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How they voted in D.C. 7/26

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some higher income families would be eligible to receive a child tax credit on their federal returns under a bill approved in the House last week.

No spill after Seattle oil train derailment

A train carrying nearly 100 cars of crude oil went off the track under the Magnolia Bridge in Seattle early Thursday. Nobody was hurt, no oil leaked and there was no threat to the public when five of the train’s 102 cars went off the track about 2 a.m., said BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas.

Obama says he’ll act without Congress to ‘fix’ immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama said Monday he’s convinced that House Republicans will not take action to reform the U.S. immigration system this year and that he plans to use his executive authority to “fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.”

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Bill to overhaul mental health care draws praise and criticism

PHILADELPHIA — A Pittsburgh congressman who is also a clinical psychologist is pushing an ambitious overhaul of the country’s mental health care that is winning praise for its breadth — but also criticism from patient advocates who fear it would erode the rights of the mentally ill.