The plastic beads are passing through water filtration systems into lakes and streams.
Government funding expires Dec. 11.
Critics argue the bill would undo rules meant to prevent bad lending practices.
The measure cleared the House Judiciary Committee via voice vote.
The legislation gives growers incentives to replace trees decimated by a bacterial disease.
Bill would phase out use of killer whales in captivity.
Reps. Jim Langevin and Michael McCaul blasted the advocacy groups.
Oppponents of the "Waters of the U.S." rule were three votes shy in the Senate.
The bipartisan measure cleared the Judiciary Committee by a 15-5 tally.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is marking up the sentencing bill today.
The group's website parodies the movie "Goodfellas."
House lawmakers have introduced legislation to make student loans more affordable.Reps. Jared Polis...
Groups have met with senators this week in hopes of gaining more sponsors.
The bill directs HHS to draft guidelines for when words such as "healthy" can used.
Average time served by inmates rose from 17.9 to 37.5 months from 1988 to 2012.
The regulations represent the central pillars of Obama’s climate change initiative.
The new Speaker is seen as an ally to lawmakers and advocates pushing to overhaul sentencing and...
Democrats want to repeal a ban on researching causes of gun violence.
Opponents say the bill puts asbestos victims at risk.
Joaquín Castro's legislation would replace the term with "undocumented foreign national."
Sen. Ted Cruz said he could not support a bill that releases dangerous criminals from prison.
About 75 percent of schools reported at least one benefit from the program.
A prominent gun control group is raising questions about his record on guns.
"This is not controversial stuff," said Rep. Luis Gutiérrez. "It's basic human rights for children."