Filipino families wait longer than anyone — sometimes more than twenty years — for some types of family reunification visas. With Washington talking about immigration reform, some hope for special considerations for families of Filipino veterans who fought for the U.S. in World War II.
Lawmakers are under pressure to find a way to keep federal aid flowing to highway and transit programs beyond the end of this month after a transportation bill failed Tuesday to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate.The government's power to spend federal Highway Trust Fund money on transportation
Some U.S. senators will be looking to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act this coming year. The law prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages.Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he wants it repealed as it relates to federal benefits."