Democrats told Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairwoman Mary Jo White to require reporting on the source of conflict minerals from Congo.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said President Obama doesn’t have the authority to “go it alone” on changing sentencing policies by making more non-violent drug offenders eligible for clemency.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) applauded a court ruling requiring the Obama administration to release its redacted legal justification for killing a U.S. citizen in Yemen, but said he wants some lawmakers to be able to read the whole report.
The appropriations process is off to a historically early start.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is slamming the door on the idea that Congress should revoke a ban on earmarks that's been in place since 2011.
Sen. John Boozman underwent heart surgery Tuesday at an Arkansas hospital.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said President Obama must hold Syrian President Bashar Assad accountable for his “barbaric” acts amid reports that he is still using chemical weapons against his own people.
"These individuals should not be punished, either through a tax penalty or lack of coverage, because of ongoing technical or process challenges associated with the Affordable Care Act," Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) said.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Monday that the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) rule allowing congressional staffers to receive employer-subsidized healthcare was a “stunning disregard for the law.”
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) called on Congress to help college students who now have more than $1 trillion in debt.