| Nov. 6, 2015, 3:07 p.m.
Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady acknowledged in a wide-ranging interview with CQ Roll Call Friday that the highway bill is unlikely to include an international tax overhaul. But the newly elected chairman vowed to continue pursuing the issue and to lay the groundwork for a longer-range tax code restructuring with sweeping rate reductions for business.
| Nov. 4, 2015, 4:47 p.m.
A partisan skirmish erupted over a Pentagon spending bill Wednesday, bringing to an abrupt halt the wave of cross-party goodwill that helped congressional leaders shepherd a bipartisan budget agreement to passage last week.
| Nov. 2, 2015, 12:45 p.m.
President Barack Obama signed the budget agreement and debt limit increase into law Monday, preventing any chance of a default on the government’s debt and lessening the chances of a government shutdown later in the year.
| Oct. 28, 2015, 5:39 p.m.
House GOP appropriators’ attempt to shut down a little-known federal medical agency in fiscal 2016 likely will fail, but their consistent criticism of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality may still have repercussions.
| Oct. 26, 2015, 4 p.m.
Democrats are increasingly clamoring for President Barack Obama to use his authority to reinterpret a foreign aid law to allow for U.S. funds to be used to provide abortions to women who have been raped in conflict zones.
| Oct. 26, 2015, 12:02 p.m.
Paul D. Ryan's years spent honing his fiscal expertise and cultivating relationships will assure his ascent to the speakership this week — and immediately plant a numbers pro in the middle of high-stakes budget talks.
| Oct. 20, 2015, 10:26 p.m.
Rep. Kevin Brady has emerged as the front-runner to replace House Ways and Means Chairman Paul D. Ryan if the top tax writer opts to succeed Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio.
| Oct. 16, 2015, 3:41 p.m.
As the president of a foundation and a former CEO, we offer yet another reason why members of Congress and policymakers nationwide should recognize the wisdom of expanding preschool programs: Based on clear research, we know that quality early learning today could lead to lower health care costs in the years to come.
| Oct. 9, 2015, 5 p.m.
Ways and Means Chairman Paul D. Ryan’s stature as a GOP rainmaker is one reason so many of his colleagues want him to run for House speaker, now that California’s Kevin McCarthy has dropped out.
| Oct. 6, 2015, 2:32 p.m.
If you thought too-big-to-fail banks were dangerous, watch out for too-big-to-fail health insurance companies.
| Sept. 30, 2015, 12:45 p.m.
Medicare officials received more support than criticism for a plan to pay health care providers for time spent counseling people about their medical options in case of terminal illness or failing health, an approach that was derided in the past as a path toward so-called death panels.
| Sept. 30, 2015, 12:07 p.m.
This letter is in response to the commentary piece, “Don’t Cut Corners on Veterans’ Hearing Care” (Roll Call, Sept. 16), by Neil DiSarno.
| Sept. 28, 2015, 6:26 p.m.
Conservative activists are mobilizing to sway the House GOP leadership contests, as K Street lobbyists say they are quietly offering their own counsel and behind-the-scenes help to favored contenders.
| Sept. 27, 2015, 12:10 p.m.
Just two days after House Speaker John A. Boehner stunned Washington by announcing he will leave Congress next month, two top members of his House Republican conference traded barbs in a remarkably public display of internal dissent on a Sunday network news show.
| Sept. 25, 2015, 3:11 p.m.
Speaker John A. Boehner's resignation at the end of October makes his top deputy, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, the likeliest candidate to inherit the gavel. Boehner even offered his unqualified endorsement, saying the five-term lawmaker would be an "excellent" speaker.
| Sept. 25, 2015, 12:02 p.m.
Sen. Marco Rubio received boisterous applause and a standing ovation Friday when he informed a crowd at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., that Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, will resign later this year.
| Sept. 25, 2015, 11:28 a.m.
Speaker John A. Boehner's stunning announcement Friday that he will resign from his House seat next month caps a 25-year career marked by legislative victories and intra-party conflicts.
| Sept. 25, 2015, 11:19 a.m.
Speaker John A. Boehner told fellow Republicans Friday morning he will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to members.
| Sept. 24, 2015, 4:05 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday began laying the groundwork for the chamber to advance a “clean” continuing resolution in the coming days after Democrats and some Republicans banded together to block consideration of a stopgap with Planned Parenthood defunding language.
| Sept. 21, 2015, 7:45 p.m.
The Obama administration moved Monday to appeal a court decision this month that allows the House to pursue a lawsuit over the 2010 health care overhaul and the appropriations process.