Two new House members, Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., and Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., belong to the largest congressional freshman class in decades. Even before their offices were fully set up, these Capitol Hill newcomers had to cast votes on how…
By Lisa Desjardins
The new Congress is divided into a GOP Senate and Democratic House. History provides a glimpse of what this could mean: Democrats hold the power to investigate, if not to legislate.
By Brooks D. Simpson, The Conversation
On this edition for Saturday, Jan. 5, the partial government shutdown enters its third week as the 116th Congress convenes with a Democratic House and a Republican Senate. Also, New Jersey is paying homeowners to move from flood zones amid…
By PBS NewsHour
In today's political climate, the idea of reaching across the aisle may be considered 'heresy,' says NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Jeff Greenfield. Plus, a look at prospects for the U.S. economy and the 2020 presidential race. Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan…
By Tess Conciatori
The new lawmakers in the 116th Congress will inherit last year’s problems, including the partial government shutdown, but they will not look like past sessions of Congress.
By Joshua Barajas
Shutdown aside, there are several other items on Democrats’ agenda. Here's what to expect as the new Congress convenes today.
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