Congress Finally Leaves Town, but a Packed September Awaits

After Labor Day, the two chambers will have to figure out how to keep the government open.


Long-Term Highway Bill Approved by Senate, Setting Up Negotiations With House

The chambers will try to split their differences by October, when a three-month patch runs out.


With House Defiant, Senate Eyes a 2-Month Highway Bill

Neither chamber wants to pass the other's bill, so a 60-day measure has emerged as a possible fallback.


Reid: Another Shutdown Is Looming

The Democratic leader says spending bills are going to pile up, causing a September crisis. Republicans say Democrats are obstructing important work.


On Foreign Policy, Congress Still Follows the Leader

Despite the Iran review bill, President Obama has been gaining—not losing—power to negotiate and wage war abroad.