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By Luke Johnson
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of 104 House members urged Congress in a letter sent Wednesday to President Barack Obama not to vote on an Iran sanctions bill while an interim agreement between the Iran and the West is in place.
By Laura Rozen
As talks on a comprehensive Iran nuclear deal are set to get underway in Vienna next week, over 100 members of Congress have written President Obama expressing support for robust diplomacy as the best way to resolve concerns about Iran’s nuclear program, and urging against any Congressional action that might interfere in sensitive negotiations.
By Greg Sargent
By Eleanor Clift
The hyper-partisanship that’s earned Congress abysmal approval ratings could be fixed by restoring committee powers, says veteran legislator David Price.
By Molly McGowan / Times-News
U.S. Rep. David Price and staff from both his district and legislative offices visited Alamance County on Thursday, and met with Burlington and county leaders to discuss what Washington could do for this area.
By Geoff Bennett, Washington, D.C. Bureau
WASHINGTON -- Gov. Pat McCrory is defending his choice to wait until November to let voters elect a replacement for former Congressman Mel Watt.
Two of the state’s Democratic congressmen are calling on the governor to reconsider and hold the election earlier.
By Sam Stein
WASHINGTON -- Reflecting the growing concern about the opaqueness of America’s national intelligence apparatus, a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislation that would require President Barack Obama to unveil budget figures for all 16 spy agencies.
By Jim Morrill
Two of North Carolina’s Democratic congressmen have asked Gov. Pat McCrory to reconsider a decision to schedule a November special election to fill the congressional seat of Charlotte Democrat Mel Watt.
Watt resigned this week when he became director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
By Michael Biesecker
RALEIGH, N.C. — Two of North Carolina's Democratic congressmen are calling on Gov. Pat McCrory to reconsider his decision to wait until November to hold a special election to fill the 12th District seat vacated by Mel Watt.
By Charles Babington
WASHINGTON (AP) — People hoping for a government that works better can't decide whether to cheer or lament a bipartisan budget bill that legislative leaders call a breakthrough even as they acknowledge it does little.