U.S. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan will testify in front of Senate lawmakers later this month.
In a 401 to 11 vote, the House passed a resolution Thursday stating the importance of ensuring that Iran does not develop nuclear arms. The resolution specifically calls for the President to reaffirm the dangers of a nuclear armed Iran and outlines opposition to relying on containment if Iran does develop nuclear weapons. While the resolution […]
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) questioned the U.S. State Department’s decision to award a travel visa to Mariela Castro Espin, the niece of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
By Elizabeth Vlock House Democrats Thursday unveiled their plans for The Voter Empowerment Act, an act designed in response to recent state legislations that impede voting rights for millions of Americans. The motivation for the act is sixteen states that have recently introduced measures that that end same-day voter registration and create obstacles to other voter […]
The Senate voted Thursday to confirm a pair of President Obama’s nominees to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Thursday mocked a proposal to release an attack ad connecting Rev. Jeremiah Wright to President Obama. Leader Pelosi mocked the ad’s would-be funder, TD America Founder and partial Chicago Cubs owner Joe Ricketts, saying that she hoped his ad would be as successful the baseball team he owns, who […]
By Elizabeth Vlock House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) chided the House Judiciary Committee Thursday for choosing to prevent Washington, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton from testifying on behalf of the district that she represents. Stating that there is, “a member of congress who wants to come in to talk about her district,” Pelosi stressed that […]
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday defended his decision to reignite debate over raising the nation’s debt ceiling.
A pair of Senate Democrats have introduced a measure aimed at discouraging wealthy Americans from avoiding hefty tax bills by renouncing their citizenship.
The GOP version of the Violence Against Women Act narrowly passed the House Thursday but with several demographics notably not covered under the bill.