Outgoing Rep. Steve Stockman is trying to leave his mark on Washington residents before he heads back to Texas by using his seat in Congress to intervene in local policy on guns and traffic.
Constituent participation is the key to scheduling meetings on Capitol Hill, according to a new report from the Congressional Management Foundation.
House Republican leaders and incoming Budget Chairman Tom Price of Georgia are floating a plan to fund immigration-related activities separately from an all-encompassing government spending bill and for a shorter length of time.
Updated 5:37 p.m. | President Barack Obama would veto an emerging $450 billion tax cut deal coming together in the Senate because it doesnt do enough for the middle class, according to the White House.
Its 7:49 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 21 the first day of Congress Thanksgiving recess and Dave Brat is 11 minutes early.
If anyone understands what a grungy game politics can be, its Capitol Hill staffers.
Sen. Ted Cruz has an idea for a new Defense secretary that the incoming Senate Armed Services chairman would love.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer says Democrats need to have a realistic agenda for demonstrating the importance of government to middle class voters, citing a rather unlikely subject as detracting from that message: health care.
House Speaker John A. Boehner announced Monday he will reappoint Rep. Trey Gowdy as chairman of the Select Committee on the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya in the 114th Congress.
Bipartisanship is making a comeback! At least, that is what the directors of the Capitol Leaders Negotiation Program believe, after spending 30 hours with Capitol Hill staffers analyzing their views and negotiation strategies.
The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that Philadelphia, New York and Columbus are the three finalists to host its 2016 national convention.
Twenty-one Republican senators up for re-election in 2016 filed into the National Republican Senatorial Committee on the morning of Nov. 19 to meet with party strategists about campaign preparations.
Two congressional trailblazers were among the 19 people to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom Monday, the highest honor awarded to a civilian.
Rep. Paul D. Ryan must have made Brendan Buck a pretty strong case to leave his still-new K Street gig to come back to Capitol Hill.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, members spent the week discussing dirty oil, political ads and dumb-ass liberals.
Mondays seven-month extension of talks about the Iranian nuclear program make it very likely the Senate will vote on strengthening sanctions against Iran in the first part of 2015.
Congress is filled with a bunch of losers, but not exactly in the way youre thinking.
When the Senate returns from Thanksgiving, the first pressing business will be confirming a pair of President Barack Obamas nominees who might not stand a chance in a Republican-led Senate.
President Barack Obama would veto any legislation hatched by Republicans to undo his immigration executive action granting relief to millions, according to a senior administration official.
Four months after the chamber authorized a lawsuit against President Barack Obama and on the third try with an attorney after the first two lawyers bailed the GOP-controlled House has formally filed its case, Speaker John A. Boehner announced Friday.
Former D.C. Mayor and Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry died Sunday at the age of 78.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., likely the next chairman of the Senate committee with oversight over Washington, D.C., said Thursday that he would like to hold a hearing on marijuana legalization.
Appropriators appear to be making good progress on behind-the-scenes negotiations on a big omnibus bill to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year.
Good news for Speaker John A. Boehner: The next Republican Study Committee chairman wants to work with him and he doesnt want any public fights.
Much of the movie Fargo takes place in Minnesota, the home state of the aide in charge of the campaign that propelled Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell to the role of Senate majority leader in the next Congress.
Minnesota Republican Tom Emmer, the staunchly conservative congressman-elect preparing to replace retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann, drew three takeaways from his recent training on House ethics rules.
On the final day of orientation, new members of Congress, their staff and the media packed into a Rayburn committee hearing room Wednesday to find out their fate for office selection.
Think its too early for softball? Think again.
In addition to longer workweeks, it appears the Senate will be in session more frequently in 2015.
Months after Cantorland was turned upside down by their boss stunning primary defeat, two key members of the ex-majority leaders team are returning to the workforce, opening a lobbying firm with another prominent former Hill staffer.
Soldier. Lawmaker. Mother.
A vandal struck the Republican National Committee headquarters on Veterans Day, according to Capitol Police.
Leaving Wednesdays closed briefing on the fight against the Islamic State, the terror group also known as ISIS or ISIL, Sen. John McCain said he doubted the Obama administration really wanted to have a new Authorization for Use of Military Force at all.
Time is running out for Michael P. Boggs, whose nomination by President Barack Obama to the district court bench in Georgia roiled Democrats and raised new questions about the longstanding Senate practice of giving senators a veto over court picks in their home states.
Senate Republicans have a battle for a gavel.
In a triumph for the seniority system and a blow to Nancy Pelosis clout, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. of New Jersey beat Rep. Anna G. Eshoo of California in a hard-fought race for ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee.