| Dec. 12, 2014, 1:52 p.m.
Climate warrior Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., offered congratulations to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for proposing carbon limits on existing power plants.
| Dec. 12, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Rep. Tom Price might not have the same star power as Rep. Paul D. Ryan.
| Dec. 12, 2014, 11:43 a.m.
Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., told CQ Roll Call she thinks former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., will run for Senate in 2016, adding “no one would primary him.”
| Dec. 12, 2014, 11:32 a.m.
Now, it’s the Senate’s turn to tackle the catchall “cromnibus” spending bill before departure.
| Dec. 12, 2014, 12:04 a.m.
After the “cromnibus” passed Thursday night, Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., made the rather shocking claim that GOP leadership convinced him to vote for the rule allowing the bill to get to the floor by telling him they were pulling the bill anyway.
| Dec. 11, 2014, 11:49 p.m.
Updated 1:18 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12: The House passed the cromnibus Thursday night 219-206, with 162 Republicans and 57 Democrats voting for the bill, and 67 Republicans and 139 Democrats voting against. While the vote was close, the breakdown split along familiar lines. But there were some interesting trends and deviations in the vote.
| Dec. 11, 2014, 10:30 p.m.
Spending Squeaker. EPA and other environmental regulators are breathing a sigh of relief after the cromnibus (HR 83) survived a near-death experience and passed the House on a 219-206 vote last night.
| Dec. 11, 2014, 9:43 p.m.
| Dec. 11, 2014, 8:19 p.m.
Just hours from a government shutdown that everyone once insisted would never happen, House Democrats emerged from an emergency caucus meeting Thursday night much the same way they walked in: without a unified strategy.
| Dec. 11, 2014, 2:17 p.m.
Updated 3:09 p.m. | Unsure whether they have the votes to pass a trillion-dollar federal spending package, House GOP leaders on Thursday afternoon delayed a final vote on the “cromnibus.”
| Dec. 11, 2014, 2:10 p.m.
President Barack Obama opposes a rider on the “cromnibus” prohibiting the District of Columbia from implementing a voter referendum legalizing marijuana but will sign the bill anyway.
| Dec. 11, 2014, 2 p.m.
“You’re a good man, Santa.”
| Dec. 11, 2014, 1:45 p.m.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., plans to push for fresh legislation stemming from her panel's report into the CIA's post-9/11 detainee interrogation practices, but she'll likely face an uphill climb because even Republicans sympathetic to criticisms of the CIA’s methods say there are no need for new laws.
| Dec. 11, 2014, 1:32 p.m.
In bidding farewell to the Senate — and perhaps to Washington — Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn dismissed some of the most common notions about the chamber.
| Dec. 11, 2014, 1:09 p.m.
President Barack Obama would sign the $1.1 trillion “cromnibus,” with the White House urging Democrats to help put the bill over the top with passage of the bill in doubt later this afternoon.
| Dec. 11, 2014, 12:50 p.m.
The product of hours and hours of hard-fought negotiations could be lost Thursday if House Democrats decide, just hours before the government is to due to shut down, to band together and rebuff a trillion-dollar federal spending bill over two so-called “poison pill” policy riders.
| Dec. 11, 2014, 12:28 p.m.
The “cromnibus” came together with a last-minute backroom deal between Republicans and Democrats that forced the House to vote on the 1,603-page measure before anyone could reasonably read it, and plenty of lawmakers are upset — including Speaker John A. Boehner.
| Dec. 11, 2014, 11:51 a.m.
Homeward-bound members and congressional staff can get a jump on holiday festivities Thursday by ducking into the Senate’s Mike Mansfield Room for a taste of Jewish food, fun and fraternity.
| Dec. 11, 2014, 10:34 a.m.
Club for Growth President Chris Chocola, a former Indiana congressman, announced his retirement Thursday from the conservative outside group that often serves as a thorn in the side of Republican leadership.
| Dec. 11, 2014, 5:01 a.m.
For a sense of what this climactic week for the 113th Congress feels like, a well-timed visit to the Capitol’s main subway platform will do the trick.