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Lawmakers push to approve unified veterans’ bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two overwhelming votes in two days, members of Congress say they are confident they can agree on a bill to improve veterans' health care and send it to the president's desk by the end of the month. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Congress passes $12.3 billion water projects bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending the White House a $12 billion-plus bill authorizing new flood control projects in Iowa, North Dakota and California and harbor expansions in Boston and Savannah, Georgia. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Senate approves $12.3 billion water bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent the White House a $12.3 billion water projects bill half the size of its last one seven years ago — before the economy sank into a deep recession that helped swell the government's debt and before lawmakers swore off cherry-picking pet projects for folks back home. View full post on […]

U-2 plane, Warthog, ships: defense bill highlights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The old refrain is, "The president proposes, but Congress disposes." Never a truer phrase has been uttered when it comes to the nation's military budget. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Bill ending NSA bulk data collection clears U.S. House

A bill to end the government’s bulk collection of telephone records cleared the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday in the first legislative effort at surveillance reform since former contractor Edward Snowden disclosed the program a year ago. The measure would end the National Security Agency’s practice of gathering bulk information on calls made by […]

Senate set to vote on $12.3 billion water bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is on the cusp of passing its first infrastructure bill of the year. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Congressional negotiators agree on water bill

Water projects that would be authorized over the next 10 years under a compromise reached by House and Senate negotiators. The bill needs the approval of the full House and Senate, which are expected to … View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Senate panel approves 6-year highway bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel on Thursday approved a bill to keep federal highway programs going for the next six years, but it remained unclear whether Congress would act in time to prevent a disruption in transportation aid to states this summer. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

U.S. Senate Republicans block energy bill, forfeit Keystone vote

By Thomas Ferraro and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday blocked an energy-efficiency bill backed by manufacturers and environmentalists, forfeiting a chance to vote on the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. On a nearly party-line vote of 55-36, President Barack Obama’s Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance […]

U.S. Senate Republicans block energy bill, forfeit a Keystone vote

U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday blocked an energy-efficiency bill backed by manufacturers and environmentalists, forfeiting a chance to vote on the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. On a vote of 55-36, President Barack Obama’s Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the bipartisan energy bill supported by the White House. Senate Majority […]