Congress

Congressman spent campaign funds for rabbit air travel

SAN DIEGO — Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign funds to pay for…

 

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Congress opens with an ambitious Republican agenda for the Trump era

WASHINGTON — A Republican-controlled Congress opens Tuesday with the most sweeping conservative…

 

House GOP backs off ethics office overhaul after widespread criticism

WASHINGTON — House Republicans reversed course Tuesday amid a firestorm of criticism…

 

From left, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, rush to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday to vote as a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, just two days before the island is expected to default on a $2 billion debt payment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress clears Puerto Rico rescue bill, sends to president

WASHINGTON — Congress delivered relief to debt-stricken Puerto Rico on Wednesday, sending…

From left, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, rush to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday to vote as a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, just two days before the island is expected to default on a $2 billion debt payment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Transportation Security Administration chief Peter Neffenger arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday to testify before the House Homeland Security Committee which is looking for answers on how to balance security with long lines at airport checkpoints. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by…

Transportation Security Administration chief Peter Neffenger arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday to testify before the House Homeland Security Committee which is looking for answers on how to balance security with long lines at airport checkpoints. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Congress, White House strike rescue deal for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON — House Republicans and Democrats reached a rare, election-year deal with…

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Federal Bureau of Investigation Executive Assistant Director for Science and Technology Amy Hess, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday before a House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing on deciphering the debate over encryption. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

FBI: Using third parties to break encryption not only answer

WASHINGTON — The FBI is facing an increasing struggle to access readable…

Federal Bureau of Investigation Executive Assistant Director for Science and Technology Amy Hess, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday before a House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing on deciphering the debate over encryption. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Retired Air Force Col. Don Christensen is seen in his office Friday at Protect Our Defenders (POD), a national organization solely dedicated to addressing the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon misled Congress by using inaccurate or vague information…

Retired Air Force Col. Don Christensen is seen in his office Friday at Protect Our Defenders (POD), a national organization solely dedicated to addressing the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
California Gov. Jerry Brown is surrounded by unidentified SEIU workers after signing a bill creating the highest statewide minimum wage at $15 an hour by 2022 at the Ronald Reagan building in Los Angeles on Monday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California, New York enact US-highest $15 minimum wages

LOS ANGELES — California and New York acted Monday to gradually push…

California Gov. Jerry Brown is surrounded by unidentified SEIU workers after signing a bill creating the highest statewide minimum wage at $15 an hour by 2022 at the Ronald Reagan building in Los Angeles on Monday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency, MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right meets with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, left, at the office of the Presidency in Cairo, Egypt. (MENA via AP)

Sen. Graham to Arab world: US hasn’t changed despite Trump

CAIRO — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham sought to reassure the Arab world…

In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency, MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right meets with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, left, at the office of the Presidency in Cairo, Egypt. (MENA via AP)
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to reporters at the State Department in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Kerry determines IS group committing genocide in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday formally concluded the Islamic State…

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to reporters at the State Department in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The San Bernardino County-owned iPhone at the center of an unfolding high-profile legal battle between Apple Inc. and the U.S. government lacked a device management feature bought by the county that, if installed, would have allowed investigators easy and immediate access.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Apple to tell judge in California case: Congress must decide

WASHINGTON — Apple Inc. will tell a federal judge this week in…

The San Bernardino County-owned iPhone at the center of an unfolding high-profile legal battle between Apple Inc. and the U.S. government lacked a device management feature bought by the county that, if installed, would have allowed investigators easy and immediate access.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. talks to reporters as Congress begins the new year on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress sends health law repeal to Obama for first time

WASHINGTON — The GOP-led Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama Wednesday…

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. talks to reporters as Congress begins the new year on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Monday.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama moves to require background checks for more gun sales

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama moved Monday to require all gun sellers…

President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Monday.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., second from left, accompanied by, from left, Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., walk from a closed-door Democratic caucus lunch, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Bargainers near agreement on spending, tax cut deal

WASHINGTON — Congress and the White House stood on the cusp Tuesday…

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., second from left, accompanied by, from left, Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., walk from a closed-door Democratic caucus lunch, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
President Barack Obama speaks about the Paris climate agreement from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

In climate deal, Obama sees legacy he hopes won’t be undone

WASHINGTON — For President Barack Obama, many of his victories have been…

President Barack Obama speaks about the Paris climate agreement from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the U.S. Strategy for Syria and Iraq and its Implications for the Region.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

US sending new special ops force to fight Islamic State

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will deploy a new special operations force…

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the U.S. Strategy for Syria and Iraq and its Implications for the Region.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks with members of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Congress on track to OK budget and debt deal

WASHINGTON — The Senate marched Thursday toward a final vote on a…

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks with members of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, accompanied by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., right, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

No shutdown, no default: Congress leaders, Obama back deal

WASHINGTON — Striving to end a cycle of crisis, congressional leaders and…

Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, accompanied by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., right, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. points while talking with visitors on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

No shutdown: Congress approves bill to keep government open

WASHINGTON — Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress…

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. points while talking with visitors on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)