As one of the top travelers in Congress, Colorado Democrat Diana DeGette likes to give this advice to incoming House freshmen: Pick one or two countries and really get deeply involved in the politics and culture.
Sen. John McCains reaction to protesters who disrupted a hearing, calling one low-life scum, garnered media attention Thursday, but the incident also has sparked calls for an investigation into the Capitol Polices response to the rowdy CodePink protesters.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal isnt convinced the National Football League is doing everything possible to address domestic violence.
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent House Republicans a legislative memo Thursday, laying out a February agenda of repealing Obamacare, taking on unfunded mandates, and permanently providing a tax deduction for charitable giving.
A veto showdown moved closer on Thursday after the Senate passed legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and yank the decision out of President Barack Obamas hands.
The No. 2 Senate Republican said Thursday Loretta Lynch will likely be confirmed as attorney general, although he hasnt yet made up his mind about how he will vote.
Tim Scott lauded the possibility of fellow South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham vying for the Republican presidential nomination but stopped short of an endorsement.
The 2016 cycle could feature the fewest open Senate seats in at least a decade.
Yet another measurement of the current congressional polarization, and yet another reminder that nothing happens on the Hill without suspicion of political motive, arrived Wednesday on the op-ed page of the Akron Beacon Journal.
President Barack Obamas budget will increase spending on domestic and defense programs, he plans to tell House Democrats at their retreat in Philadelphia Thursday.
A group of Republican senators hopes to return attention to accountability issues at the Veterans Affairs Department that have disappeared from the headlines.
Former Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., visited Capitol Hill this week to meet with party leaders about a potential rematch in 2016, according to a House Democratic official.
Heritage Action for America, a conservative advocacy group, is calling on Congress to reject two District of Columbia Council bills, which, the group argues, infringe upon religious liberty. It is the first time the group has weighed in on a District initiative.
When your greatest legislative achievement is passing one of the most contentious provisions in the 113th Congress a Dodd-Frank rollback that lobbyists literally helped write taking credit for the legislation is a delicate art.
Robert Menendez has gone from administration goat to hero in a week.
Republican leaders may have found the eventual off-ramp in their showdown with the White House over immigration.
In light of the recent event at the White House, let's review Capitol Hill rules: No flying drones allowed.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser headed to Capitol Hill Tuesday to discuss local issues with lawmakers, including Speaker John A. Boehner.
Never one for false modesty, Sen. Charles E. Grassley thinks hes pretty good at using Twitter.
New parking rules adopted Tuesday dictate that only members of Congress will be allowed to park in the Cannon House Office Building parking garage.
Somewhere, Grover Norquist is happily tweeting over his latest victory.
You cant be subtle in this town.
Kicking off his second tour as Senate Appropriations chairman, Thad Cochran says one of his top priorities is to ensure spending bills are open to amendments on the floor. Ever the institutionalist, the seven-term Mississippi Republican puts a premium on so-called regular order: moving each of the 12 annual spending bills through committee and on the floor, with unlimited debate and input from all senators before the Oct. 1 start of the fiscal year. But restoring more orderly consideration of appropriations bills will be a tall order after years of Senate dysfunction, particularly given tight fiscal 2016 spending caps.
Well, that honeymoon is over. After months of public deference toward one another, the top Republican and the ranking Democrat on the House Benghazi committee put on the gloves Tuesday.
The first voting is almost a full year away, and already the presidential campaign is upsetting the regular rhythms of Congress.
Capitol Police arrested three sign-carrying, slogan-shouting demonstrators who disrupted a Tuesday morning Senate Finance Committee hearing on the presidents trade policy agenda.
Sheila Canavan and Michael Chandler, the documentarians who filmed former Rep. Barney Frank throughout the Massachusetts Democrats final year in Congress, have launched an online fundraising effort to help spread their still-in-need-of-fine-tuning project nationwide.
A prominent Nevada lobbyist convicted of making illegal contributions to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reids 2010 re-election campaign is preparing to ask the Supreme Court to revisit campaign finance limits, following a Monday federal appeals court decision.
The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is disputing findings of a CIA Accountability Board review that determined no one should be punished for accessing Senate computer files.
Newly minted Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and veteran Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., will effectively be campaigning for the biggest laughs on Feb. 4, when they face off at the Washington Press Club Foundations 71st Annual Congressional Dinner.
At a private gathering of conservative political donors last year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell applauded the state of American elections today, which he described as more deregulated than at any point in recent memory.
If youre looking to pick a fight with the National Association of Realtors, the group just may have coded a message into its recent lobbying disclosures: Watch out.
Even for Congress most ardent supporters of paid maternity and paternity leave, there is wide variance in their own office policies.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is out of the hospital after successful eye surgery and already trolling Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.