| April 22, 2015, 11:20 a.m.
Top House appropriators are crossing their fingers for another budget deal that would raise the tight sequester-level spending caps, but in the meantime they will consider a set of funding allocations that seek compromise with the budget limits they’ve got.
| April 22, 2015, 11:12 a.m.
Cornyn has emerged in a new role as a conservative lion.
| April 22, 2015, 5:02 a.m.
Four years after lawmakers gave up earmarking, the last of the billions once dedicated to pet projects has effectively been spent, and one result is a changed roster of states laying claim to the most clout in Congress.
| April 21, 2015, 10:50 p.m.
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy vowed to block efforts by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to extend authorization to collect phone and other records of Americans in bulk through 2020.
| April 21, 2015, 10:27 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set up a Thursday cloture vote on Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be attorney general after breaking a logjam over amendments to the human trafficking bill.
| April 21, 2015, 8:09 p.m.
One of the candidates running for the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee’s Mississippi seat got some help from beyond the grave last month.
| April 21, 2015, 5:50 p.m.
Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin said he would personally be willing to meet with actual or prospective Democratic challengers to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
| April 21, 2015, 5:12 p.m.
The top three GOP leaders in the House collectively raised $7.3 million in the first three months of this year for joint fundraising committees, a type of campaign account that may collect contributions of six figures or more under new rules.
| April 21, 2015, 5:11 p.m.
Loretta Lynch’s confirmation for attorney general remained mired in amendment purgatory on Tuesday afternoon, after a morning full of promise.
| April 21, 2015, 5:07 p.m.
Illinois state Sen. Napoleon Harris, a Chicago-area Democrat and former National Football League linebacker, is mulling a bid for Senate, according to multiple sources in the state.
| April 21, 2015, 4:01 p.m.
A handful of Republicans are currently being mentioned as possible Senate candidates for the Florida seat being vacated by Marco Rubio, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination.
| April 21, 2015, 3:49 p.m.
Can an inspector general be truly independent while department officials have access to his computer network?
| April 21, 2015, 3:35 p.m.
Updated 7 p.m. | Freshman lawmaker Steve Knight got so fed up over the weekend with the anti-immigration protesters who have been hounding him for months that he finally snapped.
| April 21, 2015, 3:23 p.m.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday his advice to Sen. Ron Wyden is to “slow down” so-called “fast-track” trade legislation.
| April 21, 2015, 3:02 p.m.
José Andrés is at it again.
| April 21, 2015, 2:26 p.m.
Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday he thinks fellow Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain are, in effect, “lap dogs” for President Barack Obama.
| April 21, 2015, 1:52 p.m.
As Congress approaches a June 30 expiration date on the Export-Import Bank, more than 50 conservative groups wrote to lawmakers Tuesday urging them to oppose its reauthorization.
| April 21, 2015, 11:56 a.m.
| April 21, 2015, 11:01 a.m.
Carb lovers, rejoice!
| April 21, 2015, 10:32 a.m.
Updated 10:41 a.m. | Loretta Lynch can expect to be confirmed as the next attorney general within a day or two after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a deal on a sex trafficking bill that had been tied up in abortion politics for weeks.