Congress

Senate passes GOP tax bill along party lines
Jubilant Republicans pushed on early Wednesday to the verge of the most sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax laws in more than three decades, a deeply unpopular bill they insist Americans will learn to love when they see their paychecks in the new year.
Obama, Hill leaders meet ahead of federal funding deadline
President Barack Obama and congressional leaders plan to sit down Monday to find a way to avert a government shutdown at month's end, with money all but gone to address the worsening Zika crisis. In advance of the session, the White House gave a harsh assessment of chances for working out a sol…
Lawmakers to go on vacation
Congress is about to leave for a seven-week vacation without giving the Obama administration any of the $1.9 billion it's seeking to battle the Zika virus, and a Senate effort to revive the nuts-and-bolts process of passing agency budgets faces another setback at the hands of Democrats.

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