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Analysis: Congressional GOP Coming to Grips with Failure

By Erica Werner | Jul 21
A brutal reality is settling over Capitol Hill: The Republican effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," which has consumed the first six months of the Trump administration, may never yield results.

GOP House Panel Takes First Step to Gut Dodd-Frank Law

By Kevin Freking and Marcy Gordon | May 7
House Republicans took a major step toward their long-promised goal of unwinding the stricter financial rules created after the 2008 crisis.

Trump's Path to Boosting Infrastructure is Full of Potholes

By Joan Lowy | Nov 13
Donald Trump has vowed to rebuild the nation's roads, bridges, airports and railways, but the path to delivering on that promise is full of potholes. When President Barack Obama tried to do it, a Republican Congress fought him at almost every turn.

Showdown: Congress Looks to Override Obama Veto of 9/11 Bill

By Richard Lardner | Sep 27
Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Senate Candidate Calls for Suspending Congressional Pay in Stalemates

By Brian Slodysko | Sep 16
U.S. Senate candidate Evan Bayh said on Tuesday that he wants Congress to prohibit lawmakers from promoting themselves with taxpayer-funded mailings while also barring them from collecting a paycheck during a government shutdown.

As Congress Reconvenes, Lawmakers Likely To Do What They Do Best: The Bare Minimum

By Andrew Taylor | Sep 6
Lawmakers return to Washington this week for an abbreviated election-season session in which they will likely do what they do best: The bare minimum.

Congress Passes Aviation Bill to Close Airport Security Gaps

By Joan Lowy | Jul 14
Congress passed an aviation bill Wednesday that attempts to close gaps in airport security and shorten screening lines, but leaves thornier issues unresolved.

GOP Congress' Incomplete: Stalled Bills, No Court Nominee

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Apr 4
Congress increasingly is being defined by what it's not doing this election year.

Bold Promises, but Thin Agenda So Far for Ryan-led House

By Andrew Taylor | Mar 5
House Speaker Paul Ryan promises a bold election-year agenda of replacing the health care law and fighting poverty. Until then, it's the BRICK Act.

Congress Set for Year-End Push on Tax, Spending Compromise

By Alan Fram | Dec 17
Congressional leaders girded Wednesday to push a Christmas compromise on tax cuts and spending through the House and Senate by week's end, legislation extending dozens of tax breaks.

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