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Congress tied up in partisan knots over the most basic duty

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:48:32 GMT2016-09-29T07:48:32Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Acutely partisan and all but dysfunctional, Congress has completed its most elementary task after an intense weekslong struggle, finalizing a deal to fund the government just days ahead of a shutdown deadline....

Congress adopts bill of rights for sexual assault survivors

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:20:46 GMT2016-09-28T23:20:46Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A proposed federal bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault won final legislative approval Wednesday, sending it to the president's desk....

House OKs plan for $170 million to fix Flint water system

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:32:59 GMT2016-09-28T22:32:59Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House easily approved an election-year plan Wednesday to provide $170 million to help Flint, Michigan, rebuild its lead-poisoned water system, as Congress moved toward addressing a public health catastrophe that became an acrimonious partisan dispute....

House Roll Call: 9/11 bill

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:24:29 GMT2016-09-28T22:24:29Z

The 348-77 roll call Wednesday by which the House voted to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia....

Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:57:42 GMT2016-09-28T21:57:42Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for its alleged backing of the attackers....