There are a couple weeks of recess in front of you, with time to tap out some constituent mail and take long lunches, perhaps even a take few days off to spend with family. But not everyone is as happy about their job prospects this holiday season, and lots of transition affects people in different ways. So before you head out, Hill Navigator has a short list of recommended to-do items.
If incoming Chairman Jason Chaffetz made just one thing clear Tuesday, its this: The Oversight and Government Reform Committee is not Darrell Issas anymore in fact, Issa wont even be on the committee next year.
The Senates end-of-session mechanics kicked into high gear Tuesday, with the chamber confirming a slew of President Barack Obamas judicial and executive nominations and clearing a one-year retroactive extension of lapsed tax breaks that will resolve the issue for just weeks.
Would it surprise you if I disclose that one of the most important pieces of advice Ive ever gotten came from Rep. Michele Bachmann?
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced Tuesday he is exploring a bid for president in 2016 with help from a new leadership PAC.
District of Columbia officials and activists are grappling with a new thorn in their sides: an amendment attached to a year-end spending package targeting marijuana legalization in the District.
Sweeping House losses have not only pushed Democrats into a historic minority, theyve depleted the bench of potential Senate recruits for the 2016 elections.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., sent a letter to House Republican leadership Tuesday asking that she be granted a vote on the House floor in the 114th Congress.
In the wake of the cromnibus, a new governing coalition may have emerged in Washington.
Retiring Rep. John D. Dingell, hospitalized last week after a hip fracture, will likely spend the holidays at George Washington University Hospital recuperating, according to a Facebook update from the congressmans wife.
Edward Leong, 61, a staffer in the Office of Legislative Counsel for 36 years, died on Dec. 7 at his home in McLean, Virginia, after a nine-year battle with lung cancer.
With Republicans set to have control of both chambers of Congress, there has been no shortage of talk of leaving the dysfunction of the 113th Congress behind and focusing on areas of compromise in the coming year.
Sen. Tom Coburn faced renewed criticism Monday evening over his blockade of bipartisan measures aimed at preventing veterans from committing suicide, improving energy efficiency and extending terrorism insurance.
Defeating Georgia Rep. John Barrow, the last white House Democrat in the Deep South, may have been one of the House GOPs biggest feats in last months near sweep of the 2014 elections.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, doesnt believe governors have an advantage over senators when it comes to winning the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., defied the National Rifle Association to confirm Vivek Murthy as surgeon general.
One of the new Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee says next years Senate should block President Barack Obamas attorney general nominee.
The Senate avoided a government shutdown Saturday, easily clearing the $1.1 trillion cromnibus funding the government through September.
Hes seen plenty of people including his fair share of celebrities come and go during his decade-plus tenure on Capitol Hill. But House Republican aide James Brandell wouldnt trade his time in Congress for anything.
With holiday jet fumes in the air, Congress spent its final full week of 2014 on The Colbert Report, strategizing for bar fights and telling their favorite Dick Cheney quail hunting stories.
Rep. Jeb Hensarling is mourning his father, Charles Chase Hensarling, who died Sunday at the age of 86.
Rep. Tom Price might not have the same star power as Rep. Paul D. Ryan.
Wall Street is losing the opportunity for a Democratic ally to take the partys top spot on the Banking Committee, but the financial sector seems to be banking on that friend playing an even bigger role in leadership.
The nation may have gotten a little taste of 2016 Republican presidential politics Thursday as Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky squared off with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on foreign policy.
Whisked away to Italy by love 18 years ago, Bridget Thibodeau Sasso returned to Washington with a piece of Italy she has now established on Capitol Hill her Italian market Radici at 303 Seventh St. SE.
Hill staffers gathered on the steps of the Capitol Thursday for a demonstration of solidarity with those rallying over the grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.
The House Ethics Committee delivered some good news to Rep. Tom Petri on his final day of legislative business in Congress: Their review of allegations against the Wisconsin Republican has closed, with no wrongdoing found.
In her first stint in a majority leaders office, Sharon Soderstrom, chief of staff to incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, used to sit quietly in the back of the chamber watching the floor.
While it may be little consolation to conservatives, House Republicans announced their intention Wednesday to vote on an amendment in January, when the new Congress is sworn in that would block the presidents executive action on immigration.
Rep. Tim Ryans ideal world would contain children snacking on salad at the school lunch table, local farmers supplying organic fruit to universities and community gardens replacing even the most dilapidated urban centers.
After crying foul when Democrats used the nuclear option to essentially eliminate the filibuster for most nominations, Senate Republicans are wrestling with whether to change it back.
Montana Sen. Jon Tester sees a world of opportunity when he looks at the 2016 Senate map and a mountain of work to capitalize on it.