| May 20, 2013, 3:59 p.m.
The decline in driving by Americans may already be hastening the demise of the Highway Trust Fund.
| May 20, 2013, 3:55 p.m.
It’s time again for Take Five, HOH’s opportunity to get to know a member of Congress better through five fun questions. This week, Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., discusses Senate hazing rituals, pizza and memories of Tom Petty.
| May 20, 2013, 3:49 p.m.
Speaker John A. Boehner wants President Barack Obama to help Ohioans adopt Russian children.
| May 20, 2013, 3:45 p.m.
In the wake of revelations that IRS officials unduly targeted right-leaning groups, a number of tea party supporters plan to publicly shame the tax man by amassing outside the agency’s headquarters on Tuesday for a lightning-fast gripefest.
| May 20, 2013, 3:44 p.m.
A new study suggests the driving habits of Americans may be changing faster than lawmakers can figure out how to tax them.
| May 20, 2013, 1:57 p.m.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., is coming under increased pressure to include gay couples in the “gang of eight” immigration bill, and a recent meeting with elected officials from the Empire State underscores the depth of his dilemma.
| May 20, 2013, 1:39 p.m.
House lawmakers will dive back into the ongoing saga of unlawfully detained American businessman Jacob Ostreicher at this afternoon’s meeting of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
| May 20, 2013, 1:32 p.m.
Kids, you can go anywhere! Take a look! It’s in a book — being provided by the fine folks at the Junior League of Washington and their partner, Reading Is Fundamental.
| May 20, 2013, 1:17 p.m.
In advance of a hearing Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee’s leaders have fired off a letter to the IRS seeking answers to 41 questions and requesting documents about the criteria used for targeting tea party and other groups.
| May 20, 2013, 11:53 a.m.
A routine committee meeting tomorrow will formally lock down this reality about the congressional budget engine: it has totally seized up, and as early as ever — fully 20 weeks before it’s supposed to finish spitting out thousands of line-item decisions about discretionary government spending for next year.
| May 20, 2013, 11:24 a.m.
The Senate’s candy desk sits in the back row of the Republican side of the chamber, and it is filled with all sorts of sugary confections from Illinois, the home state of its occupant, Republican Mark S. Kirk.
| May 20, 2013, 8 a.m.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada plans to press for a vote the week of May 20 on the nomination of Richard Cordray as permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in a move that is sure to divide the parties.
| May 19, 2013, 7:11 p.m.
Illustrator R.J. Matson’s latest cartoon needs a caption.
| May 19, 2013, 7:01 p.m.
Thanks to the many readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. Here’s the winning entry as voted by readers of Heard on the Hill. Judging from the comments, we realize there were some strong feelings about the caption entries. We value your feedback, so please keep it coming.
| May 17, 2013, 5:28 p.m.
The third annual Lamb Jam, a gustatory carnival for unabashed carnivores, is happening Monday night at Eastern Market. And HOH has the skinny on how two of the competing chefs plan to woo even the most sheepish diners into their respective camps.
| May 17, 2013, 5:05 p.m.
Get ready for the Senate floor battle over … catfish.
| May 17, 2013, 4:54 p.m.
Continuing #WGDB’s coverage of the beer business, craft brewers from across the country met with 11 Senate Democrats this week, including Mark Begich of Alaska and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin.
| May 17, 2013, 3:24 p.m.
Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar made for a fine setting for the Organization for International Investment’s annual Capitol Hill Insourcing Reception.
| May 17, 2013, 3:17 p.m.
“Sir, that was a lot of questions, sir.”
| May 17, 2013, 3:08 p.m.
For the latest installment of Fictional Franchise, our examination of the franchise rights of fictional characters and the real-life people who represent them in Congress, we tackle soap opera characters.