WASHINGTON – Some higher income families would be eligible to receive a child tax credit on their federal returns under a bill approved in the House last week.
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WASHINGTON — A bid by Democrats to negate the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case on insurance coverage for birth control was blocked in the U.S. Senate last week.
WASHINGTON — Supporters of the embattled Pebble Mine project in Alaska are making a desperate effort in Congress and the courts to keep it alive in the face of warnings from the Environmental Protection Agency that it could devastate the finest run of wild salmon left on the globe.
WASHINGTON — Shocked by the apparent shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, lawmakers said Thursday they were ready to toughen U.S. sanctions against Russia if evidence shows it played a role in the deadly attack.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has widened its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of political groups to include the disappearance of two years of emails from a top official involved in the controversy.
WASHINGTON — District of Columbia leaders lambasted congressional Republicans on Thursday for proposing to undermine a vast swath of city gun laws, making a case that their efforts would make the nation’s capital less safe while their chief antagonist, a lawmaker from Kentucky, watched.
WASHINGTON — The top watchdog responsible for ferreting out wrongdoing at the Commerce Department is the subject of a broad congressional probe, with lawmakers from both parties alleging a pattern of behavior that “casts doubt” on his “reliability, veracity, trustworthiness, and ethical conduct.”
WASHINGTON — Calling for “a new sense of economic patriotism,” a top Obama administration official urged Congress to take immediate action to stop U.S. companies from reorganizing as foreign firms to avoid paying taxes.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration sought to further pinch Russia’s economy Wednesday, bringing its toughest sanctions to date against major Russian banks, energy companies and weapons makers in a bid to convince the Kremlin to end its “provocations” in Ukraine.
WASHINGTON—Efforts to put in place an earthquake warning system for the West Coast gained ground Tuesday as a congressional committee recommended the first federal funds — $5 million—specifically for the project.