WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, faces Senate questioners Wednesday as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation’s top law enforcement job.
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives, led by the Republican majority, passed a bill Wednesday that would fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year while also blocking President Obama’s immigration policies. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer of California says she will not seek re-election in 2016 to a fifth term in office. Continue reading
Mitch McConnell conquered a dream he had worked toward for more than a half century when he was sworn in as Senate majority leader of the 114th Congress. How did he get there, and what are his plans for the Senate now? Political editor and reporter Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to look back at the lawmaker’s journey and his plans to bring more debate and compromise to the Senate floor. Continue reading
From folksy Irish sayings to parental advice, hugs and kisses, selfies and cellphone calls from grandmothers, it was vintage Joe Biden Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
The vice president relishes his duties administering the oath to members of Congress. Here were some of the best-of Biden moments: Continue reading
Setting up what is likely to be the first of many confrontations with the White House, the Republican-controlled Senate Tuesday announced its first piece of legislation, a bill to approve the construction of the much-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. Continue reading
Rep. George Miller arrived in Washington in 1974, in the aftermath of Watergate, ready to change Congress. Now he is retiring after nearly four decades in the House of Representatives. Gwen Ifill asks the Democratic congressman if he accomplished what he hoped to during his years as a lawmaker and what he expects to see from his colleagues after he leaves. Continue reading
With a week to go until the new Congress arrives in Washington, we ask departing members to take stock of their legislative careers. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia joins Judy Woodruff to discuss saying goodbye, how to make a dent in the federal debt, the future of immigration reform and whether the 114th Congress will be willing to reach across the aisle. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — While the Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation program and the spy agency’s official response clash on almost every aspect of the long-secret operation, both reports largely agree the agency mismanaged the now-shuttered program. Continue reading