Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) returned to House floor for the first time on Sept. 28, 2017 since being shot at practice for the annual congressional baseball game. He was welcomed with standing ovations and hugs before he spoke of the "outpouring of love" he received after he was wounded.
President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders have reached an understanding on protections for young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York on Sept. 14, 2017. Speaking on the Senate floor, Schumer said: "We all agreed on a framework. ... We agreed the president would enshrine DACA protections into law ... What remains to be negotiated are the details of border security."
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) spoke on the House floor about the exclusion of an amendment that would declassify a Vietnam-era Department of Defense project that intentionally exposed servicemembers and civilians to deadly chemical weapons.
Save My Care released a video advertisement following the latest Senate health care bill, saying congressmen "added a provision to exempt Members of Congress from some of the most harmful parts of their own bill."
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, during a weekly news conference in September 2009, choked up while speaking about the hostile political environment. Pelosi said some of the language being used in the healthcare debate reminds her of 1970s San Francisco, when anger led to the assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California.
Former FBI Director James Comey testified on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee on his interactions with President-Elect and President Donald Trump. “Those were lies, plain and simple,” Comey said, relating to the Trump administration's comments about the FBI.
Advocacy groups joined forces with Democratic members of Congress in Washington, D.C. on June 7 to deliver petitions with more than 4 million signatures to demand President Donald Trump be investigated by an independent commission.
The Joint Center released a report on Racial Diversity Among Top Senate Staff. We found that although African Americans, AAPIs, Latinos, and Native Americans make up 36% of the U.S. population, they only make up 7% of top Senate staff (African Americans m
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told a Senate Intelligence Committee panel on Thursday that investigations are still underway despite the firing of Director James Comey. “There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date,” said McCabe.