Democratic strategists say they hope any momentum Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney gained can be blunted during the vice presidential debate.
Democrat after Democrat spoke Friday in a near-empty U.S. House chamber, criticizing Republican leaders for going into recess while major bills languish.
U.S. House Democratic leaders called on Speaker John Boehner Thursday to cancel the House recess until economic, budgetary and job-related issues are addressed.
The U.S. House voted Wednesday in favor of a bill Republicans said would force President Barack Obama to "show us your hand" on mandated budget cuts.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic congressional leaders discussed their legislative agenda and jobs Wednesday, a White House official said.
Five Democrats joined U.S. House Republicans Wednesday in voting again to repeal the 2010 healthcare reform law that has come to be known as Obamacare.
The House will vote on taking money from the U.S. healthcare-overhaul law to keep student-loan interest rates from doubling, House Speaker John Boehner said.
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Sunday the budget he authored, which has been passed by the House, would promote oil exploration in the United States.
A $3.7 trillion budget proposal released by the top Democrat on the U.S. House Budget committee is designed to preserve Medicare, Democrats said.
Top members of the U.S. House Budget Committee predicted slow going in the coming debate over President Obama's budget proposal Sunday.