Fed up with the partial government shutdown that’s lasted more than a month, Sen. Mark Warner introduced legislation Tuesday designed to prevent future government shutdowns from ever happening again.
The request was made as the shutdown led to dramatic debate in the Senate, where Democrats tried unsuccessfully to bring about votes on House-passed legislation that would reopen the government. While federal workers generally receive back pay after a shutdown, contractors do not.
A lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of D.C. residents in a new bid to put legal pressure on Congress to give the District of Columbia full voting rights and representation on Capitol Hill.
Your vote in the mid-term elections is less vulnerable to cyber threats than it was during the 2016 presidential election, when Russian meddling took place, but experts say there are still areas of concern.
Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter need to be more aggressive in monitoring and taking down hate speech that can incite violence, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, said Tuesday.
The Virginia lawmaker echoed the criticism of other Democrats, who say President Trump hasn’t done enough to put pressure on the Saudi government to take responsibility for what happened.
The well-traveled Stanley Cup made its way to Capitol Hill, where fans decked out in team apparel lined the halls of the Rayburn Building to get their turn with the championship prize won by the Washington Capitals this summer.
U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, from Maryland, believes the state’s voters can expect their votes to be properly counted. One analyst agrees generally, but says absentee ballots are a big exception.
“We are still (awaiting a visit) from President Trump. He never visited the Virgin Islands,” Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett said, adding that there’s been a lack of media coverage more than a year after two Category 5 hurricanes pounded the tiny tropical islands.
Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria barreled across the Caribbean and devastated Puerto Rico, the island has become the focal point of a stormy political debate involving Congress and the White House over how the Trump Administration responded to the disaster.
FEMA Administrator Brock Long and the Department of Homeland Security rejected a Democratic senator’s claim that nearly $10 million was diverted from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Former D.C. Council member Sharon Ambrose, who helped steer downtown development projects and was a strong supporter of a new baseball stadium for the Washington Nationals, has died.
Fire crews were called to the Hilton Hotel at 1001 16th Street about 5 a.m. after the fire in the laundry room activated the sprinkler system.
The man who caused a drunken-driving accident that killed a Montgomery County police officer and led to new penalties for drunk driving in Maryland has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Residents of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia will pay higher premiums next year under The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. How much higher? That varies.
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.