The Senate on Friday voted 68-31 to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September. House Republicans, however, pushed the department toward the brink of a midnight Friday shutdown before passing a one-week extension. That stopgap measure passed after Speaker John Boehner failed to get enough votes for a three-week extension. In a victory on Thursday for millions of Americans who want to keep the Internet open and assessable to all, the Federal Communications Commission voted to regulate broadband providers as public utilities. Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded the FCC action. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama voted a bill that would have cleared the way for construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. Sanders said the veto sent an important message that the United States is determined to deal with climate change.
NEWS WATCH | 02.28