In the Loop: Congress


Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Congressional fundraising frenzy kicks into high gear

Grazing opportunities galore this week.

By Al Kamen  |  02:02 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, fundraising, Jack Reed, Susan Collins, Thad Cochran, Tom Price, Mark Pryor, Rick nolan, Pat Roberts: Ted Poe, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the loop

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Dodd-Frank reform act: how it happened

A new book, Act of Congress, tells how Congress responded to the Great Crash of 2008.

By Al Kamen  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Act of Congress, Dodd-Frank, Robert Kaiser, Dodd, Frank, financial reform, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Panetta political dynasty taking shape?

Former representative Leon Panetta’s son is talking about running for Congress.

By Al Kamen  |  03:02 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Panetta, Leon Panetta, James Panetta, Sam Farr, Congress, The Carmel Pine Cone, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Rep. Scott DesJarlais: doing the impossible

A detractor says DesJarlais has embarrassed Congress.

By Al Kamen  |  04:14 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  smoking dope, resignation, Tennessee Conservative Union, Lloyd Daugherty, Congress: Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Congress flies to rescue the euro zone

Lawmakers are taking off for a week of talks with finance ministers and bankers in Ireland, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

By Al Kamen  |  02:59 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, congressional travel, Europe, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain, Kent Conrad, Pat Leahy, Thad Cochran, Olympia Snowe, Jeanne Shaheen, Dennis Cardoza, Treasury, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Pentagon and House committee exchange fire

Pentagon effort to reduce reports to the Hill prompts rebuke from House committee chairman.

By Al Kamen  |  05:53 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leon Panetta, Buck McKeon, Bob Gates, Pentagon, Congress, China, China's military, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the loop

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Eric Holder’s contempt vote: He’s hardly the first

Attorney General Eric Holder would be joining a long list of well-known officials from prior administrations who lost committee — or even full House or Senate — contempt votes.

By Al Kamen  |  02:49 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fast and furious, eric holder, eric holder contempt, atf, atf fast furious, attorney eric holder, attorney general, eric holder news, darrell issa, rep issa, eric holder furious, eric holder scandal, eric holder guns, eric holder contempt of congress, atf scandal, Al Kamen, emily heil, in the loop

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 05/22/2012

9/11 Memorial still short of funds

The Shanksville, Pa., memorial to those on Flight 93 whose bravery saved the Capitol on 9/11 is still looking to raise $8 million from private donors.

By Al Kamen  |  01:21 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World Trade Center, memorial, 9/11, Pentagon, Shanksville, Flight 93, funding, fundraiser, Clinton, Bush, Boehner, Newseum, National Park Foundation, National Park Service, contributions, Congress, Capitol, Alamo, Thermopylae, Al Qaeda, Capitol visitors center, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Codels to Asia, anyone?

Two groups of House members are off to Asia during next week’s recess.

By Al Kamen  |  06:24 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, travel, recess, codel, congressional trips, China, India, Korea, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, John Kline, Ma Ying-jeou, Lee Myung-bak, North Korea, DMZ, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Vilsack v. Vilsack: Playing chicken

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and his wife, Christie, now running for Congress in Iowa, may not be on the same side over his department’s proposal to privatize poultry inspections.

By Al Kamen  |  05:13 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, privatize, poultry inspection, Christie Vilsack, Steve King, Iowa, Congress, American Federation of Government Employees, Food & Water Watch, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Bobby Rush: A hoodie in the House? Someday, it might be all good.

Rep. Bobby Rush’s headline-making hoodie might someday be no biggie.

By Emily Heil  |  01:38 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin, U.S. Congress, U.S. House of Representatives