The president meets with Republican leaders this week as the Senate works on an energy bill.
The bipartisan effort faces opposition in Washington, but backers plan to step up their efforts.
The Senate is set to take up an energy bill a day later than planned, while the House will stay home for the week.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to slow down until more members learn about the bipartisan legislation.
Lawmakers are negotiating over an issue that could hold the key to compromise—or blow up a delicate bipartisan balance.
Restrictions on coal development highlight the growing fight over keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
Obama’s last State of the Union isn’t a long laundry list of proposals, but there’s a chance for action on criminal justice reform, and maybe more.
A bill to improve public-records access is advancing, but the endgame is murky and some provisions are rankling open-government advocates.
The Bundy family is in the headlines, but the armed occupation has ties to broader—and older—antigovernment movements.
The chamber will push a pair of foreign policy bills as President Obama delivers his State of the Union address and Republicans prepare for their retreat.
Conservative Republicans say prison terms for ranchers highlight need to end harsh mandatory minimums
Politicians are taking pains not to inflame the takeover of a federal wildlife refuge by armed, antigovernment protesters.
Against the backdrop of a presidential election, will the House and Senate get anything done?
Erroneous claims that one of the San Bernardino shooters made public social-media posts about jihad have produced legislation to overhaul the process of screening visas.
A bombshell story on one of the alleged San Bernardino killers spurred action Capitol Hill. It was also incorrect.
The Obama administration contends extending green-energy tax credits overwhelms any pollution increase from allowing crude-oil exports.
The billionaire activist is glossing over the difference between what turns on the lights and what makes cars go.
Environmentalists are worried about the idea of lifting the oil export ban. But they would also get tax provisions they've long sought.
The agreement reached in Paris on Saturday is ambitious, but will it produce a safer planet?
Financial regulators have finally issued draft rules that will force oil companies to disclose payments to foreign governments.