The House Ethics Committee said that it was launching investigations of two veteran House members, Republican Don Young of Alaska and Democrat Robert Andrews of New Jersey.
When it comes to the automatic spending cuts that began taking effect this month, federal lawmakers spared programs that serve the nation’s most vulnerable — such as food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid and veterans’ assistance — from hard hits.
After spending part of the past three days at the Capitol, the president concluded his charm offensive with a meeting with House Democrats this afternoon, telling lawmakers he believes his recent outreach has been “fruitful” as he works to coax Congress out of a stalemate…
Members of the Supreme Court on Thursday warned forced spending cuts pose a serious threat to the U.S. justice system, saying they are “simply unsustainable” and will lead to a reduction of critical legal services.
Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a Republican budget blueprint that included caps on defense spending, a shift for his party that could provide a point of compromise with Democrats.