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.
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.
Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein expects her panels long-delayed report on the CIAs use of torture to be released before Republicans take over the chamber, signaling to reporters theres one sticking point left.
An effort backed by the Obama administration to overhaul the NSAs controversial surveillance activities died in the Senate Tuesday.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has ruffled plenty of feathers lately, reclaimed some goodwill with her caucus Monday, bypassing more established members to name Ben Ray LujŠn the next chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
A Senate bill aimed at approving the Keystone XL pipeline stalled Tuesday, dealing a blow to Sen. Mary L. Landrieus tough re-election bid.
Maybe the lovers of congressional curiosities still havent mined the 2014 election results for all the political and institutional trivia pushed toward the surface.
Rep. Edward Whitfield is facing new allegations he has been using his House seat for family gain and is pushing back against a report that he was using his position to boost his wifes stock portfolio.
With frigid winds whipping around the 288 foot-tall Capitol Dome, Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers said the next phase of the nearly $60 million restoration project has begun.
Welcome to the holiday season! Its full of receptions, cocktail parties and Christmas cards, all things Hill Navigator endorses (in moderation, of course). But how do you go about sending cards to your workplace contacts? Hill Navigator discusses.
The Democrats may have taken a pummeling in this months elections, but K Street still sees value in hiring them.
As House members finalize their senior leadership and committee posts, money is playing a decisive role in who occupies and retains the chambers seats of power.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is hoping Republicans will play ball on confirming a number of President Barack Obamas nominations before they take over the majority in the next Congress, but that list wont include the next attorney general.
In a boost for California Democrats, Reps. Jim Costa and Ami Bera will return to Congress in January, after The Associated Press called both races Wednesday night.
Just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 58 new members of Congress participated in an orientation rite of passage: the class photo.
They havent even been sworn in yet, but these members start off the cycle as underdogs in their quests for re-election in 2016.
Senate Republicans were swept into power vowing to fight the White Houses war on coal, but at least one says they need a broader message than no in 2016.
DAVIDSON CANYON, Ariz. The bike rack at the Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead here is a twisted oxidized metal coil molded to look like a rattlesnake. Its a small bit of whimsy amid a majestic part of the 800-plus-mile Arizona Trail dedicated to the victims of a dark chapter in the Grand Canyon States history.
But as House Democrats fell across the country, Kirkpatrick didnt just win re-election. She expanded her margin from 2012. She proved the naysayers wrong due to one, simple political maxim: To win, a candidate has to be better than his or her opponent. And she was.
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, are two of the highest ranking officials scheduled to share their thoughts Wednesday during Fusions inaugural RiseUp summit.
As rain poured onto the Capitol grounds Monday morning, Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., joined Republican senators and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., to plant a tree on the north side of the Capitol in honor of Emmett Till.
President Barack Obamas administration is dismissing incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnells vow to target the EPAs efforts to cap carbon emissions and what he calls the War on Coal.
Now that weve all had time to fully digest the midterm elections, and Photo Editor Bill Clark had time to get back to a regular diet after a week on the road in Arkansas and Louisiana, lets talk food on the road.
Speaker John A. Boehner cracked the old 6-5 on Monday, a milestone event that did not go unnoticed by colleagues real and imagined.
Mischief makers in the employ of Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn went medieval on one of their own in an ongoing prank war commemorating everyones unrelenting march toward grim death.
At least two lawmakers are disappearing from the CQ Roll Call Obscure Caucus after the 113th Congress wraps at the end of this year and you may not have noticed them at all.
In a bid meant to bolster the campaign of bill sponsor Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is in a runoff election for a Louisiana Senate seat, the House voted 252-161 on Friday to once again approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Mark your calendars: The 114th Congress is planning to convene just a few days late.
House Republicans will operate the 114th Congress under essentially the same rules as the 113th with two exceptions, including one that could have big implications for Rep. Paul D. Ryan.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and a few lawmakers from pot-friendly states have high hopes that the House will not try to stop the District of Columbia from legalizing marijuana for recreational use, but the rest of the chamber isnt ruling out the possibility of intervention.
Remember the Select Committee on Benghazi?
Harry Reids longtime opposition to the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository appears set to have one of the last quacks in the lame duck, and Republicans are crying foul.
Despite the short work week, members still managed to discuss airbags, baseball and Mitch McConnells age while dressed in madras.
Rep. Tim Ryan is expected to share his thought-provoking life hacks with the Zen seekers assembling in Arlington, Va., for the Mindful Leadership Summit.
Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., has a message for anyone who doubts his will or appetite for a second term.