Stories about Congress

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke walks past reporters without speaking as he arrives at a morning session of the Economic Policy Symposium at Jackson Hole in Moran, Wyo., on Friday.

Fed chief scolds Congress on debt-ceiling showdown

By Neil Irwin, The Washington Post on Aug. 27, 2011, at 6:02 a.m.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speak at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday.

GOP, Obama ‘very close’ to debt deal

By Lori Montgomery and Rosalind S. Helderman, Te Washington Post on July 31, 2011, at 5:05 a.m.
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens at left, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 7.

Time’s up: Obama and GOP scramble to halt shutdown

By Ben Feller, The Associated Press on April 08, 2011, at 5:34 a.m.

Happy days here again: CEO salaries rebound

on April 06, 2011, at 8:39 p.m.
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, second from left, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 5, 2011. From left are, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., Boehner, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif., and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas.

Obama, congressional leaders make no progress on budget

By Paul Kane and Perry Bacon Jr., The Washington Post on April 06, 2011, at 6:50 a.m.
This March 2010 photo shows a man identified as Jared L. Loughner at the 2010 Tucson Festival of Books in Tucson, Ariz. The Arizona Daily Star, a festival sponsor, confirmed from their records that the subject's address matches one under investigation by police after a shooting in Tucson that left U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded and at least five others dead. (Mamta Popat|AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star)

Tucson shooting suspect said to post bizarre online messages

By David A. Fahrenthold and Clarence Williams, The Washington Post on Jan. 09, 2011, at 6:13 a.m.

Report shows FEMA failed to recoup $643 million

By Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post on Jan. 05, 2011, at 7:06 a.m.

Snowe joins Senate leaders on earmark ban

By Laurie Kellman, The Associated Press on Nov. 16, 2010, at 6:43 a.m.
A person looking for work stands on a street corner in Portland, Maine, on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. Unless Congress acts before the end of the month to extend unemployment benefits, thousands of Mainers will lose their unemployment benefits during the next few months, Maine's labor commissioner told lawmakers Monday.  (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

21,000 Mainers could lose jobless benefits

The Associated Press on Nov. 15, 2010, at 6:59 p.m.

Poverty menacing children

By Elinor Goldberg on Oct. 01, 2010, at 8:17 p.m.
Maine’s children are less than a quarter of our population, but all of our future. In the next 10 to 30 years they will be our workers, our taxpayers and our policymakers. If we take care of our …