The chair of the conservative Republican Study Committee wants Congress to make revamping the nation’s criminal justice system a priority next year and he’s looking to the head of the Congressional Black Caucus for help.
Sen. Claire McCaskill wanted a bipartisan tax bill. She didn’t get it. In the end, she fell in line with the Democratic Party. Her vote against the GOP tax bill on Thursday was a calculated political risk for McCaskill.
White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney was tapped to join the administration in large part because he could help sell President Donald Trump’s agenda to the fiscal conservatives. On taxes, however, it’s the moderate base in the GOP that needs the most convicing.
Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló unveiled a $94.3 billion disaster relief request to Congress on Monday, a massive sum that he said will help the U.S. territory adequately recover from Hurricane Maria.
Ted Lieu, a Democratic congressman from California, walked out of a moment of silence in Congress for the victims of the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that left 26 churchgoers dead and 20 more injured. He told people why on Facebook Live on Nov. 6, 2017.
California congressman skips moment of silence to talk gun control
Democrats face hurdles in quest to reclaim the House and Senate
Sessions defends Comey firing, denies Russia collusion