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The government is about to declare virtual disarmament against the lawbreakers.

The House Democratic leadership chooses merely to appear to oppose the war, while continuing to fund it.

By voting to set a timetable to withdraw from Iraq, the House and Senate are finally at the table, challenging Bush's war-making.

Progressive Congressman Bob Filner is pursuing an ambitious agenda to secure proper care for wounded warriors.

In just six years, Bush has squandered centuries of American progress. It's time to start repairing the damage.

As the Bush Administration steps up its campaign against Iran, opponents have a dual responsibility: to contest the strategic context for escalation and to bar specific acts of aggression.

As debate unfolds on a non-binding Iraq resolution, the House should consider exacting a promise from President not to invade Iran.

It's time for Congress to stop talking and start moving on
Iraq.

Beyond merely opposing escalation, lawmakers are pushing tough measures to withdraw troops and defund the war.

A Congress that takes the Constitution seriously can force the White
House to do the same.

Blogs

“If it is enacted, this bill will lead to the demise of the Postal Service,” says postal workers union.

July 26, 2013

Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act go well beyond political opposition, from spreading lies to threatening a government shutdown. 

July 25, 2013

A bipartisan coalition wanted to prevent President Obama from going ahead with his plan to provide US military aid to Syrian rebels. But House Republican leaders prevented a real oversight vote.

July 24, 2013

Politicians from President Obama to Republican leaders are introducing legislation aimed at fixing the challenge of balancing family and careers.

July 23, 2013

A bipartisan compromise nearly guarantees that rates will rise above current levels in a matter of years. 

July 22, 2013

And it's time for Congress to recognize that.

July 22, 2013

Nelson Mandela has always recognized the real meaning of July 4.

July 3, 2013

With a 7.6 percent unemployment rate, and much higher youth unemployment, job creation must remain on the agenda.

July 2, 2013

While lawmakers have dropped the ball on passing a student loan fix, there are a few basic ways government can still help student borrowers. 

June 28, 2013

Congressman Peter Welch is building a bipartisan coalition to  block military aid to Syrian rebel groups until authorized by Congress.

June 27, 2013