The Texas Attorney General's office has access to unreleased undercover Planned Parenthood videos and the Health and Human Services Committee in the state senate is asking questions about the popular abortion provider's operations.
On July 19th, the American Friends Service Committee held a symbolic morning commemoration on Montrose Beach in Chicago to remember the children killed by the Israeli military in the summer of 2014. AFSC’s morning remembrance on Montrose Beach consisted of placing black pinwheels in the sand. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee today, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey put some daylight between himself and the Commander in Chief on the question of our options with Iran. President Obama, of course, serves up the choice as between the Iran deal (ineffective) or war (not gonna do it). Show More Summary
In a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee Wednesday, John Kerry and administration officials defended the Iran nuclear agreement for the second straight day. "They will not get a weapon," he said, as Mike Rounds, a Republican...Show More Summary
The Texas Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee, like politicians in several other states, is taking advantage of the heavily edited videos by the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress which purport to show Planned Parenthood illegally selling fetal tissue. Show More Summary
Phil Gramm, one of the chief architects of a sweeping deregulation of financial rules in the late 1990s, will testify before the House Financial Services Committee on the impact of Dodd-Frank.
Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee took their first step toward stripping the New York Federal Reserve bank of a key designation that could have an impact on how US monetary policy is set in the future. Right now the...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Senior lawmakers and staff from the House and Senate armed services committees are hammering away on the National Defense Authorization Act, the annual bill that keeps the military up and running. But there are fewer chairs at the negotiating table this time. Show More Summary
Secretary of State John Kerry went to Capitol Hill today to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the deal to restrain Iran’s nuclear program. As expected he absorbed a lot of insults and invective from Republicans who are critical of the deal. Along with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Secretary of the […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nomination of Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The panel approved President Barack Obama's pick by voice vote on Thursday. Show More Summary
Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) Republican infighting flared up at a recent meeting of House Financial Services Committee Republicans. Republicans are still struggling with loyalty and discipline in the wake of unusual levels of opposition...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen testifies before the House Financial Services Committee July 15, 2015 in Washington, DC. Yellen told the committee that the Fed is still set to raise short-term interest rates this year due to an improving domestic economy and despite a [...]
While everyone from Bill Gross to Howard Marks seems to be worried about bond market liquidity, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is not. Alongside Yellen's testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, The Federal Reserve released the central bank's semiannual Monetary Policy Report. Show More Summary
Forget the Taylor Rule, maybe the Fed will start following the Yellen Rule. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to deliver her semiannual monetary report before the House Financial Services Committee. And...Show More Summary
The leader of the House Financial Services Committee, Jeb Hensarling (R., Texas) criticized Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen on Wednesday, accusing the central bank of willfully ignoring a lawful subpoena from the committee. “This is inexcusable and unsupported by legal precedent,” Mr Hensarling said. “It cannot be allowed to stand.”
On Wednesday morning, Fed Chair Janet Yellen will give her biannual update on monetary policy to the Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives, which used to be referred to as the "Humphrey-Hawkins Testimony." Her prepared remarks hit the Fed website early Wednesday morning. Show More Summary
Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is set to speak on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning. And this is expected to be a tense appearance in front of the House Financial Services Committee. In a note to clients ahead of the appearance, Greg Valliere at Potomac Research said that "sparks will fly" during Yellen's testimony. Show More Summary
President Obama’s nominee for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joe Dunford, startled members of the Senate Armed Services Committee last week when he called Russia the gravest potential “existential threat to the United...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 09: General Joseph Dunford Jr. prepares to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During testimony, Dunford identified Russia as the biggest threat facing the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The [...]
The US military is only seeking to deny Islamic State forces sanctuary, not destroy them, Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. told the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Department of Defense News reported.