WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., this week voted to restrict abortions in his first crack at high-profile abortion legislation since news outlets revealed he encouraged his future wife's two abortions in the 1990s.
WASHINGTON — More than 30 percent of Tennessee's Medicare suppliers of "durable medical equipment" did not meet licensing requirements and will have their Volunteer State contracts voided, officials announced Wednesday.
WASHINGTON -- Legal opponents of U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann are fighting the congressman's second request to conceal his own court filings from the public.
WASHINGTON — Joined by dozens of fellow lawmakers, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., sent a letter Monday to the Environmental Protection Agency challenging a regulation that could hurt Lodge Manufacturing Co. in South Pittsburg and other American foundries.
WASHINGTON — The House lawmaker who controls the fate of American infrastructure says he's "looking very closely" at a Senate-passed bill that could jump-start the stalled lock at Chickamauga Dam.
WASHINGTON — By his own admission, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann is a stay-at-home guy. Unlike some lawmakers, the Ooltewah Republican refuses late nights on Capitol Hill, steering clear of bourbon and trouble after hours.
WASHINGTON — In his first wide-ranging public discussion since becoming the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker sold his vision of America's role in the world, pushing an active path in Syria and promising tough scrutiny of future entanglements overseas.
WASHINGTON — Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District will be well-represented at tonight's annual congressional baseball game at Nationals Park.
WASHINGTON — Area lawmakers were divided on beginning the U.S. Senate's first attempt at immigration reform since 2007, with Tennessee and Georgia senators voting to kick off debate Tuesday and Alabama senators voting to prevent it.
WASHINGTON — Senators opposed several December initiatives that would have strengthened oversight of the program that reportedly allows the National Security Agency to access America's phone records and computer screens.
WASHINGTON — Tri-state U.S. senators on Thursday reacted with outrage to reports that the National Security Agency confiscates millions of Verizon phone records each day. But through their own votes, those same senators helped the NSA obtain the records.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's nomination of Susan Rice as his new national security adviser Wednesday provoked a new of chorus of Republican outrage over the September attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
WASHINGTON — An Ooltewah Republican's accountability bill is getting traction as the Internal Revenue Service faces fresh opposition to its spending on conferences and retreats.
WASHINGTON — Four of the U.S. senators from Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama reported more than $1 million in personal assets, according to their newly released financial disclosures. One got a delay.
WASHINGTON — For the second time, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann is asking a Nashville judge to seal court records that would reveal his campaign's inner workings.
WASHINGTON — The vice president of Tennessee's medical disciplinary panel said he would have considered a harsher punishment against U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais if the Jasper physician had slept with his patients a year or two ago — not 13.
WASHINGTON — Sex, abortions and civil penalties: Sound like the makings of a negative ad?
WASHINGTON — Tennessee's top medical disciplinary panel fined licensed physician and U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais $500 for sexual relationships he had with two female patients, inspiring critics to say the punishment didn't fit the crime.
WASHINGTON — The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners has fined U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais $500 for sexual relationships he had with two female patients, state records show.
WASHINGTON — Several Tennessee and Georgia lawmakers grilled former Internal Revenue Service officials this week.
WASHINGTON — State Rep. Joe Carr announced Tuesday that veteran political strategist Chip Saltsman is joining his 4th District bid to unseat Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
WASHINGTON — A former top Internal Revenue Service official said Monday that U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan stretched the truth when the former vice presidential candidate mentioned a Chattanooga nonprofit to bolster the idea the IRS favors liberal groups over conservative groups.
WASHINGTON — In virtual lockstep on topics such as guns, God and limited government, Southern Republicans in the Senate differ on how to balance national security interests with First Amendment protections.
WASHINGTON — By Thursday, after a week of fallout from a growing IRS scandal and the Department of Justice's raid on journalists' records, Tennessee's senior senator wasn't the first Republican to link President Barack Obama with President Richard Nixon — he of the enemies list, secret tapes and Watergate.
WASHINGTON — The IRS subjected the Chattanooga Tea Party to "unnecessary" questioning and "significant processing delays" in the group's request for nonprofit status, according to an inspector general's report and documents obtained by the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday passed a water and transportation bill that could resume construction at the unfinished lock at Chickamauga Dam.
WASHINGTON — A bill that could reignite one of Chattanooga's biggest infrastructure projects may pass the Senate as early as this morning. But, as with nearly everything that may clear the upper chamber these days, the latest Chickamauga lock fix faces delay in the House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON — Several Tennessee and Georgia Republicans in Congress will be digging as two House committees investigate the Internal Revenue Service's alleged targeting of right-leaning political groups, including the Ch
WASHINGTON — Speaking on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander boils down the debate as he argues for online sales tax collection.
WASHINGTON — Despite its easy passage in the Senate earlier this week, Sen. Lamar Alexander's top legislative priority is being slow-walked by House Republicans as he heads into re-election season.
WASHINGTON — When Chattanooga Tea Party President Mark West unfurled his newspaper Tuesday morning, he scowled at what he saw: U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., grinning next to President Barack Obama on the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base.
WASHINGTON — Get ready, Amazon hounds and eBay fiends of America: Start Googling "Internet sales tax."
WASHINGTON — Local Republicans in Congress condemned President Barack Obama's renewed commitment to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, freshening their own arguments against transferring detainees and putting Americans in harm's way.
WASHINGTON — Known as an elder statesman among Tennessee politicians, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander easily snatched up all the House members he wanted to support his 2014 re-election campaign.
WASHINGTON — Gov. Bill Haslam thought he'd come to the nation's capital last week to promote Tennessee's private sector.
WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers from Tennessee and Georgia are at odds over the degree of legal protections owed a controversial American citizen — the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.
WASHINGTON — Senators on Tuesday sought to humanize a bill that would let states require sales tax collection on all online purchases.
WASHINGTON — What's due but not collected will soon be taken up if the U.S. Senate has its way.
WASHINGTON — The six Republican senators from Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama cast a total of 54 votes on nine gun-related proposals last week.
WASHINGTON — Most congressional lawmakers from Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama continue to accept letters in the wake of poisonous postal attacks, but all are encouraging emails, calls and faxes instead as a way to ensure safety.
WASHINGTON — House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., once spearheaded a bill to curb abortions in Washington, D.C. U.S. Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., says he votes "to help protect the sanctity of life."
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama hollered "Roll Tide" Monday at the White House, honoring an Alabama national championship football team for the third time in four years. "Since I'll be around for four more football
WASHINGTON —While millions of federal workers are facing furloughs, automatic budget cuts don't appear to be thinning local lawmakers' wallets.
WASHINGTON — Let the debate begin.
WASHINGTON — Southern Republicans in Congress slammed President Barack Obama's proposed TVA overhaul, calling it misguided, vague and unrealistic.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks of North Alabama grabbed his glasses to scan page 51 of President Barack Obama's budget request Wednesday and turned red as he absorbed a seven-sentence proposal that could put TVA in private hands, alter rates for 9 million customers and jeopardize 12,000 employees.
WASHINGTON — President Obama may want to rid the federal government of TVA.
WASHINGTON — Thanks in part to Georgia's two Republican senators, a conservative effort to block debate on gun control measures probably won't survive.
WASHINGTON — It’s basically a no-brainer: $200,000 in campaign contributions for an exploratory congressional bid is a boatload of cash.
State Rep. Joe Carr raced out of the 4th Congressional District 2014 campaign gate Tuesday, announcing his exploratory committee has raised $205,000 in a potential bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.