The Obama administration is attempting to circumvent Congress by cooperating with China on space activities despite concerns about Beijing’s development of anti-satellite weapons and cyber theft of information from NASA, according to critics of the U.S. policy.
Members of Congress are increasingly losing the trust of many Americans, as a majority view representatives as out of touch, focused on the needs of special interests, and corrupt.
More than 400 former members of Congress have passed through the revolving door by making the move to K Street as lobbyists or as senior advisers performing similar work, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.
Republican leaders are in discussions with a key bloc of House conservatives over ways to sanction Planned Parenthood for what some say is potentially illegal activity while avoiding a legislative fight that could result in a government shutdown.
The Social Security Administration has not responded to a letter questioning the agency’s new gun control efforts sent last month by Republican members of the Ways and Means Committee.
“No response yet,” Ways and Means spokesperson Doug Andres told the Free Beacon.
A majority of House lawmakers now support a resolution to reject the recently signed nuclear agreement with Iran, marking another blow to the White House’s aggressive push to convince Congress to back the deal, according to sources on Capitol Hill.
Sen. David Vitter (R., La.) introduced legislation today tackling an exemption to the Affordable Care Act that allows members of Congress to avoid purchasing insurance through one of health care exchanges created under the law and to receive taxpayer-funded subsidies.
A coalition of 10 organizations has filed an ethics complaint calling for an investigation into whether senators and their staff committed fraud when they submitted applications to the health insurance exchange in Washington, D.C.
A $335 million U.S. Agency for International Development Office (USAID) investment in the Tarakhil Power Plant in Kabul, Afghanistan is in danger of being wasted or severely underused, according to a release from the office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).