Tea party conservatives objected to sending money to the White House to address the crisis. GOP leaders said another vote was possible yet today.
Votes are set Thursday in both the GOP-led House and Democratic-controlled Senate on bills addressing the young migrants seeking refuge. But the competing bills have little chance of being reconciled.
Congress leaves some significant business unfinished as it goes on break. But the talk of Washington and beyond is Wednesday's vote by House republicans to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama.
The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who unable to access VA services to see private doctors.
House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."
Republicans in the House are holding a floor vote to allow Speaker Boehner to sue President Obama. They believe he's overstepped his constitutional authority; specifically, the resolution would authorize a federal lawsuit for Obama's handling of the Affordable Care Act.
To learn more about the new legislation aimed at sexual assault on campuses, Audie Cornish speaks with two of the bill's co-sponsors, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced new legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on American college campuses. If passed, the bill would force colleges to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.
Wildfires are ravaging thousands of square miles on the West Coast, though officials say that this wildfire season has been tamer than average. Still, responding to these fires has proven costly, and the Obama administration is reevaluating how it pays for fighting them.
A group of senators has introduced legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on college campuses. It would force schools to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.
Republicans in the House are holding a floor vote to allow Speaker John Boehner to sue President Obama. They believe the president has overstepped his constitutional authority.
Though officials say that this wildfire season has been tamer than average, responding to these fires has been costly. Now, the Obama administration is re-evaluating how it pays for fighting them.
A short-term fix for the nearly empty Highway Trust Fund is a step closer to President Obama's desk. Congress has been talking about the long-term problems with the construction account, but the two chambers have not agreed on a long-term solution.
HiIlary Clinton's book tour is over, and her final decision on a 2016 presidential bid is months away. The tour highlighted Clinton's strengths, weaknesses and possible presidential campaign.
Hillary Clinton's book tour is over, and so is the debate over whether she'll make a 2016 presidential bid. Still, her official decision is months away — time she needs to polish her talking points.
A new SuperPAC aims to reduce the influence of big money in politics — and it's starting by raising millions of dollars, in part from wealthy donors.
Georgia hasn't elected a Democrat to statewide office for over a decade, but Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is the most viable hope the party's had in a long time. While Nunn has a well-known name and a strong fundraising arm, analysts say she'll have to mobilize minority voters to have a chance.
The Library of Congress has released the rather racy love letters that former President Warren G. Harding sent to his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips.
The public corruption trial is now underway for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. In dramatic opening arguments, lawyers described the McDonnells' marriage as a shambles. For more on the trial's start, Ari Shapiro turns to Jeff Schapiro, who is covering it for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is introducing a bill to overhaul the way the National Security Agency collects telephone data under the Patriot Act.