If a court ruling on North Carolina’s voter ID law sparks a backlash against Republicans, time and distance are on U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis’ side – though he’s one of the controversial law’s most ardent defenders and he cited the protracted legal battle over the measure as one of the reasons he voted against Attorney General Loretta Lynch during last year’s confirmation hearings.
The discovery of locally transmitted Zika cases prompted Democratic lawmakers from Florida and beyond to demand that Republican leaders call Congress into emergency session from its summer break to approve long-stalled Zika funding. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Miami Republican, was the only GOP senator to join Democrats in urging representatives and senators to return to the nation’s capital and deal with the Zika threat.
Republican Rep. Mike Bost has a solid fundraising lead over his Democratic challenger, C.J. Baricevic, the most recent federal campaign finance disclosures show. Bost is defending the southern Illinois 12th district seat he first won in 2014, defeating one-term Democrat Bill Enyart.
NATO will soon play a crucial role in stamping out the overseas threat posed by the Islamic State. North Carolina lawmakers have been cautious not to rail against an anti-alliance message by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump while highlighting the importance and value of the multinational relationship. Maintaining a careful balance between public support and quiet opposition has become an art form in the 2016 presidential election.
Less than a week before the Republican primary in Kansas’ 1st Congressional District, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has thrown its support behind the challenger, physician Roger Marshall, in his bid to defeat Rep. Tim Huelskamp. It’s the only case in the country where the chamber is actively opposing the incumbent.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will propose a rule that would eliminate the practice of “soring,” used by some horse show trainers but decried by animal welfare groups. Under the proposed changes, the department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service would take responsibility for screening, training and licensing the inspectors charged with enforcing federal law.
North Carolina’s G.K. Butterfield, a former judge and civil rights attorney, is at the helm of the Congressional Black Caucus in a year increasingly marked by racially charged violence and protests and divisive political debate over gun control and national security. Colleagues say Butterfield has been a uniting force, working with GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan on big issues.
Congressman Tim Huelskamp, a farmer, came to Washington on a wave of tea party sentiment. But six years later, he could be swept out in the Aug. 2 Republican primary in western Kansas’ sprawling First District. His district has been redrawn and the state’s agricultural interests aren’t happy with the farmer’s record in Congress. They’re backing the campaign of his rival, a doctor.
The USS Fort Worth, damaged in January when it was in Singapore, has now been repaired, according to Rep. Kay Granger, the Texas congresswoman who helped get the littoral combat ship named for the city “where the West begins.”
The heads of the main congressional intelligence committees at the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks looked at the same set of facts about the tragedy in its aftermath, but reached different conclusions.
The question of where Washington state Democratic Sen. Patty Murray may or may not go in 2017 – assuming the political experts are right and she wins her fifth six-year term in November – has become a popular guessing game on Capitol Hill.
Continuing the role he has played since last month’s 26-hour gun control sit-in, Rep. Jim Clyburn acted as a master of ceremonies at an evening rally with House Democrats and families of gun violence victims in front of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday.
A North Carolina congressman is helping to lead the fight to halt international flights from the United States to Cuba. Republican Rep. Richard Hudson says he has serious concerns about the island nation’s ability to provide adequate security for U.S. citizens.
A day after his frank speech about the frustrations of being targeted by police as an African American man made national headlines, Sen. Tim Scott took to the Senate floor one more time on Thursday to call for solutions to rebuild the trust between black communities and law enforcement.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved David Nye as a new federal judge for Idaho. The full Senate must still vote on the nomination, but that won’t happen until September, at the earliest, as Congress prepares to take a seven-week summer recess.
The U.S. government may soon have a new tool set for undercutting the financial reserves of the Islamic State and other extremist groups. A congressional task force has spent the past year trying to come up ideas for how to hit the finances of terror organizations.
Sen. Tim Scott, along with Rep. Jim Clyburn, co-hosted a panel discussion Wednesday evening on racial reconciliation, joining survivors and families of victims of the Charleston, South Carolina, shooting that took place at the Emanuel AME Church over a year ago.
Three senior U.S. government experts testify before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee to urge Congress to pass a $1.1 billion Zika prevention bill stalled by partisan politics. The bill stalled after a House GOP version added provisions to block funding to Planned Parenthood for birth control.
Experts urge Congress to pass a Zika prevention bill
Loretta Lynch testifies before lawmakers over Clinton email probe
Sen. Whitehouse says 'duty calls' to take a stand on climate change
NC representative tells NRA during sit in: 'Get the Hell out of the way'