WASHINGTON, D.C.â€”Senator Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday announced she is promoting Taylor Thompson of Anchorage (West High School) to the position of Press Secretary in her Capitol Hill office. Thompson will fill the vacancy created by her predecessor Matthew Shuckerow (Dimond High School) departing to serve as Congressman Don Youngâ€™s Press Secretary.
Stating that the new abortion restrictions passed by the Texas legislature violated the rights of abortion doctors to do what they think is best for their patients, and restricts women's access to clinics, District Court Judge Lee Yeakel determined that the new law that was to take effect on Tuesday were unconstitutional.
Uncertainty and fear over President Obama's health care law may be contributing to the Washington deadlock, says a University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher who specializes in political psychology.
With no end to the U.S. fiscal crisis in sight, a new poll indicates only 5 percent of Americans approve of the way Congress is doing its job.
As the U.S. government budget crisis enters a second week, there are concerns that the rivalry between Democrats and Republicans in Congress may bring the United States to default, which would cause domestic and global economic woes. The world is observing developments in the U.S. capital with bewilderment, as well as concern.
CAPITOL HILL â€” There are no outward signs of progress in the U.S. budget battle, despite new calls from the White House for the congressional Republicans to pass a government funding bill without attaching any strings.
In the midst of the current government shutdown, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich took to the Senate floor to detail the unnecessary and unfortunate effect the shutdown is having on Alaskans.
CAPITOL HIILL â€” The U.S. Senate is meeting Monday afternoon, and will likely reject a spending bill passed early Sunday by the House of Representatives that ties funding the government to delaying President Obama's signature health care law.
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants to close a host of offshore tax loopholes to make the federal tax code fairer for small businesses and families and raise as much as $200 billion as the foundation for a balanced deficit-reduction package.