| March 3, 2015, 6:54 p.m.
Updated 7:21 p.m. | In between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress and Netanyahu’s meeting with Senate leaders, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced plans to move full speed ahead with legislation to give Congress a say in any potential nuclear deal with Iran.
| March 3, 2015, 6:50 p.m.
Speaker John A. Boehner tried to lay down the law against members taking photos on the House floor six days ago, but the scolding didn’t stick with at least one Republican.
| March 3, 2015, 6:10 p.m.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, asked Tuesday about lingering concerns over the Capitol Police Department’s handling of a controversial State of the Union night car chase, said the force does a “masterful job.”
| March 3, 2015, 4:43 p.m.
With Democrats relegated to the minority in both chambers for the first time since 2006, the two top staffers at the party’s House and Senate campaign arms charted a path back to the majority during an EMILY’s List event Tuesday.
| March 3, 2015, 3:21 p.m.
Updated 4:41 p.m. | Three days before Homeland Security department funding was due to expire, the House successfully voted Tuesday to fund the agency through the end of September.
| March 3, 2015, 3:13 p.m.
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker pushed back Tuesday against the suggestion the Obama administration is sending mixed messages about its commitment to a deal on Trade Promotion Authority.
| March 3, 2015, 3:08 p.m.
Former Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider is inching closer to a rematch with Republican Rep. Robert Dold, according to a Democratic source with knowledge of his plans.
| March 3, 2015, 2:51 p.m.
Current and retired athletes — along with one of the winningest National Football League owners in recent history — Tuesday claimed home-field advantage on Capitol Hill, fanning out across the campus to dazzle feds and fans alike.
| March 3, 2015, 2:48 p.m.
In January, when Speaker John A. Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress, it caused the type of controversy and media attention normally reserved for a declaration of war, not a speech that’s little more than a glorified press release.
| March 3, 2015, 1:34 p.m.
With a Homeland Security shutdown looming, lawmakers resolved to invent holidays, toss snowballs and take naps on the House floor.
| March 3, 2015, 12:57 p.m.
Staff for visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday apparently made themselves right at home while the boss addressed congressional leaders — so much so, in fact, that the decorum-flouting PR operatives ruffled some feathers among the reporting corps.
| March 3, 2015, 12:51 p.m.
Republicans on the House and Senate Budget committees are striving to craft fiscal 2016 budget resolutions tailored to win the support of their divergent GOP caucuses, but still similar enough to allow for compromise.
| March 3, 2015, 11:34 a.m.
Former state Sen. Emily Cain is back for a second round against Maine Rep. Bruce Poliquin, the Republican who defeated her for an open seat last year.
| March 3, 2015, 11:01 a.m.
For Aaron Kline Kushner, working on Capitol Hill was a perfect entree into doing what he loves now: sausage-making.
| March 3, 2015, 10:25 a.m.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will launch robocalls against more than two dozen House Republicans Tuesday over the Department of Homeland Security funding flap, according to a script of the call provided first to CQ Roll Call.
| March 3, 2015, 9:43 a.m.
Updated 11:04 a.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner told his restive flock Tuesday he would allow a vote on a clean Homeland Security spending bill later in the day, citing concerns about terrorism and pinning blame on the Senate for failing to pass limits on President Barack Obama’s immigration actions.
| March 3, 2015, 8:40 a.m.
Members of the New Democrat Coalition have struggled for years to make their centrist message heard in the larger, and distinctly more left-leaning, House Democratic Caucus.
| March 3, 2015, 5:02 a.m.
The most obvious distinction Barbara A. Mikulski will take into retirement is that she’s spent more time in Congress than any other woman, and that’s a record worthy of significant recognition. But, especially at a Capitol so deeply mired in dysfunction and partisanship, the meaning of her service is deeper than mere longevity.
| March 3, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.
| March 3, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
After five seasons of fighting off fearsome, reanimated corpses that have relentlessly thinned their ranks and gruesomely robbed them of loved ones, the ragtag band of apocalyptic survivors on AMC’s engrossing drama “The Walking Dead” have finally stumbled upon a new threat: a survivalist federal lawmaker.