| Dec. 17, 2014, 2:15 p.m.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., excoriated President Obama’s plan to normalize relations with Cuba and threatened to hold up efforts to confirm an ambassador and fund an embassy.
| Dec. 17, 2014, 12:56 p.m.
Updated 3:10 p.m. | The debate over President Barack Obama’s announced changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba will face a tough test at the Senate Appropriations Committee next year.
| Dec. 17, 2014, 12:19 p.m.
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.
| Dec. 17, 2014, 11:53 a.m.
Rep. John D. Dingell, the retiring dean of the House, jokingly reflects on a lifetime of public service and the current state of congressional affairs in his latest holiday greeting.
| Dec. 17, 2014, 11:25 a.m.
The White House has released a fact sheet on President Barack Obama’s sweeping new deal to open up Cuba, which has sharply split Congress.
| Dec. 17, 2014, 10:50 a.m.
President Barack Obama’s deal with Cuba, which he will announce at noon, drew praise and sharp criticism on Capitol Hill as the details started to leak out.
| Dec. 17, 2014, 9:08 a.m.
“This will be the last vote of this Congress,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced shortly before 9:30 p.m.
| Dec. 17, 2014, 5:01 a.m.
New Hampshire is set to play a far more pivotal role in deciding Senate control next cycle than it did in the midterms.
| Dec. 16, 2014, 10:48 p.m.
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., pledged that a proposal to build a nuclear waste depository at Yucca Mountain would remain dead, even though he is stepping away from the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to join the Finance Committee.
| Dec. 16, 2014, 9:40 p.m.
The final vote on the $41.6 billion tax extenders package was, like the cromnibus last week, a very bipartisan affair.
| Dec. 16, 2014, 8:16 p.m.
The Senate’s longstanding D.C. roommates have gone their separate ways.
| Dec. 16, 2014, 8 p.m.
The first energy bill of the new year could feature a bit of a role reversal.
| Dec. 16, 2014, 5:58 p.m.
If incoming Chairman Jason Chaffetz made just one thing clear Tuesday, it’s this: The Oversight and Government Reform Committee is not Darrell Issa’s anymore — in fact, Issa won’t even be on the committee next year.
| Dec. 16, 2014, 5:55 p.m.
International troublemakers Seth Rogen and James Franco may be ready to run for cover from the mystery hackers who’ve brought Sony to its horribly bruised knees, but the feds see no reason (yet) to deprive moviegoers of a few laughs on Christmas.
| Dec. 16, 2014, 4:25 p.m.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., will once again open up the halls of Congress to the District’s disadvantaged youth on Wednesday, injecting some cheer into the holiday season by hosting her annual Capitol Hill Holiday Party.
| Dec. 16, 2014, 3:26 p.m.
The incoming Senate majority leader is putting approval of the Keystone XL pipeline project first on his 2015 agenda.
| Dec. 16, 2014, 2:47 p.m.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced Tuesday he is exploring a bid for president in 2016 with help from a new leadership PAC.
| Dec. 16, 2014, 1:56 p.m.
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 congressman’s wife.
| Dec. 16, 2014, 12:55 p.m.
Ex-Rep. Heath Shuler is associated with two franchises that have their public relations challenges: Congress and Washington’s NFL franchise. It’s his time as quarterback in D.C. that has earned him further ignominy, though.
| Dec. 16, 2014, 5:01 a.m.
Sweeping House losses have not only pushed Democrats into a historic minority, they’ve depleted the bench of potential Senate recruits for the 2016 elections.