u.s. congress

5 women, immense power: Can they keep US from fiscal brink?

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - It’s the first time the four leaders of the two congressional spending committees are women. Sitting down with The Associated Press for their first joint interview, along with Office of Management and Budget Director…

McCarthy's next big task: Win GOP support for House rules

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - After an epic 15-ballot election to become House speaker, Republican Kevin McCarthy faces his next big test in governing a fractious, slim majority. That could come Monday when lawmakers are set to consider a…