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Congress Ushering in New Members, With Old Divide

Updated: 01/03/2013 - Congress ushers in new and old today, with dozens of eager freshmen determined to change Washington and the harsh reality of another stretch of bitterly divided government.

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Bentley: I Would Have Voted No on Fiscal Deal

Posted: 01/02/2013 - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said today that he opposed a bill approved by Congress to avert the fiscal cliff, saying the legislation failed to address the nation's deepening debt.

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Rep. Martha Roby Statement on Tax Deal Vote

Updated: 01/02/2013 - U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) released the following statement after voting against a last-minute tax deal crafted by the Senate and Vice President Joe Biden:

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Senate Clears Fiscal Cliff Measure

Updated: 01/01/2013 - The Senate has passed legislation to block the impact of across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts that make up the fiscal cliff.

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President OKs Pay Raise for Congress

Posted: 12/31/2012 - President Obama signed an executive order last week giving Congress a bump in salary, ending a years-long pay freeze for the legislative body.

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`Fiscal Cliff' Disputes Remain as Deadline Nears

Updated: 12/31/2012 - Taxes on the wealthy and Republican demands for budget cuts to pay for Democratic spending proposals were separating the two parties as the deadline for avoiding the "fiscal cliff" has drawn to within hours.

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Ala. Democrats Interviewing for Federal Positions

Posted: 12/28/2012 - The Alabama Democratic Executive Committee will conduct interviews in Montgomery for persons interested in being recommended for appointment to a position in the Obama administration's second term.

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DC Police Investigating 'Meet the Press' Incident

Updated: 12/27/2012 - District of Columbia police say they are investigating an incident in which NBC News reporter David Gregory displayed what he described as a high-capacity ammunition magazine on "Meet the Press."

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Lawmakers Skeptical of Fiscal Cliff Deal in Final Days

Posted: 12/24/2012 - With anxiety rising as the country lurches towards a "fiscal cliff," lawmakers are increasingly skeptical about a possible deal and some predict the best possibility would be a small-scale patch because time is running out before the yearend deadline.

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Gun Control Debate Continues

Posted: 12/24/2012 - Many lawmakers say they're willing to pursue some changes to the nation's gun laws, but adamant opposition from the National Rifle Association has made clear than any such effort will have difficulties.

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Ala. House Speaker Announces School Security & Safety Hearing

Updated: 12/20/2012 - Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R – Auburn) on Thursday announced a joint hearing of the House and Senate Education policy committees has been scheduled that will focus on the topic of “School Security and Student and Teacher Safety.“

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Republicans, Democrats Call for Gun Control Debate

Updated: 12/18/2012 - Even as most Republicans played it safe and initially said little about the politically treacherous issue of gun control, a senior GOP senator has called for a study of both gun violence and mental health issues.

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Ala. Stands to Lose Jobs, Money in Fiscal Failure

Posted: 12/17/2012 - Alabama officials say the state stands to lose thousands of jobs and millions in revenue for schools if the president and Congress don't reach an agreement before the country goes over the "fiscal cliff."

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