Rep. Joaquin Castro knows a little about real estate, in part because his twin, Julian, is secretary of Housing and Urban Development. So after winning a safely Democratic seat three years ago, he decided buying a condo on the Hill was a smart investment.
Freshman California Republican Steve Knight promises hell do much better raising campaign money in the second quarter than he did in the first.
Trade proponents could exhale a small sigh of relief Thursday as a trade bill, supported primarily by President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans, cleared another procedural hurdle.
Florida mailman Douglas Hughes got a heros welcome when he returned to Washington Thursday to face six charges related to his April 15 landing on the West Front of the Capitol.
President Barack Obamas bucket list for his remaining time in office has at least one sunny destination on it: Havana, Cuba.
As part of their biannual weapons qualification, Capitol Police will receive new weapons safety training to reinforce proper handling, i.e., what to do with your gun when you go to the potty, Chief Kim C. Dine told lawmakers.
For one Hill staffer, Wednesdays ceremony to honor the American Fighter Aces with the Congressional Gold Medal had special significance.
The lawmakers who play in the Congressional Womens Softball Game have three new recruits to brag about this year, ahead of next months charity game against the press.
About a month ago, Sen. Ted Cruzs chief of staff made a request of some House-side colleagues: Would their bosses be willing to say nice things about the Texas Republicans 2016 presidential bid? Or, even better, would they be willing to endorse him?
Sen. Rand Paul continued to speak until almost midnight and his campaign operation continued to solicit fundraising dollars on the most eventful day of waiting the Senates seen in a while.
A big argument against raising the gasoline tax to provide more money for transportation projects is that the gas tax, by its nature, affects low- and middle-income people more than it does the wealthy.
Rep. Karen Bass took to the House floor Wednesday for a one-minute speech, standing next to a picture of a smiling young woman. That same young woman sat in the gallery above as Bass told her story.
Back in 2007, the America COMPETES Act landmark legislation aimed at boosting U.S. competitiveness through federal investments in scientific research and development was a bipartisan labor of love.
GOP Rep. Marlin Stutzman, who is vacating his House seat to run in Indianas open Senate contest, has hired an experienced senior campaign team to help his bid, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.
Interning is considered one of the best ways to start out in D.C. especially on Capitol Hill, where internships can often lead to paid work. But what if you are working at a think tank, albeit one with strong political and congressional ties? Hill Navigator discusses.
Rep. Joe Heck has told some Nevada Republicans he is close to deciding to run for Senate, a source told CQ Roll Call Tuesday, and the conversations have prompted speculation among Nevada Republicans that an announcement could come sooner rather than later.
Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle called for action from the White House after the Islamic State terror groups victory in Ramadi, the capital of Iraqs Al Anbar province.
House Democrats had two difficult votes to take on Tuesday, and for the most part, they held their collective noses and voted yes with Republicans.
Some things belong to each other. Chocolate and peanut butter, as the good people at Reeses point out. A sad guitar and a hardshell case, as Bright Eyes notes. And, as HOH asserts, a monthly discussion with House conservatives and Chick-fil-A.
There were a few constants during the 2014 cycle: death, taxes, my three young kids waking up before 7 a.m. and a daily Democratic email attacking North Carolina Speaker Thom Tillis. But in the end, even in the face of hundreds of blistering emails, the Republican challenger knocked off Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in one of the most competitive Senate races in the country.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has been a familiar sight the past few years, standing on the Senate floor beside a Time To Wake Up placard and talking to a nearly empty chamber.
Kevin Ring helped write a bill in the 1990s that toughened penalties for methamphetamine charges. Now, recently out of prison, the former Team Abramoff lobbyist says he wants Congress to overhaul the nations justice system and to undo mandatory minimum requirements altogether.
House Democrats have some tough decisions to make before Congress breaks for a week-long Memorial Day recess.
Almost every congressional campaign season opens with the potential for some political firsts. And, with just a few words uttered on the West Coast last week, this cycle has already made a bit of history and will have a shot at making even more.
Where should the corruption case against Sen. Robert Menendez be tried?