President Obama pushes Congress to approve minimum wage hike.
The Senate Intelligence Committee voted to release a secret government report.
House passes new five-year bill; Senate expected to vote as early as next week.
Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of the current session of Congress.
Congress sent President Barack Obama a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill Thursday, easing the harshest effects of last year's automatic budget cuts after tea party critics chastened by October's partial shutdown mounted only a faint protest.
A Senate panel faults the State Department and intelligence agencies for failing to thwart the September 11, 2012 assault on American outposts in Benghazi and says that the attacks were “preventable.”
Senate moves toward unemployment extension; Boehner says matching cuts must be part of any final bill.
The House has approved a budget, and now the country waits for the Senate's approval.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker will soon be headed to Washington as the next New Jersey senator.
A key Senate committee voted Wednesday to authorize a military strike in Syria.
An omnibus abortion regulations bill is headed to the full Senate for debate after receiving tentative approval Friday from a panel of senators.
The comprehensive immigration overhaul being taken up in the Senate this week could cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion if 11 million illegal immigrants are granted legal status.
The Senate voted unanimously to approve funding to put air traffic controllers back to work.
States could force Internet retailers to collect sales taxes under a bill that overwhelmingly passed a test vote in the Senate Monday.
Senate Democrats are buying time on the issue of guns by putting all proposals for new gun laws on hold.
Mental health agencies are hoping the Senate and House can come to an agreement when it comes to increasing funding for mental health services.
The assault weapons ban won't be included in major gun legislation set to take shape this week -- all but guaranteeing it won't pass Congress.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a renewed assault-weapons ban, advancing the measure to the Senate floor where it will face intense resistance from Republicans and other gun-rights supporters.
Committee approves tougher penalties for gun traffickers; assault weapons ban considered.
The Senate approved Chuck Hagel's nomination for Defense secretary Tuesday, ending a contentious battle that exposed deep divisions over the president's Pentagon pick.