The congressional debt committee, three weeks from its deadline and reportedly deadlocked, got a polite earful on Tuesday from four of the most passionate proponents of a big, balanced and bipartisan deficit-reduction plan.
The country got a little shock therapy last week when the co-chairmen of President Obama's debt commission offered their recommendations for curbing U.S. debt. One of their goals: reduce deficits by $4 trillion over the next decade.
A special prosecutor will conduct an independent investigation into the conduct of Justice Department officials involved in the firings of nine U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Michael Mukasey announced Monday.
The Senate Ethics Committee issued a letter of admonition Thursday to New Mexico Republican Sen. Pete Domenici for his role in contacting the U.S. attorney in his state about a pending federal grand jury investigation into public corruption.
An energy bill that would require automakers to raise their average fuel economy standards, increase ethanol use, and raise taxes on the oil industry hit a procedural roadblock in the Senate Friday, but senators vowed to work during the weekend to find a way to advance the bill.
An energy bill that would require automakers to raise average fuel economy standards hit a roadblock Friday in the Senate, but senators vowed to work over the weekend to find a way to advance the legislation.
Republican Sen. Pete Domenici will not seek re-election next year because he has progressive, incurable brain condition that might prevent him from completing another six-year term, he announced Thursday.
Asking fellow senators to put finger-pointing over Hurricane Katrina's devastation aside, the head of the Senate Energy Committee called Tuesday for a gasoline and oil act to protect citizens from price gouging.