| Aug. 11, 2015, 1:31 p.m.
Former Sen. Larry Craig will get a chance this fall to argue that he shouldn’t have to repay campaign funds he used in connection to his 2007 arrest in a Minnesota airport bathroom sex sting.
| July 29, 2015, 4:34 p.m.
The Federal Communications Commission was in damage control mode on Wednesday, trying to ratchet back comments made by the agency's chairman, Tom Wheeler, in testimony to a House Energy and Commerce panel earlier this week.
| July 28, 2015, 1:44 p.m.
In the afterglow of our nation’s renewed bipartisan commitment to rethinking our justice and prison system, the U.S. remains the only country that sentences our children to life in prison without parole, effectively extinguishing their lives. In the United States, where we describe ourselves as the greatest nation in the world, this is just one of the many concerns that have remained primarily outside the spotlight with regard to children in our justice system.
| July 22, 2015, 6:48 p.m.
Lewis Wiener, a lawyer with long experience with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, disputed Wednesday Sen. Tom Cotton's data justifying his opposition to five judges awaiting confirmation to the court.
| July 22, 2015, 1:52 p.m.
Dangerous policies have deadly consequences. We were reminded of this recently when a young woman in San Francisco, Kathryn Steinle, was tragically murdered by an illegal immigrant. Every person who has weighed in on the recent killing of Steinle has described her death as tragic. And avoidable. Unfortunately, that is where agreement ends.
| July 21, 2015, 10:13 a.m.
Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton blocked five of President Barack Obama’s judicial picks for an often overlooked federal court, a move that lines up well with the interests of one of his old law firms.
| July 20, 2015, 3:04 p.m.
Jim Steinle, the father of a woman fatally shot three weeks ago in San Francisco, will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday during a hearing on immigration enforcement policies.
| July 10, 2015, 12:03 p.m.
Congress giveth and Congress taketh away.
| July 9, 2015, 1:41 p.m.
Republican leaders abruptly pulled the fiscal 2016 Interior-Environment spending bill from the floor Thursday in a highly embarrassing about-face after Democrats and moderate Republicans revolted against a planned vote to allow Confederate flag imagery to be displayed on cemeteries on federal land.
| July 8, 2015, 11:16 p.m.
In a rapid and dramatic policy shift, Confederate flag imagery could be allowed to remain displayed on graves on federal land in some circumstances under a Republican-sponsored amendment that will be voted on in the House on Thursday.
| July 8, 2015, 11:57 a.m.
In an otherwise contentious debate Tuesday night over the fiscal 2016 Interior-Environment spending bill (HR 2822), the House adopted without opposition a trio of amendments that would restrict Confederate flag imagery on federal land.
| July 7, 2015, 3:13 p.m.
In its first vote on guns since the mass shooting in Charleston, S.C., the House Appropriations Committee retained a long-standing ban on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding for research on gun violence.
| June 26, 2015, 2:06 p.m.
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.
| June 26, 2015, 1:10 p.m.
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.
| June 25, 2015, 12:16 p.m.
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.
| June 22, 2015, 12:24 p.m.
Lawmakers are pushing measures they say will help boost the nation’s security from cyber-attacks, but experts warn the efforts will do little to shield the country from increasingly sophisticated online hacking.
| May 21, 2015, 3:58 p.m.
House appropriators have a bipartisan curiosity about pot.
| May 15, 2015, 1:17 p.m.
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, in an extraordinarily well-reasoned decision, ruled that the National Security Agency’s program of systematically collecting the telephone records of Americans is not authorized by Section 215 of the Patriot Act and is, therefore, illegal.
| May 13, 2015, 3:26 p.m.
With each new Congress comes a new opportunity to pass legislation that will improve our country and make citizens’ lives better. My husband, the late Rep. Bruce F. Vento, recognized and embraced this opportunity during each of his 12 terms in Congress. I am disappointed to see this is not the case for some this Congress.
| May 11, 2015, 3:25 p.m.
More than 100 Republican members of Congress urged a federal appeals court Monday to block the Obama administration’s sweeping new immigration policies such as deferred deportations.