The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Tuesday allowing the Justice Department to sue OPEC members for limiting oil supplies and working together to set crude prices, but the White House threatened to veto the measure.
Lenders who agree to erase a large share of the original loan amount could win a government guarantee on future mortgage payments. The bill would create a stronger regulator for mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
here comes the Farm Bill - a whopping $300 billion plus dollars, passed over President Bush's objections by a veto proof 318-106 vote margin, packed with earmarks and unconscionable subsidies for those profiting from ethanol and world hunger.
California Demublican Pete Stark demands the names of 20 Army Generals from Defense Secretary Bob Gates. Whether he wants to rubuke or commend them is up to question.
An unusual coalition of antiwar Democrats and angry Republicans in the House torpedoed a $162.5 billion proposal to continue funding the wars in Iraq. Instead, House members voted to demand troop withdrawals from Iraq
"Not only did members discuss new surveillance provisions as was the publicly stated reason for the closed door session, they also discussed: The imminent collapse of the U.S. economy to occur by September 2008, the imminent collapse of US feder
"Never in American history has a federal court ordered an executive branch official to testify before Congress," lawyers for the White House wrote. [Accountable to noone but the President. Keep those paychecks acomin'.]
An EPA official said Tuesday there’s a “distinct possibility” the agency won’t take action to rid drinking water of a toxic rocket fuel ingredient that has contaminated public water supplies around the country.
In her first year in office, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords spent $234,000 sending full-color, multipage fliers to her home district, more than anyone else in House, according to federal disclosure statements. [She looks fab!]
We drive, they starve. . .The UN says it takes 232kg of corn to fill a 50-litre car tank with ethanol. That is enough to feed a child for a year. Last week, the UN predicted "massacres" unless the biofuel policy is halted.
During 2007, the RIAA spent $2.08 million lobbing Congress on 3 pieces of legislation near and dear to its heart: The PRO-IP Act, the Intellectual Property Enforcement Act, college funding bill The College Opportunity and Affordability Act, and legis
Maine has a bill which has already passed the state House which creates the crime of "visual sexual aggression". Of course, the bill is perfect, because it's"for the children". Meet the lady behind the thought crime.
The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on China to end its crackdown on Tibet and release Tibetans imprisoned for "nonviolent" demonstrations. The vote was 413-1. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who has not dropped out of the presiden
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to proceed on a bill tackling the nation's housing market crisis with a range of tax breaks for corporations and some help for homeowners.
[It is almost like they knew where our tax money was going.] Members of Congress have as much as $196 million collectively invested in companies doing business with the Defense Department, earning millions since the start of the Iraq war,
We asked a dozen national security experts what Congress should ask the top military commander in Iraq at next week's hearings. Here's what they came up with:
On April Fool's Day, the House fools were grilling oil companies over their 8-cents per gallon profit--while remaining silent on government's almost 50-cent/gallon tax take. We take a look at three of the biggest jokers.
A long-stalled bill vehemently opposed by the tobacco industry is set to move forward in Congress, which would grant the FDA power to regulate cigarette additives. It would not, however, allow the FDA to ban nicotine.
"I am not advocating censorship. But I am asking what we can to make certain that these glorious tools are not ... changed into tools that facilitate the use of terror attacks on innocent civilians around the world," said Democratic Rep. Ja
In a CNBC interview, Cato Institute chairman Bill Niskanen stated that more regulation may well be necessary to prevent the investment banks from unfairly gaming the system.
Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) wants another 50-cents added onto a gallon of gasoline--to cut consumption. Most Americans don't want to pay another penny.
All that’s missing is an eye patch in one of the clips as Prezelski plays a villain in one scene and hero the next. Why is our legislature putting on a show for us, instead of passing a real Bill?
With these remarks your unfitness for public office has been exposed, and your ill-fated attempt to control us with your vote only affirms our contention that public officers are willing to sell our State down the river if it suits their own self-int
The personal wealth of members of the U.S. Congress has soared in recent years, leaving lawmakers on average far more well-to-do than most Americans as of 2006. The median net worth of senators was estimated at $1.7 million and House of Representat
Here's the bottom line, the bill would be a mandate that all eating establishments must have enough toilet paper when you go into the restroom. The only problem is the bill doesn't dictate how much toilet paper is "enough."
In just one month of regular attendance to committee and other proceedings, CHANGE has been eyewitness to behavior that could kindly be called “dishonest” but which we feel is more properly referred to as “treasonous”. This conduct is unacceptable by
The city of Raleigh, NC doesn't want any garbage disposals in their town. They want citizens to phase them out. If they don't, eventually it's a $25,000 a day fine.
[Future McCain cabinet appointment.] Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi has pleaded not guilty to federal charges including insurance fraud, extortion and money laundering. The three-term Republican was named in a 35-count indictment.
The public is safe after the heroic acts of our legislature led to the fencing of the 9/11 Memorial. This step has been taken because, as Representative Kavanagh noted, the “controversy needs to go away”.
For nearly five years, Senate Republicans had blocked any bid to force a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. That changed this week. In a surprise move, Republicans stunned the Democratic leadership by voting to debate a bill that requires the Pentag