The House Financial Services Committee is launching a series of hearings to explore the $17.5 trillion national debt, starting with a Tuesday meeting to discuss "Why Debt Matters."
Connecticut Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal called for action on Thursday.
A Republican says members shouldn't be using taxpayer funds for first-class seats.
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) has proposed legislation that would prohibit the advisory committee of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from holding closed meetings, a change Duffy says is needed to bring transparency to the agency.
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) said Tuesday that he hopes Congress would pass legislation aiming to reduce prescription drug abuse.
“It’s critical that Congress puts in place a commonsense approach to help families and law enforcement,” Casey said. “Combating the rise in heroin and prescription drug abuse will require all stakeholders to work together in a collaborative effort.”
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Monday that he would soon move bipartisan legislation through his committee that supports job training programs for prisoners and other programs aimed at keeping people out of jail once they leave.
Boehner said some states are "cheating" to get around new food stamp limits.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) criticized President Obama Friday for announcing that his administration would review their deportation process to see if it can be done “more humanely.”
“The administration cannot be trusted to enforce any...
Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) introduced a bill Thursday that would ensure an independent inspector general investigates allegations of misconduct within the Department of Justice (DOJ).
“Inspectors General are true watchdogs who save taxpayer dollars and help deliver better services to Americans,” Tester said. “This bill is a common-sense measure that makes sure taxpayers are getting the level of service they expect and increases oversight of an agency.”
Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) this week introduced a bill that would criminalize advertisements for sex and escort services, which Wagner says perpetuate child sex slavery.