Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are on unpaid furlough and even more are required to work without pay after Trump and Congress could not reach consensus on a short-term funding bill last week.
By Associated Press
One of the largest groups of congressional freshmen in recent memory has begun orientation on Capitol Hill. Will party leadership reflect the new representatives or rely on established legislators? Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Ca., is confident she’ll become Speaker of the…
More than 150 veterans ran for the House as either Republicans or Democrats during this fall's midterm elections, at a time when many former servicemen and servicewomen in Congress have retired or left for roles in the administration. Florida Republican…
Trump stayed quiet for much of election night as Republicans maintained their hold on the Senate and Democrats captured control of the House — a shift all but certain to redefine his presidency.
By Catherine Lucey, Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
By PBS NewsHour
It’s opening day of the 115th Congress, and there’s already tension. Under pressure, House Republicans deserted plans some had made on Monday to rapidly gut an independent congressional ethics board. Lisa Desjardins reports from Capitol Hill and joins Judy Woodruff…
By PBS NewsHour
The new Congress starts work this week, with the Republicans in control of both houses. Soon, they’ll also have the White House. What’s on the GOP agenda? William Brangham talks to Lisa Desjardins, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report…
By Sheila Kaplan, STAT
More than 1,300 lobbyists roamed the halls of Congress on the 21st Century Cures Act, and disclosure reports show most of them were working for pharmaceutical companies.
Regardless of who wins the presidential election on Nov. 8, the party that controls the balance of power in the U.S. House and Senate will play a crucial role in determining what gets done. Judy Woodruff speaks with Norman Ornstein…
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The Senate's top Republican on Thursday unveiled legislation to prevent a government shutdown next weekend and provide more than $1 billion to battle the Zika virus.
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