Schumer: Trump should demand Senate vote on gun bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says that if President Donald Trump is serious about strengthening gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings, he should demand Senate Majority...

GOP-controlled Senate confirms 13 more judges named by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hailing Senate votes this week confirming 13 of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees. The actions bring to more than 140 th...

Republicans want Capital One, Amazon to explain data breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee want Capital One and Amazon to explain to Congress how a hacker accessed the personal information from more than 100 million C...

US officials say key rail safety technology 90% complete

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal railway officials say the railroad industry has installed safety technology on nearly 90% of tracks where it is required, but "significant work" is needed to ensure the techn...

Senate bows to Trump vetoes, allows Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has failed in a bid to override a series of vetoes issued by President Donald Trump, allowing the administration to move forward with plans to sell billions of dollars of ...

House Dems back subpoenas for Ivanka, Jared private emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee has voted along party lines to authorize subpoenas for personal emails and texts used by White House officials, including Ivanka Trump and her husband J...

Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks never runs out of money. ...

Senators: Bill on 9/11 victims fund to be voted on next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators from both parties say they have an agreement to vote on a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. ...

GOP Sen. Rand Paul blocks bill to boost 9/11 victims fund

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator has blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. Kentucky Sen. Ra...

Commerce chief Ross calls contempt vote 'political theater'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Wednesday that a planned vote by the Democratic-controlled House to hold him and Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress was nothing...

House approves 9/11 victims bill, sends it to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 402-12 vote Friday send...

Trump officials to brief Congress on election security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is briefing Congress on steps it's taken to improve election security in the wake of Russian interference in 2016. Director of National Int...

Michigan Rep. Amash formally withdraws from House GOP caucus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan has formally withdrawn from the House Republican conference, days after announcing he is leaving the GOP because he has become disenchanted with partisa...

House Democrats approve bill to strengthen election security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by Russian interference in 2016, the House has approved a bill aimed at strengthening election security for the 2020 race. Lawmakers approved a Democratic-s...

House oversight panel backs subpoena for WH counselor Conway

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday approved a subpoena to force White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before the panel as it looks into allegations that she repeat...