- Questions and answers about the expiring Export-Import Bank Updated: Jun-30-15 11:58 am
WASHINGTON - The Export-Import Bank expires Tuesday at midnight for the first time since the small federal agency was created during the Depression to help U.S. businesses export their products. Congress failed to renew the bank's charter because of opposition from Republicans who say it amounts to corporate welfare. However, the shutdown may end up being only temporary.
- Feds call for end of long-term detention of migrant families Updated: Jun-24-15 4:30 pm
HOUSTON - Federal officials plan to end the long-term detention of hundreds of migrant families who are being held mainly at two large facilities in Texas after illegally entering the country, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday.
- Pelosi to oppose trade measures, for now Updated: Jun-12-15 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON - In a public rebuke to President Barack Obama, top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Friday swung against legislation aimed at making it easier for the president and his successor to negotiate free trade deals.