root canals and Darth Vader, for example -- are more popular than politicians. You can also compare fictional characters'
It seems like Congress just can't get anything done these days, even when there's broad agreement that a problem needs to be solved. Instead, the important issues tend to get punted until after the next election. And then, once the next election
Lawmakers sped for the exits yesterday as Congress was to begin a five-week recess after a summer session noteworthy for bitter partisanship and paralysis on the issue topmost in the minds of many voters: the cost of gasoline." Congress stumbled
On the eve of a hearing in which a judge is set to decide whether to allow congressional elections with unconstitutional maps to go forward this year, the groups that sued to block the plan are asking him to re-draw the maps and push back the