The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill to reform the civil asset forfeiture process, making it harder for law enforcement to confiscate property and easier for owners to recover their confiscated property.

Two Senate bills have been amended to give the FBI its long-sought power to search Americans' e-mails, and possibly their web-browsing history, without a warrant.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its potential involvement in the terrorist attacks, despite threats of economic retaliation from the Saudi government. Though the legislation has bipartisan support, it faces threat of a veto from President Obama.

 

 

Anti-TPP conservatives are working to prevent TPP approval by convincing Congress to cancel the lame-duck session this year.

The U.S. government will soon owe more than the entire economy produces, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro told the Senate Budget Committee recently.

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