The standoff over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion to build a border wall with Mexico has resulted in a government shutdown that is running well into 2019. See photos.
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President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funds hurled the federal government closer to a shutdown as the Republican-led House approved a package Thursday with his $5.7 billion request that is almost certain to be rejected by the Senate.
The midterm elections were weeks ago — Nov. 6 — and Thanksgiving has come and gone. So the election results for the U.S. House of Representatives should finally be complete, right? Well, almost.
Former FBI chief James Comey said Thursday he will resist a subpoena to appear before a congressional committee Dec. 3 unless that happens publicly because House Republicans will distort anything he says behind closed doors.
The New York Democrat, who at 29 is the youngest woman to be elected to Congress, says she’s documenting her journey to Capitol Hill to lift some of the mystery of the place and make it, ‘real.’
The new members of the 116th Congress make up the most diverse group of incoming lawmakers ever on Capitol Hill. When Congress convenes in January, at least 35 women will be new members, bringing the total serving in the House and Senate to more than 120 — that’s up from the current 107 in Congress.
Congress is considering a sweeping tally of proposals that could affect travelers, from dictating seat size and legroom to rolling back rules that require airlines to advertise the full price of a ticket.
Virginia Republicans have nominated a polarizing candidate known for taking personal potshots at his opponents and agitating aggressively for the preservation of Confederate monuments — a pick that ultimately could have a ripple effect on which party controls Congress after the November midterm elections.
Lawyers representing nearly 200 Democrats in Congress plan to argue in federal court Thursday that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first seeking congressional approval.
Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and “review” highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe.
The sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is defending his use of a Japanese greeting when responding to a question from a congresswoman of Japanese descent.
Two weeks after an off-duty Prince George’s County police officer was shot and killed while defending his neighbor, the county’s police chief urged members of Congress to close loopholes in the nation’s gun laws.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress that bright prospects for growth and employment will allow the Fed to continue raising its key policy rate at a gradual pace.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.