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Moran argued that lawmakers, many of them dividing time between residences in their home districts and in the Washington area, need more than $174,000 a year. But the veteran congressman knew the proposal would be controversial.
House Speaker John Boehner says he's sure Congress will look at a law passed by the D.C. Council that decriminalizes possession of less than one ounce of marijuana in the nation's capital.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski has introduced legislation that would require all cellphones sold in the U.S. to have a kill switch that would allow users to delete data from their device remotely if it is lost or stolen.
People concerned about their smartphone intruding on their privacy may have something else about which to worry: the car.
The latest back-and-forth over the Washington Redskins name includes a stern letter from two members of Congress, who call the team name 'an insult' and who are questioning the NFL's tax-exempt status.
Former "American Idol" and "Celebrity Apprentice" runner-up Clay Aiken says he has no motivation to become a career politician despite the announcement that he will run for Congress in his native North Carolina.
Embattled Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., will resign from Congress on Monday, according to POLITICO.
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