The tension between GOP leadership and House conservatives might have eased somewhat, now that Rep. Mark Meadows has his subcommittee gavel back. But the distrust, even anger, within the conference after last months crackdown on House Freedom Caucus members hasnt quite been relieved.
If using the nuclear option to repeal Obamacare becomes a GOP litmus test, then the Republican senators running for president will have a problem.
Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., was in his home state Monday paying respects to the family of former intern Kevin Sutherland, who was stabbed to death on July 4 in Washington, D.C.
With the Rotunda closing for six weeks this summer, Capitol tour guides will be offering a modified tour of the Capitol, that does not include National Statuary Hall.
Handing over some of the duties currently performed by Capitol Police officers to civilian employees may be one way to better utilize the departments nearly $348 million budget, Senate appropriators have suggested, but the efforts to do so have caused tension with the union including allegations of double-dipping.
In late February, House conservatives were revolting on two different fronts: They didnt want to fund the Department of Homeland Security without language blocking President Barack Obamas executive orders on immigration, and they didnt want to replace the No Child Left Behind education law without provisions giving more autonomy to states.
Rep Joe Heck announced Monday hell run for Senate in Nevada, giving Republicans a top pick in a crucial contest that could determine Senate control.
I was surprised by the near unanimity over the weekend about the impact of the Donald Trump comments about Mexican immigrants. Almost every disinterested political observer agreed Trumps typically over-the-top remarks were certain to hurt GOP prospects in the 2016 presidential election.
President Barack Obamas schedule this week has been largely cleared in hopes that negotiators will reach an Iran deal.
Opponents of the Obama administrations Clean Power Plan are pointing to the recent Supreme Court decision rejecting the EPAs mercury regulation as a prime example of why Congress or the judicial branch should preclude implementation of the agencys climate rules while theyre challenged in court.
The Republican womens recruitment effort is experiencing some growing pains.
A federal court has indicted a Montana woman for allegedly shipping a .22 handgun and ammunition to Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.
This will be the greatest Capitol Quip caption contest ever.
Its a long time before primary season and the list of GOP presidential candidates is still likely to grow before it gets smaller but plenty of House Republicans have already decided who theyre backing.
Former Sen. Scott P. Brown appears to be on his way to fattening his wallet with some supplemental income all thanks to a drug cocktail his son-in-law, Keith Weiser, brought to his attention.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., is teaming with Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and other senior Republicans in pressing for a permanent extension of faster tax write-offs for operators of motor racetracks, including 29 venues used for NASCAR events.
Puerto Ricos slide toward Chapter 9 bankruptcy continues to gain momentum; Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced Tuesday his intention to introduce legislation allowing such a move.
President Barack Obama has issued just four vetoes so far in his presidency, and it appears he won't be taking out the veto pen for a host of contentious fiscal 2016 spending bills, either despite threats he's already lodged on seven of them.
This is fun, Caitlyn and Chloe Robinson told veteran White House reporter George E. Condon Jr., as relayed in Condons pool report on Wednesday, the first day tourists were able to take pictures (and selfies!) during a tour of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine has clarified the process for removing demonstrators from congressional hearings, ahead of a Thursday court hearing for one activist who alleges he was unlawfully arrested.
When Ronald Reagan died, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., proposed replacing Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill with the Republican president.
This is the second in a series of regional looks at the most competitive House and Senate races to watch in 2016. The West Region includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
President Barack Obama may be signing overtime rules into place for nearly 5 million workers, but those beneficiaries arent likely to include Capitol Hill staffers.
The Vatican on Tuesday released Pope Francis schedule for his September visit to the United States, where he will spend five days and address a joint meeting of Congress on Sept. 24.
Mondays big election law news came from the Supreme Courts penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizonas congressional districts.
I feel bad for Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee and Rick Perry. They are presidential retreads at a moment when anything that is more than an hour or two old is passé.
Sen. Mike Lee had said he supported a stand-alone measure to revive Trade Promotion Authority, but when the vote was called, the Republican was still in Utah.
Except for some reporters and cameras on the East Front, the Capitol grounds were fairly quiet Friday morning, standing in stark contrast to the electric crowds across the street.
If you stood outside of the Capitols East Front just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday, you could hear cheers emanating from across the street.