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.
Federal workers are flooding congressional offices with concerned calls about how they’ll pay their bills, and lawmakers who represent them in the D.C. area vowed Wednesday to do all they can to help end the partial government shutdown.
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.
Part of the federal government will shut down Friday at midnight unless an agreement on a new spending plan is reached. The shutdown could affect more than 800,000 federal workers, including at least 420,000 who would be working without pay.
President Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen, along with others convicted in connection with the special counsel’s Russia investigation, could be called to testify before Congress.
Opponents of a new congressional effort that would pave the way for a new Redskins stadium in D.C. are ready to mount a defensive stand against putting the new facility at the site of RFK Stadium.
The House and Senate have passed a two-week stopgap measure to avoid a partial government shutdown and pushing back the latest spending deadline to Dec. 21.
Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects to the late President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, which opens to the public on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Here’s what you need to know.
While lawmakers don’t agree on much, members of both parties are concerned a standoff over border wall funding could lead to a partial government shutdown when a spending deadline hits on Dec. 7.
U.S. Senators have written a sharply worded letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis, saying they are “deeply disturbed by the overt politicization of the military” and the continued deployment of troops in response to the migrant caravan.
Rep. Marcia Fudge, who was once considering a bid, announced Tuesday evening she will instead support Pelosi as speaker. No other lawmaker appears willing to challenge Pelosi, but it’s possible that 16 “no” votes on the House floor could deny her the seat.
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.
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.
Congress returns Tuesday to begin a busy lame duck session in which lawmakers will tackle issues including the future of the special counsel’s Russia probe, funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall and whether a government shutdown can be avoided next month.
They joined other senators in asking Director Christopher Wray about any involvement the president had in developing a new plan to keep the headquarters where it is on Pennsylvania Avenue — not far from Trump International Hotel.
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.