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December 6, 2022, 3:08 AM

How Congress achieved a historic breakthrough on gay marriage

Behind the Respect for Marriage Act, which the House votes on Tuesday, were unexpected alliances and pressure from GOP donors
December 6, 2022, 3:08 AM
What led to Congress' breakthrough bill on gay marriage
December 5, 2022, 9:34 PM

Jeffries slams Trump as McCarthy faces challenges to House Speaker bid

ABC News’ Jay O’Brien reports on the latest with Kevin McCarthy's bid for speakership, the Jan. 6 Committee’s final report and the Georgia Senate runoff.
December 5, 2022, 9:34 PM
Jeffries slams Trump as McCarthy faces challenges to House Speaker bid
December 4, 2022, 5:37 PM

Jeffries downplays chances of ‘compromise’ speaker as McCarthy faces pushback

Hakeem Jeffries of New York on "This Week" played down the chances of his caucus compromising with Republicans on the chamber's next speaker over Kevin McCarthy
December 4, 2022, 5:37 PM
Jeffries downplays chances of ‘compromise’ speaker as McCarthy faces pushback 
December 4, 2022, 5:18 PM

Republicans have to ‘work out their issues’ with Donald Trump: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos interviews Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., on “This Week.”
December 4, 2022, 5:18 PM
Republicans have to ‘work out their issues’ with Donald Trump: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries
December 4, 2022, 4:56 PM

I buy that McCarthy will eventually become speaker: Silver

FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver breaks down Democrats’ chances of winning midterm races in Pennsylvania on “This Week.”
December 4, 2022, 4:56 PM
I buy that McCarthy will eventually become speaker: Silver
December 2, 2022, 9:16 PM

Hakeem Jeffries is 1st person of color elected to lead a party in Congress

Jeffries will face a Dec. 16 deadline to bring the party together to fund the government or a shutdown could happen.
December 2, 2022, 9:16 PM
Hakeem Jeffries is 1st person of color elected to lead a party in Congress
December 2, 2022, 9:16 PM

Senate set to pass legislation aimed at averting a rail strike

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, recently elected Democratic leader of the House, faces a tough challenge of reaching a government funding deal before a Dec. 16 deadline in order to avoid a shutdown.
December 2, 2022, 9:16 PM
Senate set to pass legislation aimed at averting a rail strike
December 2, 2022, 9:16 PM

Rail union leader calls on Senate to look across party lines, support paid sick leave

Peter Kennedy, the director of strategic coordination and research at BMWED, joins to discuss what rail unions are asking for as the possibility of a strike looms.
December 2, 2022, 9:16 PM
Rail union leader calls on Senate to look across party lines, support paid sick leave
December 2, 2022, 9:16 PM

Congress is racing to avert a rail strike by trying to force a deal with the unions

The Senate is set to make a critical vote that would force a deal and grant rail workers the paid leave that they’re asking for.
December 2, 2022, 9:16 PM
Congress is racing to avert a rail strike by trying to force a deal with the unions
December 2, 2022, 8:46 PM

Congress races to avert rail strike

Senators are expected to vote as soon as Thursday, forcing workers to accept a tentative deal to prevent a rail strike that could cost the economy up to $2 billion a day.
December 2, 2022, 8:46 PM
Congress races to avert rail strike
December 2, 2022, 8:46 PM

Senate votes to avert national rail strike

The Senate on Thursday voted to avert a looming strike of the nation's railway workers by forcing a labor agreement that President Biden helped negotiate months ago.
December 2, 2022, 8:46 PM
Senate votes to avert national rail strike
November 29, 2022, 6:33 PM

Virginia Rep. McEachin dies at 61 after cancer battle

McEachin died Monday after a battle with colorectal cancer, his office said.
November 29, 2022, 6:33 PM
November 29, 2022, 1:01 PM

Biden calls on Congress to avert looming rail strike

President Joe Biden asked Congress to intervene and avert a potential strike of the nation's railway workers by forcing the workers' unions to accept a deal negotiated earlier this year.
November 29, 2022, 1:01 PM
Biden calls on Congress to avert looming rail strike
November 28, 2022, 10:15 PM

What Congress is and isn't likely to do in the lame duck session

The next few weeks are going to require some across the aisle cooperation if Congress is to get anything done in what is known as the lame duck session after the midterms
November 28, 2022, 10:15 PM
What Congress is and isn't likely to do in the lame duck session
November 22, 2022, 12:38 PM

Rep. Don Young, the longest-serving House Republican in history, lies in state at the US Capitol

Late Rep. Don Young of Alaska, the longest-serving Republican in the history of the House of Representatives, was honored on the Hill Tuesday as his body lay in state.
November 22, 2022, 12:38 PM
Longest-serving House Republican lies in state
November 21, 2022, 1:58 PM

Schiff contends Republican House majority will 'be chaos' with a 'very weak leader'

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, lamented the growth of the GOP's "crazy caucus" in the House
November 21, 2022, 1:58 PM
Schiff contends Republican House majority will 'be chaos' with a 'very weak leader'
November 20, 2022, 11:30 PM

Jeffries, Pelosi's likely successor, says Dems can have 'noisy conversations' and still come together

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, the likely incoming House Democratic leader, said on CNN that he anticipates Democrats will be united in a new minority
November 20, 2022, 11:30 PM
Pelosi's likely successor says Dems can have 'noisy conversations,' still unite
November 20, 2022, 7:59 PM

McCarthy ‘will do whatever Marjorie Taylor Greene wants him to do’: Adam Schiff

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl interviews Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., on “This Week.”
November 20, 2022, 7:59 PM
McCarthy ‘will do whatever Marjorie Taylor Greene wants him to do’: Adam Schiff
November 19, 2022, 7:16 PM

Biden turning 80 as 'new generation' of Democratic leaders takes control in Congress

Should he seek reelection in 2024 and win, Biden would be 86 years old by the end of his second term.
November 19, 2022, 7:16 PM
Biden turning 80 as 'new generation' of Democratic leaders takes control in Congress
November 18, 2022, 9:50 PM

Hakeem Jeffries emerges as frontrunner to lead House Dems

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., on Friday announced his intention to run for House minority leader. ABC News’ Jay O’Brien and Karen Travers break it down.
November 18, 2022, 9:50 PM
Hakeem Jeffries emerges as frontrunner to lead House Dems
November 18, 2022, 9:24 PM

McCarthy skipped Pelosi's speech on stepping down, citing 'meetings'

McCarthy this week clinched the Republican nomination to be the next House speaker.
November 18, 2022, 9:24 PM
McCarthy skipped Pelosi's speech on stepping down, citing 'meetings'
November 18, 2022, 8:22 PM

Pelosi says attack on husband made her consider staying on as Democratic leader

Nancy Pelosi spoke to print reporters about her decision to leave leadership, saying she feels "balanced about it all."
November 18, 2022, 8:22 PM
Pelosi discusses 'survivor's guilt,' decision to step down as top House Democrat
November 18, 2022, 6:00 PM

House Speaker Pelosi to step down from party leadership as GOP takes control

ABC News’ Jay O’Brien discusses the future of the House of Representatives and who is set to take over the role of speaker.
November 18, 2022, 6:00 PM
House Speaker Pelosi to step down from party leadership as GOP takes control
November 18, 2022, 5:59 PM

Republicans take control of House, as Pelosi announces she will step back

Nancy Pelosi will leave behind a lasting legacy as the first female speaker of the House. Rep. Hakeem Jefferies is the front-runner to take over House leadership for Democrats.
November 18, 2022, 5:59 PM
Republicans take control of House, as Pelosi announces she will step back
November 18, 2022, 1:45 PM

Pelosi to step down from House Democratic leadership role

Nancy Pelosi, who was the first female House speaker, announced she will not seek a new leadership role when Republicans take control of the House.
November 18, 2022, 1:45 PM
Pelosi to step down from House Democratic leadership role
November 17, 2022, 9:02 PM

Nancy Pelosi's historic role as first female House speaker

Pelosi was elected as first female speaker in 2007 and again in 2019 -- the only speaker in 70 years to have won the office twice
November 17, 2022, 9:02 PM
Nancy Pelosi's historic role as first female House speaker
November 15, 2022, 10:20 AM

How governable would a Republican House majority be?

After the midterm elections, House Republicans and Kevin McCarthy could take the majority with as few as 218 seats: Some conservatives wonder how governable that is
November 15, 2022, 10:20 AM
How governable would a Republican House majority be?
November 13, 2022, 10:33 PM

Pelosi won't announce decision on future as Democratic leader until all midterm results are in

Nancy Pelosi demurred on Sunday about whether she intends to run for speaker again if Democrats hold the House after the midterm elections
November 13, 2022, 10:33 PM
Pelosi won't announce decision on future as Dem leader until midterm results are in
November 13, 2022, 7:25 PM

Pelosi says Biden should run for re-election in 2024: 'He has accomplished so much'

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos interviews Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on “This Week.”
November 13, 2022, 7:25 PM
Pelosi says Biden should run for re-election in 2024: 'He has accomplished so much'
November 13, 2022, 6:39 PM

Schumer speaks after Dems projected to keep control of Senate

"This election is a victory,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who took a moment late Saturday to celebrate the projected win.
November 13, 2022, 6:39 PM
Schumer speaks after Dems projected to keep control of Senate
1 month ago

Voters have 'stark choices' to make on Election Day: Cory Booker

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., on a special edition of “This Week.”
1 month ago
Voters have 'stark choices' to make on Election Day: Cory Booker
1 month ago

Glenn Youngkin predicts Republicans will take control of Congress by wide margins

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl interviews Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on a special edition of “This Week.”
1 month ago
Glenn Youngkin predicts Republicans will take control of Congress by wide margins
1 month ago

Republicans will take 'full control' of Congress: Glenn Youngkin on midterms in 'This Week' interview

Republicans will take 'full control' of Congress: Glenn Youngkin on midterms in 'This Week' interview
1 month ago
Republicans will take 'full control' of Congress: Glenn Youngkin
1 month ago

Battle for Congress could hinge on North Carolina district

A North Carolina district is a key battleground for congressional control.
1 month ago
2 months ago

Democrats see different paths to Senate majority

ABC News Political Director Rick Klein breaks down Democrat and GOP paths to a Senate majority at the Midterm Monitor on “This Week.”
2 months ago
Democrats see different paths to Senate majority
2 months ago

Nebraska senator likely to resign for Fla. university job

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse is the sole finalist to become president of the University of Florida, the school says, and the Republican senator has indicated he will take the job
2 months ago
2 months ago

McConnell calls Democrat Kyrsten Sinema 'the most effective first-term senator'

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said she hopes to resurrect the filibuster for "everything," including all judicial and executive branch nominees.
2 months ago
McConnell calls Democrat Kyrsten Sinema 'the most effective first-term senator'
2 months ago

Senate stumbles toward government shutdown with impasse over energy policy

The Senate is stumbling toward a government shutdown at the end of the week as energy policy causes headaches.
2 months ago
Senate stumbles toward government shutdown with impasse over energy policy
2 months ago

House passes election reform bill to curb future interference; 9 Republicans join Democrats

The House on Wednesday approved the Presidential Election Reform Act, intended to blunt future challenges to presidential elections
2 months ago
House passes election reform bill to curb interference; 9 Republicans join Democrats
3 months ago

Senate vote on marriage equality delayed until after midterm elections

A Senate vote on marriage equality will be delayed until after the midterm elections, with GOP Sen. Susan Collins saying it will have enough votes to pass by then.
3 months ago
Senate vote on marriage equality delayed until after midterm elections
3 months ago

Lawmakers face new deadline to avert shutdown as Congress reconvenes

Meanwhile, Democrats are hoping to pass a marriage equality bill in the Senate.
3 months ago
Lawmakers face new deadline to avert shutdown as Congress reconvenes
3 months ago

Congress returns facing must-pass funding bill as midterms loom

Congress returns Tuesday facing must-pass funding bills as the midterms loom and the campaign trail beckons.
3 months ago
Congress returns facing must-pass funding bill as midterms loom
4 months ago

Does Wyoming want Liz Cheney to hang onto her House seat?

Perhaps no midterm primary is getting more attention than that of Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, against Harriet Hageman, on Aug. 16
4 months ago
Liz Cheney about to learn her fate after being Republicans' biggest Trump critic
4 months ago

Congress passes major health care and climate bill

The bill is the largest investment in clean energy in U.S. history, investing $375B over 10 years to combat climate change, and also cuts out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs.
4 months ago
Congress passes major health care and climate bill
4 months ago

Democrats pass major health, climate and tax bill along party lines; Biden signing next week

Every House Democrat on Friday voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act over Republican opposition, sending the climate, health and tax bill to President Joe Biden
4 months ago
Dems pass major health, climate, tax bill along party lines; Biden signing next week
4 months ago

Houses passes Inflation Reduction Act, Biden signs next week

The multibillion-dollar climate, health and tax bill will be sent to President Joe Biden’s desk next week to be signed into law.
4 months ago
Houses passes Inflation Reduction Act, Biden signs next week
4 months ago

GOP congressman: Inflation Reduction Act will make inflation worse

Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, says the Democrats’ deal to pass the Inflation Reduction Act will do anything but – and harm businesses and consumers in the process.
4 months ago
GOP congressman: Inflation Reduction Act will make inflation worse
4 months ago

House of Representatives expected to pass climate and health care legislation

ABC News business reporter Alexis Christoforous and Zohreen Shah discuss the latest on the Inflation Reduction Act and what it means for the U.S. economy.
4 months ago
House of Representatives expected to pass climate and health care legislation
4 months ago

House set to pass Biden’s climate and health care legislation

The bill is the largest investment in curbing climate change in U.S. history.
4 months ago
House set to pass Biden’s climate and health care legislation
4 months ago

Senate Democrats pass climate, tax and health care bill

The Senate on Sunday passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) along party lines, 51-50, handing Democrats a crucial legislative win.
4 months ago
Senate Democrats pass climate, tax and health care bill