The state House has preliminarily approved a bill letting clergy members refuse to perform same-sex marriages, further shielding Texas from a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to wed.
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has begun a filibuster-like speech on the Senate floor to protest the renewal of the Patriot Act.
Epilepsy patients in Texas would have access to medicinal oils containing a therapeutic component found in marijuana under legislation the state Senate passed Thursday.
The Senate voted to give lawmakers a chance to weigh in on any nuclear deal the White House seeks to hammer out with Iran — a measure that requires President Barack Obama submit any agreement struck between that nation and world powers to Congress.
Loretta Lynch was confirmed Thursday as attorney general, the first black woman in American history to hold the country's top law enforcement post.
Senate Finance Chairwoman Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, said she expected the Senate version of the budget to be debated by the full Senate next week, “probably Tuesday.”
A little-noticed bill filed on deadline by the chairman of the House's tax-writing committee could hold the session's biggest tax cut, but only if the House and Senate decide to cut taxes on sales instead of property.
The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to allowing licensed open carry of handguns in the state.
After a dramatic and chaotic day of votes, Congress late Friday approved a stopgap bill to keep money flowing to the Homeland Security Department past a midnight deadline and avert a partial agency shutdown -- though Congress is no closer to a long-term deal.
Senate works to pass Homeland Security funding bill derailed by immigration fight.
The Senate has voted to confirm Ashton Carter as the next defense secretary.
After years of political wrangling, the Republican controlled Senate on Thursday passed its first priority of the new Congress: the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
U.S. Senate holds confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch.
Even though President Obama says he will veto a Keystone Pipeline bill, it's been cleared by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
The Senate debates whether or not to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS. Tracie Potts reports.
The House late Friday revived and approved a Republican-authored border crisis bill after GOP leaders hurriedly resolved an internal battle that scuttled the vote a day earlier – but with the Senate on recess and the House soon to follow, there’s little chance of any bill reaching President Obama’s desk until the fall.
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.