Its been another year of advice giving, observing staffers and commenting on the workplace. The Senate changed hands. Staffers were fired. Campaigns were won (and lost) and fresh faces are beginning to arrive on Capitol Hill in time for a January swearing-in.
Call her the Kevin Bacon of Congress.
The 113th Congress began with an overhaul of the nations immigration laws seeming likely, if not inevitable.
It was neck-and-neck to the bitter end, the dollars flowing freely into harsh television attack ads with a price tag topping $81.6 million, the most expensive Senate race in 2014.
In a town where everyone wants to be heard, a big part of Mattie Dupplers job is to listen.
One senator wants President Barack Obama to invite members of Congress to the White House for a screening of The Interview.
President Barack Obama is accepting an invitation to deliver the 2015 State of the Union on Jan. 20, according to a White House official.
Before leaving for the holidays, lawmakers paid tribute to one another, recalling spawned marriages while thanking their awful staff.
Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., used his 4-day trip to Ebola-stricken Liberia to emphasize it is a safe place to travel and additional investment may be needed to keep it that way.
Incoming Rep. Barry Loudermilk said he was surprised anybody at all was on Capitol Hill on Dec. 19, the last Friday before Christmas.
They say numbers dont lie. But in this case, numbers dont tell the whole truth, either.
District of Columbia Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser announced Friday that outgoing Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells will join her administration as the director of the District Department of the Environment.
District of Columbia Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser and representatives from Washington 2024 made their pitch for D.C. to host the 2024 Summer Olympics Tuesday, but one Capitol Hill neighborhood representative is raising concerns about the bid.
Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., isnt ruling out trying to get his former seat back this cycle. But its unclear how good of a campaign he will run.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is sweeping the decks at the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Office, replacing SAA Drew Willison with former Navy SEAL and Defense Department alumnus Frank J. Larkin for the 114th Congress.
Sen. Michael B. Enzi will be the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee in the next Congress.
The low odds of two friends in the same tight-knit community on Capitol Hill dying on consecutive days were mercilessly defied last week, as a sad 24 hours rocked the tech and telecom lobbying world along with numerous other universes both inside politics and out.
Updated 1:14 p.m. | Republican Martha McSally has officially defeated Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., after a protracted recount in the Tucson-based 2nd District reaffirmed her lead.
The U.S. Government Printing Office has officially become the Government Publishing Office, after President Barack Obama signed the year-end cromnibus spending package late Tuesday night.
New Hampshire is set to play a far more pivotal role in deciding Senate control next cycle than it did in the midterms.
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.
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.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced Tuesday he is exploring a bid for president in 2016 with help from a new leadership PAC.
Would it surprise you if I disclose that one of the most important pieces of advice Ive ever gotten came from Rep. Michele Bachmann?
Sweeping House losses have not only pushed Democrats into a historic minority, theyve depleted the bench of potential Senate recruits for the 2016 elections.
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.
In the wake of the cromnibus, a new governing coalition may have emerged in Washington.
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.
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.
One of the new Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee says next years Senate should block President Barack Obamas attorney general nominee.
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.