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Politics Jan 10Issa will not seek re-election after serving ninth term
WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election after serving out his ninth term in Congress.
Politics Jan 08Democratic activist pledges $30 million to get young voters to the polls
Tom Steyer is the main source of cash for a super PAC called the NextGen Climate Action Committee, which spent more than $90 million in the last election cycle.
Politics Jan 02Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch says he will retire after four decades in Senate
Hatch is the longest-serving Republican in the Senate. He chairs the powerful Senate Finance Committee and was a major force in getting a tax overhaul through in December.
Politics Nov 17Why 2018 could be one of the Senate Ethics Committee’s busiest years
Next year, the panel could be working nonstop, deciding the fate of up to three lawmakers, including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Politics Nov 16GOP, Democratic senators back bill to bolster FBI gun checks
Republican and Democratic senators have joined forces on legislation to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who killed more than two dozen people at a…
Politics Nov 05Ryan says health insurance mandate part of GOP tax talks
It would be another shot at further undermining the Affordable Care Act after repeated failures by the GOP-led Congress to repeal and replace the law, as President Donald Trump has demanded.
Politics Nov 02GOP senators say fate of ‘dreamers’ must wait for next year
President Donald Trump and Republican senators agreed not to deal with a needed fix for young immigrants in must-pass year-end spending legislation, according to some GOP lawmakers who visited the White House on Thursday.
Politics Oct 25Senate GOP votes to repeal consumer rule
The Senate voted narrowly to repeal a banking rule that would have allowed consumers to join together to sue their bank or credit card company.
Nation Sep 22After Equifax breach, Congress unlikely to pass new rules to protect consumer data
Several bills unveiled after Equifax are so far missing a key ingredient for success: Republican co-sponsors.
World Jul 14Lawmakers say world owes debt of gratitude to Liu Xiaobo
The death of Liu Xiaobo is a catastrophic loss for China and the entire world, and his contributions to human rights should never be forgotten, members of Congress said.