Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that this year will be his last one in Congress, and that he will retire in January. He said he counts his time as speaker as one of the two "greatest honors of my life."
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., received applause as he spoke during a hearing on gun violence and school safety on March 14, 2018. He called out lawmakers for their "weak responses" after the Parkland, Florida school shooting and their fears of the NRA
During a hearing on school safety and gun violence, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., asked Acting FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich about the agency's authority to deny a gun sale to someone based on information that he or she threatened to commit a mass
Speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday amid reports of a mass shooting at a Florida high school, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) condemns colleagues for failing to take action on gun control. “This happens nowhere else other than the United States of Ame
The House narrowly passed a sweeping bipartisan budget accord, ending an hours-long government shutdown and clearing a path for huge spending increases for both the Pentagon and domestic programs. The 240-186 vote sent the 400 billion US dollar sp
Rep. Paul Ryan and Rep. Adam Schiff talked to reporters after Republican House members voted to release a memo containing classified information about the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.
On Monday, The Senate advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation. The shutdown began Saturday after Democrats derailed a Republican measure that would have k
Despite some protest and boos, the Senate narrowly passed the legislation for tax reform on a party-line 51-48 vote shortly after midnight Dec. 20, 2017. Protesters interrupted with chants of "kill the bill, don't kill us" and Vice President Mike
Protesters gathered at the Russell Senate Building in Capitol Hill on December 18 to protest the Republican Party’s tax-reform bill. More than 100 people took part in the protest against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to the Washington Post.
Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. M