Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee has ended a four-year probe into Republican congressman Vern Buchanan of Florida, finding no evidence that the lawmaker violated House rules. The ethics panel said in a report Friday there is not enough evidence to conclude that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even after the Orlando shooting slaughter, no one expects Congress to dramatically tighten firearms curbs. Yet a few modest election-year cracks have shown in the iron grip that Republicans and the National Rifle Association have long enjoyed on the issue. The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernard Lafayette was all smiles as he watched his civil rights comrade John Lewis commandeer the floor of the U.S. House for an old-fashioned, marathon sit-in over gun legislation. Lafayette goes back with Lewis to the student sit-in protests in Nashville,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exhausted but exuberant, House Democrats vowed to fight on for gun control Thursday as they ended their high-drama House floor sit-in with songs, prayers and defiant predictions of success. Republicans offered a dose of political reality, denying House...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. John Lewis, who shed blood in Selma for civil rights, sat shoulder to shoulder with fellow Democrats on the House floor as the leader of an extraordinary protest demanding votes on gun control. Instead of grainy black-and-white photos, color selfies with...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators have a bipartisan deal to require labeling of genetically modified ingredients nationally, a week before a labeling law in Vermont goes into effect. The deal announced Thursday by the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators have a bipartisan deal on labeling of genetically modified ingredients, a week before a labeling law in Vermont goes into effect. The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday announced legislation to pre-empt Vermont'...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate investigation of cable TV costs says two major cable companies have consistently failed to provide refunds to customers they knew had been overcharged. At a congressional hearing Thursday, Senators Rob Portman of Ohio and Claire McCaskill of Missouri...
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Sen. Al Franken has kept one of his most potent political weapons in check: his wit. The former "Saturday Night Live" comic was determined to establish himself as a serious senator after winning his Minnesota seat by a razor-thin margin. So after he...