WASHINGTON - Patti Nielson figures that if anyone can persuade Congress to pass a stalled gun control bill, it's a teacher who was shot at Columbine High School last year.
...approved abruptly by voice vote -- marked only a temporary reprieve for the White House. A spokesman for House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said Republicans intend to wage all-out war against the litigation when the House takes up...
WASHINGTON - When gas prices soared in the Midwest last month, congressional Republicans seized on the chance to blame a Clinton administration program requiring the sale of more costly, cleaner-burning fuel.
WASHINGTON - Faced with escalating White House criticism, President-elect Bush is defending his pessimistic assessment of the nation's economic outlook. Some Democrats denounced it as an attempt to exaggerate the slowdown to improve chances of passing a $1.3 trillion tax cut.
WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain's early push to pass campaign spending changes could be a first test of the Bush administration's commitment to working with a divided Congress. And unlike his past battles with his party over the issue, McCain may have the upper hand this time.
WASHINGTON - President Clinton challenged Republicans on Saturday to improve upon their pledges that they would avoid using Social Security surpluses to pay for other budget needs.
WASHINGTON - In no rush to leave the Capitol despite an impending election, Republican congressional leaders say they will negotiate but not capitulate to President Clinton in this year's end-of-session budget and tax battle.
...good idea," Lott said. "I assume and hope that President-elect Bush will recommend that." A spokesman for House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said the speaker was also interested in using a tax cut to give the economy a jump start...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Galvanized by the need to shore up investor confidence, lawmakers have put on a fast track legislation creating stiff penalties and jail terms for company fraud and tightening oversight of the accounting industry.
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