Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee pressed the Obama administration on Friday to speed up the release of documents and other materials seized during the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said the 2014...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The short-term spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down is, to be honest, the only thing lawmakers really have to do before exiting Washington for the fall campaign. But this year, the once simple job of passing temporary legislation has...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee is investigating complaints of sexual harassment, bullying and other misconduct at national parks across the country, including at iconic sites such as Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. At Yosemite, at least 18 employees have come...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House moved ahead Thursday on a bill to prohibit the United States from making cash payments to Iran and require that Congress be notified before any future claims settlements with Tehran. The legislation, an election-year broadside, is...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. general said Thursday that an Islamic State rocket that hit a military base used by hundreds of U.S. troops in northern Iraq contained chemical agents that cause human skin to blister. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military officials are likely to face sharp questions on Thursday from Republicans angry the Obama administration is not taking more aggressive steps to end the 5-year-old-civil war in Syria. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Gen. Joseph Dunford...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military officials are expected to face sharp questions from Republicans angry the Obama administration is not taking more aggressive steps to end the 5-year-old-civil war in Syria. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Gen. Joseph Dunford, the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-run House committee voted along party lines Wednesday to hold a company that provides researchers with fetal tissue in contempt of Congress. Republicans say StemExpress has not produced all the documents they want. Democrats say the GOP is...