House approves bill renewing FISA spy program after GOP upheaval threatened passage

[ad_1] Washington — The House on Friday passed a bill to reauthorize a crucial national security surveillance program, two days after a conservative revolt prevented similar legislation from reaching the floor.  The bill reforms and extends a portion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act known as Section 702 for a shortened period of two years, … Read more

Congress returns from 2-week break with Ukraine aid still stalled

[ad_1] Congress returns from 2-week break with Ukraine aid still stalled – CBS News Watch CBS News Lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill on Monday after a two-week-long break with several priorities left to address, including aid to Ukraine. CBS News congressional correspondent Nikole Killion unpacks the number of issues Congress hopes to tackle. Be the … Read more

House sends $1.2 trillion funding bill to Senate hours before deadline

[ad_1] House sends $1.2 trillion funding bill to Senate hours before deadline – CBS News Watch CBS News The $1.2 trillion government funding bill has made its way to the Senate after the House passed it Friday morning. The upper chamber has until midnight Friday to send the bill to the president’s desk to avert … Read more

U.S. giving Ukraine $300 million in weapons even as Pentagon lacks funds to replenish stockpile

[ad_1] Washington — The Pentagon will rush about $300 million in weapons to Ukraine after finding some cost savings in its contracts, even though the military remains deeply overdrawn and needs at least $10 billion to replenish all the weapons it has pulled from its stocks to help Kyiv in its desperate fight against Russia, … Read more

Partial government shutdown deadline less than a week away

[ad_1] Partial government shutdown deadline less than a week away – CBS News Watch CBS News President Biden will meet with congressional leaders Tuesday as another partial shutdown looms if no deal to fund the government takes shape. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane reports from Capitol Hill. Be the first to know Get browser … Read more