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Would-be ban on first class air travel for members of Congress vetoed

An amendment on a bill that would have prohibited members of Congress from using taxpayer money to buy first class seating on airplanes has been tabled. 437 more words


Bill introduced that could lower interest on student loans

A new bill introduced into Congress on Wednesday could give relief to millions of college graduates and their families (if passed, of course).

The bill- titled “The Bank of Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act”- would attempt to lower interest rates for a range of borrowers. 302 more words


Pres. Obama asks Congress to approve force against ISIL

In a letter sent to Capitol Hill Wednesday, President Obama has asked Congress to approve his request to use force against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). 516 more words


Dueling Pianos: President, Speaker battle over Immigration

“You say yes/ I say no/you stay stop/ and I say go, go, go”

The Beatles were such a great band that they apparently could write a song in 1967 about American politics in the 21st century. 249 more words


From Vatican Hill to Capitol Hill: Pope to address Congress

Pope Francis will become the first pope to make an address to a joint session of Congress when he visits the United States later this year. 404 more words



We got the house! Still have to close on it and pass the inspection, but we got the house!


A Look at the 114th Congress

The 114th U.S. Congress is officially meeting for the first time today and, for the first time in eight years, Republicans will control both the House and the Senate. 839 more words