Transparency advocates and lawmakers are pressing the House to also vote on a bill to reform the Freedom of Information Act before Congress goes into recess at the end of the week.
While Republicans often get the reputation for being “the party of the rich,” seven of the 10 richest members of Congress are Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP).
President Barack Obama’s top choice to chair the Federal Communications Commission spent decades at the helm of two major communications industry lobbying organizations, sparking backlash from tech policy groups and internet freedom activists.
Opponents of Obamacare on Thursday seized on warnings from two of its legislative architects that implementation of the law could be disastrous. “I just see a huge train wreck coming down,” said Sen. Max Baucus (D., Mont.), who is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and wrote large portions of the law.
The massive backlog of veterans’ benefit claims came under scrutiny at a Senate Veterans Affairs hearing on Monday afternoon about President Barack Obama’s federal budget and its Veterans Affairs component.
The Obama administration’s ongoing difficulty in implementing Obamacare is forcing the president to chip away at other parts of the law, rankling allies and potentially giving its critics more ammunition to criticize and even undo the law.
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is taking aim at Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D., W.V.) for pushing a link between video game use by children and violent crime.