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Biden tackles his second State of the Union Address

Erin Smith, Politics Editor February 14, 2023

President Joseph Biden made his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night in front of the new Congress, new Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and Vice President Kamala Harris. Heavily focusing...

Money from the United States Treasury sits on a table.

The U.S. Economy depends on a Congress decision amid the U.S. debt ceiling crisis

Erin Smith, Politics Editor January 31, 2023

On Jan. 19, the United States hit their debt ceiling, which stands at $31.4 trillion. Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen, is urging Congress to act “to protect the full faith and credit of the United...

USPS van parked on a street, San Francisco, Dec. 28. 2021.

The Postal Service Reform Act and USPS’ financial crisis

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

Last week, a bill that would overhaul the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) finances and allow the agency to take steps to modernize its services cleared the House 342-92. The rare show of bipartisan...

Congress Does Something Right: House Finally Passes VAWA!

Elizabeth Field March 6, 2013

Victims of domestic and sexual violence recently went over 500 days without critically important protections sanctioned by the Violence Against Women Act, first established in 1994 by then-senator Joe...

Congress Passes Student Loans, Highway Jobs Bill

The Associated Press August 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress emphatically approved legislation Friday preserving jobs on transportation projects from coast to coast and avoiding interest rate increases on new loans to millions of college...

Rep. Giffords to Resign from Congress This Week

The Associated Press January 25, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt...

Rep. John Murtha, Iraq War Critic, Dies at 77

The Associated Press February 9, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Rep. John Murtha, a retired Marine Corps officer who became the first Vietnam War combat veteran elected to Congress and later an influential critic of the Iraq War, died Monday. He...

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