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Gay Marriage Supporters Turn Focus to ENDA

Having achieved marriage equality in Friday’s landmark Supreme Court decision, supporters of gay rights are making clear there’s still much work to do, including on employment discrimination.

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Court's Marriage Ruling Addresses State, Religious Views it Overrides

The Supreme Court's ruling Friday that same-sex couples have the fundamental right to marry, a landmark civil rights ruling that has sweeping implications for American society.

Reagan Aides Foresaw Kennedy Gay-Rights Views That Conservatives Now Lament

The origins of Friday's landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage can be traced back almost 30 years to the Senate's confirmation process for justices.

Menendez: Suspend Iran Nuclear Talks if Iran Won't Budge

A Democratic senator who has led calls for stronger sanctions against Iran is joining Republicans skeptical of the country’s intentions when it comes to the ongoing talks over nuclear capabilities.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of June 22, 2015 (Video)

In preparation for their Fourth of July recess, members spent the week counting, texting and describing the concept of fire.

Obama Transcript: Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Supreme Court Ruling

President Barack Obama on Friday addressed the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

Vermont Rep. Welch Won't Run for Governor

Vermont’s Democratic Rep. Peter Welch announced Friday morning that he will run for re-election to his at-large district and not return to the Green Mountain State to run for governor.

Same-Sex Marriage Supreme Court Decision Caps Historic Week for Obama (Updated) (Video)

Updated 11:51 a.m. | Same-sex marriage will now be legal throughout the United States — putting another monumental exclamation point to President Barack Obama’s presidency.

How One House Democrat Helped Save Trade for Obama

At midday Thursday, there was a gathering in Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s members’ lounge off Statuary Hall to toast House passage of Trade Adjustment Assistance, the last piece of a legislative package giving Trade Promotion Authority to President Barack Obama.

GOP Tries to Portray Feingold as a Hypocrite Over PAC Spending

Republicans are eager to use former Sen. Russ Feingold’s signature issue against him in 2016, as the Democrat wages a comeback bid in a Senate contest key to his party’s quest for the majority.

A Record-Breaking Congressional Women's Softball Game (Video)

It was a historic night in Southeast Washington with a record-setting fundraising event culminating in a record-low scoring softball game.

Mario Biaggi, Bronx Democrat Who Resigned in Scandal, Dies at 97

Former Rep. Mario Biaggi, a 10-term New York Democrat who resigned in scandal in 1988 and went to prison for a range of corruption crimes, died Wednesday. He was 97 years old.

One Lawmaker's Supreme Court Gloom Is Another's ACA Joy

Thursday’s weekly leadership news conferences, coming in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling to uphold subsidies in the Affordable Care Act, were studies in contrast: One one side was a somber John A. Boehner, vowing to keep fighting, on the other, an ecstatic Nancy Pelosi, celebrating the affirmation of her signature legislative achievement.

Michigan's Benishek Gets a Democratic Challenger — or Two

Republicans have a new defensive responsibility in their quest to maintain their House majority.

In Highway Debate, Durbin Channels His Inner Jamie Whitten

Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin and other Democrats have praised the efforts of the Environment and Public Works Committee on a six-year highway bill, but are stressing that the Finance Committee needs to find the money for a full authorization measure.

Next Obamacare Battle? The 2016 Election (Video)

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold subsidies for people to purchase health insurance forestalls the need for Republicans in Congress to take action on the law, pushing the issue as a substantive matter into the 2016 election cycle.

Buck Fundraises Off Attempts to Oust Him as Class President

Rep. Ken Buck learned Thursday morning he could keep his slot as freshman class president, but the Colorado Republican is still calling in the reinforcements.

House Sends Trade Adjustment Assistance to President's Desk

The House did Thursday what two weeks ago might have seemed impossible: Cleared for President Barack Obama the second and third of four necessary components to his ambitious and contentious trade agenda.

Meadows Gets Subcommittee Gavel Back (Updated) (Video)

Updated: 12:55 p.m. | After all the infighting, after all the threats and bad blood caused by Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz stripping Mark Meadows of his subcommittee gavel, Meadows is staying put.

Obama Says Health Care Working; Supreme Court Upholds Law

The Supreme Court saved Obamacare from another critical legal challenge in a 6-3 decision Thursday that upholds health insurance subsidies for millions of low- and middle-income residents. President Barack Obama hailed the ruling.

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