Capitol Hill

President Obama Marks Equal Pay Day
President Obama says equal pay for equal work should be a fundamental principle of the American economy.
Marking Equal Pay Day, Obama said an ongoing wage gap in the U.S. must be closed. He noted that the gap is even wider for women of color...
Sen. Warren Pushes Changes In Student Loan Program
Senate Democrats are pushing legislation to let borrowers refinance their student loans at lower interest rates.  Leading the charge is Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren.
In a Capitol news conference, Senator Warren called the student loan situation an emergency...
Obama Pushes Minimum Wage Increase
President Barack Obama says Congress should follow the lead of New England states that have raised the minimum wage above the federal rate.
 
    Obama says he pulled together what he called ``the justice league of governors'' at Central Connecticut State University becau…
NSA Chief Tells Congress Surveillance Programs Work
The head of the National Security Agency is telling Congress that the government's sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots around the world.
 Army Gen. Keith Alexander tells the House Intelligence Committee that the two programs that were recently disclosed are cr…