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The White House claims President Barack Obama’s new jobs legislation can spur economic growth in the region, but Republican lawmakers are dubious.

You can’t see the particles emitted from power plants, but they’re thick in Georgia’s and Tennessee’s air, a new report asserts.

Republicans in the U.S. House took a step this week to pivot the nation away from renewable energy programs.

Recently released jobs numbers show thousands of workers in Tennessee and Georgia may have to hang up their tool belts unless Congress can find more money for road construction.

In Washington there’s bipartisan agreement on at least one thing: The economy is still in trouble.

The region’s U.S. senators will have to put their July 4th barbecues on hold. As the Obama administration ramps up efforts toward a deal to raise the nation’s current borrowing limit, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Thursday canceled a long-planned recess for next week.

WASHINGTON — Education policy is the latest issue facing Congress to spark a states’ rights debate.

GOP leaders say the time is ripe to tackle the rising costs of Medicare, but with their reform attempt also comes the political risks associated with touching a third rail in politics.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the United States facing its own budget woes, the region’s lawmakers are dubious about committing to economically assist Egypt until its next leader is announced.

In the first of a series of proposals to boost domestic energy production, U.S. House Republicans passed legislation requiring the Obama administration to approve more offshore oil leases in the next year.

If the region’s Republican lawmakers get their way, major changes are in store for the nation’s historical safety nets for elderly and low-income citizens.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday laid out a plan to cut $4 trillion from the federal deficit over the next 12 years, but the region’s freshman Republican lawmakers say the proposal won’t get their support.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senators from Georgia and Tennessee are split over colleagues’ calls for the United States to impose a no-fly zone over Libya to prevent Col. Moammar Gadhafi from bombing his own people.

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders in the U.S. House thought they had scheduled on the agenda a noncontroversial bill to reauthorize the USA Patriot Act. They were wrong.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Voting strictly on party lines, Republicans in the U.S. Senate failed by a vote of 51-47 to overturn the nation's new health care law, passed by Democrat's last year.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The federal government currently takes in a lot less revenue than it spends, and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker has a plan to flip that equation on its head.

The federal government currently takes in a lot less revenue than it actually spends, and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., has a plan to flip that equation on its head.

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