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US Representative of Michigan John Dingell (AP Photo)

Dingell approaches congressional milestone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty seven years ago, Rep. John Dingell, who this week becomes the longest serving member of Congress in history, nearly began his career in tears on the floor of the House. The […]

06/06/2013

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Senate set to approve huge 2013 spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate pressed ahead Wednesday on a huge, bipartisan spending bill aimed at keeping the government running through September and ruling out the chance of a government shutdown later this month.

03/20/2013

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Congress works on budget for both 2013 and future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is finally cleaning up its unfinished budget business for the 2013 budget year with a bipartisan government-wide funding bill. But they are gearing up for divisive votes over how to fix the nation’s long-term deficit woes.

03/19/2013

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Republicans unveil government funding measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House are moving to give the Pentagon more money for military readiness. They also want to largely exempt agencies like the FBI and the Border Patrol as well as Western firefighting efforts from spending cuts.

03/04/2013

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Congress set to OK bill renewing anti-violence law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans appeared resigned Thursday to accepting an ambitious expansion of the Violence Against Women Act that would bring gays, lesbians, immigrants and Native Americans under its protective umbrella.

02/28/2013

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Stormy issue of Sandy aid settles down in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political tempest stirred up by Superstorm Sandy appears to have moved on after wreaking havoc among congressional Republicans divided over how much aid to allocate to the victims.

01/16/2013

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Face of the new Congress

(AP) – A closer look finds that Congress is undergoing some of the changes that have altered the face of America in general, with women and minorities playing increasingly more prominent roles.

01/03/2013

US Representative of Ohio and House Speaker John Boehner (AP photo)

House re-elects Boehner speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has re-elected embattled Republican John Boehner speaker.

01/03/2013

Obama talks about fiscal cliff deal reached (CNN Video)

Obama lauds House vote on ‘fiscal cliff’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says an effort to change the nation’s tax code that is too skewed toward the wealthy has been achieved with the “fiscal cliff” deal approved in Congress.

01/01/2013

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Congress completes $633B defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a $633 billion defense bill for next year that would tighten penalties on Iran to thwart its nuclear ambitions and bulk up security at diplomatic missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya.

12/21/2012

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