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Congress Introduces Legislation to Help Veterans if Schools Close

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Today, legislation was introduced in both the House and Senate to reinstate GI Bill benefits to people attending a school that closes during their enrollment. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), the ranking member on the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and co-sponsor Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced Senate Bill 2253; and Representatives Ma... more

Speaker Boehner to Resign at End of October

John Boehner. Photo by Susan Walsh/AP

WASHINGTON -- In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed Republicans on Friday that he would step down at the end of October, giving up his coveted leadership post and his seat in Congress in the face of hardline conservative opposition. The 13-term Ohio Republican shocked his GOP caucus early Friday morning when he informed them o... more

Congress' Dysfunction Not Limited to Homeland Security Fight

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WASHINGTON -- Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption. Lawmakers couldn't finish their work last year and it's showing now. The leftover business could prove even more divisive than the dispute over rolling back President Barack Obama's immigration policies on a bill providin... more

House Bill Would Give Federal Workers 3.3% Raise

WASHINGTON — A group of House Democrats has introduced a bill that would give federal workers a 3.3 percent pay raise in 2015, far more than President Barack Obama has requested. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., introduced the bill, which was co-sponsored by several Democrats. The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act would provide the pay hike to ... more

House Passes $1.1 Trillion Bill to Fund Government

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves the House chamber

WASHINGTON - A $1.1 trillion spending bill for operating the government until just before next fall's election steamed through the battle-weary House on Wednesday over tepid protests from tea party conservatives, driven by a bipartisan desire to restore painful cuts in domestic and defense programs and show disaffected voters that Congress can d... more

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