Congress has a vast to-do list before midterm elections, including spending bills and a $30 billion package to help small businesses. But for now, the Bush tax cuts are the top issue.
If Congress does nothing, the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of this year. Here's a look at the options now being debated.
With the federal deficit at $1.5 trillion, some voters are balking at politicians who tout a record of securing ‘pork barrel’ projects.
Cities and states warned of devastating cuts if Congress didn't approve $26 billion in help for Medicaid and teachers. The Senate should pass it Thursday and the House next week.
Nancy Pelosi is a master tactician and the most powerful speaker in a half century. Behind her personal brand of power politics – and whether she will still be speaker after the midterm elections.
President Obama is not happy over GOP opposition of the Wall Street financial regulation bill and a House Republican's apology to BP over the Gulf oil spill.
Congress faces a formidable agenda this summer, but nothing is as wrenching as upcoming votes to fund new spending on the Afghanistan war.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the vote on the healthcare reform bill may come next week, but House Democrats are waiting for assurances about what the Senate will do afterward.
The White House has invited congressional Republicans to join Democrats for a healthcare summit to be moderated by President Obama and broadcast live. But Obama says legislative proposals should be on the table, and the GOP wants to start from scratch.
The Republican healthcare reform plan revealed Thursday would cover far fewer uninsured Americans than the Democratic House bill. But it would also cost considerably less.