Politicians have argued that the current government shutdown is less disruptive than past shutdowns because just nine of 15 cabinet agencies — and approximately 15 percent of federal civilian workers — have been affected. But this still leaves some…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Rep. Kathy Castor said in a statement that she was honored to lead the special committee on climate change and pledged to "act with urgency to reduce carbon pollution" and "unleash" American ingenuity to create clean-energy jobs.
By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly, Zeke Miller, Associated Press
At a White House bill signing, Trump said the government was "totally prepared for a very long shutdown," though hardly anyone thought a lengthy shutdown was likely.
Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday bemoaned America's "broken politics" in a farewell speech in which he called Washington's failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs "our greatest unfinished business."…
By Erica R. Hendry
James Comey continued to defend his actions as FBI director during an hours-long meeting with two Congressional committees on Monday, the second closed-door meeting with members in as many weeks.
By Nicholas Riccardi, Terry Tang, Associated Press
Rep. Martha McSally, a former air force colonel, lost to Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema in November after a bruising contest in which she contended Sinema committed "treason" by making anti-war remarks in 2003. Now, McSally will join the Senate the…
By Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press
A Tennessee native, Alexander was governor from 1979 until 1987, helping to bring the auto industry to the state. He was elected to the Senate in 2002 and re-elected in 2008 and 2014. His retirement will give the red state…
By Associated Press
The bill holds lawmakers, including those who leave office, financially liable for settlements resulting from harassment and retaliation.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
Rep. Nancy Pelosi shrugged off suggestions Thursday that she weakened herself by agreeing to limit her tenure as next House speaker to a four-year maximum, a deal that clears the way for her to be elected to the post for…
By Associated Press
Moments after she released her statement, seven rebellious Democrats said they would now back her. That essentially guaranteed she will be elected speaker when the full House votes for its leader on Jan. 3.
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