Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will miss their first paycheck this Friday if no breakthrough agreement is reached to end the partial government shutdown — and members of Congress say their constituents are worried.
Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation’s sentencing laws.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, pressed on Wednesday to get a floor vote on bipartisan legislation that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, but the effort failed to move forward after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objected to the request.
As word spread Wednesday of suspicious packages addressed to prominent political figures and at least one media outlet, some members of Congress said the unsettling news signals a need to tone down political differences ahead of the midterm elections.
Days after the bruising Kavanaugh confirmation fight ended, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle seemed to be in general agreement that the U.N. ambassador has done a solid job of representing U.S. interests.
Picking up the pieces after a contentious nomination battle, the Senate’s majority leader said Sunday that the chamber won’t be irreparably damaged by the wrenching debate over sexual misconduct that has swirled around new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Colleagues, friends and family are sharing their memories of the John McCain in eulogies scheduled in Arizona, Washington, D.C. and Annapolis, Maryland. Watch and hear what they remembered about the Arizona senator.
Top Capitol Hill negotiators reached a hard-won agreement on a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency through September, aides said Sunday night.
The nonbinding Republican-backed budget measure eases the way for repeal legislation as soon as next month.
President Barack Obama is sounding an optimistic note saying there has been progress in the Senate toward resolving a standoff over the nation\’s debt and the partial government shutdown. But he cautions that if Republicans don\’t cooperate, \”we stand a good chance of defaulting.\”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reported progress Monday toward a deal to avoid a threatened default and end a two-week partial government shutdown as President Barack Obama called congressional leaders to the White House to press for an end to the impasse.
Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that\’s entering its third week.
Republicans and Democrats in Congress lumbered through a day of political maneuvering Saturday while a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer and a partial government shutdown neared the end of its second week.
Despite a lack of action Saturday from the
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