The House Ethics Committee did its due diligence Monday evening.
In his bid for Senate in Florida, the biggest thing standing in Democratic Rep. Alan Graysons way is . . . Alan Grayson.
By the looks of the most recent report from the Office of Congressional Ethics, the first six months of 2015 were some of the busiest since the agency launched six years ago, at the beginning of the 111th Congress. But lawmakers remain lax about policing themselves.
Upending the Washington cartel of career politicians may be the theme of Sen. Ted Cruzs campaign for the White House, but the Texas Republican is not weighing in on a bid to oust John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, from his role as speaker.
Even though Senate support for a medical marijuana bill is building, its not getting the backing it needs to advance.
In a few weeks, the Pentagon will announce the companies picked to develop Americas next bomber jet, sparking a budget war that will last for years and reshape the defense industry, experts say.
Members wrapped up the last week in July with rhetorical questions, pipe smoke and empty toothpaste tubes.
Long before the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by a Minneapolis dentist triggered an international outcry over the illegal hunting, one U.S. Congressman confidently bragged about killing and eating his own conquests.
Former Indiana Rep. Baron P. Hills road to the Senate wont be any easy one, but Democrats think they have a roadmap to get him there.
Life on Capitol Hill was good for a few fleeting moments Thursday, as members and staff wandered from wet-nosed critter to furry-faced charmer in pursuit of the perfect cuddle.
Depending on how things shake out, Missouri voters could face a bizarro world next fall: A former Democrat running as the Republican nominee for governor against a Democrat who used to be a Republican.
The Senate approved a resolution Thursday declaring July 30, 2015, National Whistleblower Appreciation Day, though senators own staffers are not afforded the same protections as other federal workers.
The Senate passed its long-term highway bill shortly after noon Thursday, and then agreed to a House-passed three-month extension before completing work for the day.
As the House headed for August recess, a group of 64 lawmakers is uniting against reducing the role of Alexander Hamilton on the 10-dollar bill.
TAKOMA PARK, Md. Thousands of house parties gathered throughout the country Wednesday night to collectively #feelthebern.
Strong words today from the White House over those Planned Parenthood videos showing officials with the nations leading abortion provider discussing the sale of aborted body parts. But not for Planned Parenthood.
As Congress considers an overhaul of toxic chemical regulations, a new analysis has brought the issue close to home perhaps a little too close for comfort.
President Barack Obama has been working late to ensure he gets to votes on the Iran deal.
It might be easy to scoff at Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania for talking about his re-election bid on the same day he faced a 29-count indictment on corruption charges, but the most recent members of the House to be indicted held their own at the ballot box, at least initially. The last two members of the House to be indicted won their next election.
House Democrats introduced three bills to protect interns from sexual harassment and discrimination Tuesday, notably extending protections to the scores of interns in congressional offices.
While two candidates from the D.C. suburbs are running for the Democratic nomination for Marylands open U.S. Senate seat, no candidate has emerged from Baltimore.
But if youll eat it, you never have to prove your courage in any other way.
The Federal Communications Commission was in damage control mode on Wednesday, trying to ratchet back comments made by the agency's chairman, Tom Wheeler, in testimony to a House Energy and Commerce panel earlier this week.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce a key White House ally on reviving the Export-Import Bank plans a blitz to rebuild momentum with state and local chambers as members head home for the August recess.
Seeking to avoid a contentious primary, some national Democrats have been working behind the scenes to force Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider out of a competitive open-seat House contest in Californias 24th District.
It is often noted there are two kinds of members in Congress: the showhorses and the workhorses. Thats probably an oversimplification, since most members consider themselves workhorses, but with a flair for show. Politics, after all, is a lot like show business, with public attention and appreciation focused on those actors who are able to entertain and project their roles in a convincing and effective manner. On Broadway, the payoff is in audience acclaim and good reviews. In Congress, it is in media attention and re-election.
Called before Congress for an oversight hearing after a tumultuous few weeks of reports of loaded service weapons left in problematic places around the Capitol and an ongoing hunt for employees who may have leaked internal information, Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine promised the acts would be dealt with firmly and effectively.