A bill that would ban lead from children's toys could help the Consumer Product Safety Commission do its job, said U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Congressional momentum is growing to require meat, produce and nuts sold in the United States to include labels showing where they came from, lawmakers say.
Several U.S. lawmakers are proposing a new federal agency to oversee all food safety in the United States.
U.S. officials have known for years that new food handling regulations were needed and recent E.coli outbreaks may result in changes, The New York Times said.
A new U.S. Agriculture Department rule to allow China to import, process and export back U.S. chicken has experts confused and Congress upset. The deal loosens previous rules against importing chicken from China.
Federal officials are considering banning the use of celebrities such as Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and Olympian Dorothy Hamill in drug ads.
Connecticut's two senators will introduce a bill that would give the White House helicopter contract to Sikorsky Aircraft.
Three Connecticut lawmakers say they will fight the Pentagon's decision to deny the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. a $6.1 billion helicopter contract.
The Democratic National Convention opened Monday in Boston, after thousands of delegates, volunteers, party officials and media descended on the city.
States and the federal government are doing a poor job of making sure employees get paid sick leave, according to a report by the National Partnership for Women