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September 21, 2021, 9:40 AM

Republicans dig in on debt-limit standoff despite Democratic effort to mount pressure

Republicans are holding firm against a hike to the federal debt limit, even as Democratic leaders said they would link the raise to a must-pass government funding measure
September 21, 2021, 9:40 AM
Republicans dig in on debt-limit standoff despite Democratic effort to mount pressure
1 month ago

Pelosi takes step to quell moderates' budget rebellion

Pelosi proposes procedural vote that would set up passage of two budget measures
1 month ago
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Senate advances bipartisan infrastructure bill in key test vote

With multiple Republicans joining Democrats in the effort, the bipartisan infrastructure bill has cleared another hurdle on its way to passing the Senate.
2 months ago
Senate advances bipartisan infrastructure bill in key test vote
2 months ago

Massive bipartisan infrastructure bill clears major hurdle

The bill passed a test vote in the Senate but significant challenges remain.
2 months ago
Massive bipartisan infrastructure bill clears major hurdle
2 months ago

Congressman makes history by taking paternity leave

Texas Rep. Colin Allred talks about the American Families Plan and the importance of paid family leave.
2 months ago
Congressman makes history by taking paternity leave
2 months ago

As Biden's infrastructure plan advances, can GOP get to yes?

There’s just one question left: Can enough Republicans get to yes?
2 months ago
As Biden's infrastructure plan advances, can GOP get to yes?
2 months ago

'We're about 90 percent of the way there' on infrastructure deal: Portman

George Stephanopoulos interviews Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on "This Week."
2 months ago
'We're about 90 percent of the way there' on infrastructure deal: Portman
2 months ago

Rep. Hank Johnson among 10 demonstrators arrested at voting rights protest

Progressive Democrats in Congress urged Biden to endorse ending the filibuster.
2 months ago
Congressman among 10 demonstrators arrested at voting rights protest
2 months ago

Senate Democrats lose vote to advance bipartisan infrastructure deal Biden wants

Senate Democrats on Wednesday lost a a procedural vote to advance a bipartisan infrastructure deal that's a top priority for President Joe Biden.
2 months ago
Senate Democrats lose vote to advance bipartisan infrastructure deal
2 months ago

Senators propose reclaiming national security powers for Congress

A tri-partisan group of senators on Tuesday introduced legislation designed to claw back national security powers from the executive branch.
2 months ago
Senators propose reclaiming national security powers for Congress
2 months ago

Klobuchar: Infrastructure bill could include voting measures

Democrats explore ways to include financial incentives to expand voting access.
2 months ago
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Former chief of staff to Rep. John Lewis reflects on life, legacy of his colleague and friend

Michael Collins, the former chief of staff to the late-Rep. John Lewis, reflected on the life and legacy of the civil rights icon, chronicled in his new book "Carry On."
2 months ago
Former chief of staff to Rep. John Lewis reflects on life, legacy of his colleague
3 months ago

Mike Gravel, former US senator for Alaska, dies at 91

Gravel read the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record.
3 months ago
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Manchin to join Democrats in Senate showdown vote over voting rights

The Senate is slated to hold a key procedural vote Tuesday on the Democrats' "For the People Act" election reform bill Republicans are expected to be able to block.
3 months ago
Manchin to join Democrats in Senate showdown vote over voting rights
4 months ago

Upcoming UFO report to Congress creating lots of buzz

A highly-anticipated U.S. government report on UFOs is set to come out later this month.
4 months ago
Upcoming UFO report to Congress creating lots of buzz
4 months ago

Voting rights legislation sits in Congress while states move ahead with reforms

Democrats repeated calls for Congress to pass sweeping voting rights legislation after efforts to pass election reform in Texas led to a walkout over the holiday weekend.
4 months ago
Major voting rights bills being considered by Congress as state restrictions mount
4 months ago

Infrastructure deal slips, GOP pans $1.7T White House offer

Prospects for a vast infrastructure deal have been thrown into serious doubt
4 months ago
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Republicans optimistic they can strike a deal on infrastructure

Republican lawmakers left a meeting with Biden Thursday optimistic that an agreement can be reached on infrastructure, but they must act quickly to meet his deadline.
4 months ago
Republicans optimistic they can strike a deal on infrastructure
5 months ago

Congress prepares for 'strange' and 'extraordinary' presidential address

Biden's address to a joint session of Congress, usually a celebratory gathering in Washington, has been reshaped by COVID-19 and lingering concerns about security.
5 months ago
Congress prepares for 'strange' and 'extraordinary' presidential address
5 months ago

Inside look at congresswomens’ first 100 days in Congress

‘GMA3’ followed two freshman congresswomen, Rep. Nance Mace and Rep. Marilyn Strickland, through their eventful first 100 days.
5 months ago
Inside look at congresswomens’ first 100 days in Congress
6 months ago

Freshman representatives on being part of 117th Congress, the most diverse in history

“Nightline” speaks to New York’s Ritchie Torres, Washington’s Marilyn Strickland, South Carolina’s Nancy Mace and California’s Young Kim.
6 months ago
Freshman representatives on being part of 117th Congress, the most diverse in history
6 months ago

Lawmakers press Big Tech CEOs on speech responsibility

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google are face a grilling.
6 months ago
Congress to press Big Tech CEOs over speech, misinformation
6 months ago

Democratic Arizona Rep. Kirkpatrick won't seek reelection

Five-term Arizona Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick has announced she won't run for reelection to the U.S. House in 2022
6 months ago
7 months ago

House Democrats pass election reforms as GOP moves to change voting laws

House Democrats on Wednesday passed election reforms as Republican-controlled state legislatures move to change laws in the wake of the 2020 election.
7 months ago
House Democrats pass election reforms as GOP moves to change voting laws
7 months ago

Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades

Congress is to debate a major overhaul of U.S. elections law.
7 months ago
Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades
7 months ago

Under Trump, Congress has expanded use of controversial legislative tool to 'tear down’ regulations

The Republican-led Congress is poised to use a controversial and, prior to the Trump administration, rarely used legislative tool to dismantle consumer protections.
7 months ago
Congress has expanded use of controversial tool to 'tear down' regulations
7 months ago

Democrats, Republicans can't agree on school funding in newest COVID aid package

The price tag for reopening schools in the midst of a pandemic looks very different depending on whom you ask.
7 months ago
Democrats and GOP can't agree on school funding in newest COVID aid package
7 months ago

House sets to pass COVID-19 relief bill

Congress is set to begin the process of approving Biden’s nearly $2 trillion final coronavirus aid package, despite Democrats being forced to drop their plan to hike up the minimum wage.
7 months ago
House sets to pass COVID-19 relief bill
7 months ago

After racial unrest across US, Congress takes another look at reparations

As local governments across the country take on the issues of reparations, Congress will hold a hearing on the study of reparations on Wednesday.
7 months ago
After racial unrest across US, Congress takes another look at reparations
7 months ago

Movement to enact Equal Rights Amendment in Constitution sees revival

The movement to enact an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is once again experiencing a revival, as some advocates see 2021 as the year it becomes official.
7 months ago
Movement to enact Equal Rights Amendment in Constitution sees revival
8 months ago

Congresswoman's spokesman quits less than 2 weeks into term

He says he was prompted to by the insurrection at the nation’s Capitol.
8 months ago
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Historic showdown in Congress as GOP members challenge Biden's electoral vote win

What to expect during a historic joint session of Congress Wednesday amid a pandemic and a challenged presidential election.
9 months ago
Historic showdown in Congress as GOP members challenge Biden's electoral vote win
9 months ago

Congress opens new session as virus, Biden's win dominate

Congress has convened for a new session with lawmakers sworn into office during a tumultuous period
9 months ago
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Nancy Pelosi re-elected for House Speaker

The California Democrat has won the support of 216 votes, securing the fourth non-consecutive term as Speaker.
9 months ago
Nancy Pelosi re-elected for House Speaker
9 months ago

Pelosi wins tight race for House speaker

Pelosi, 80, is the only woman to ever serve as speaker.
9 months ago
Pelosi wins tight race for House speaker
9 months ago

Pelosi likely speaker again, but might require high-wire act

There’s little doubt in Washington that Nancy Pelosi will be reelected House speaker when the new Congress convenes on Sunday
9 months ago
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GOP Sen. Mike Lee blocks bipartisan effort to establish Latino, women's museums

Lee, a Republican from Utah, said they will "further divide" America.
9 months ago
Republican senator blocks Latino, women's history museums
10 months ago

Record gain for women in Congress highlights lack of diversity among Republicans

At least 141 women and 51 women of color will be welcomed to Capitol Hill in January, but women have yet to achieve parity in Congress.
10 months ago
Record gain for women in Congress highlights lack of diversity among Republicans
10 months ago

After House losses, divided Democrats chart a path forward with President-elect Biden at the helm

House Democrats will elect their leaders for the next session of Congress this week, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants running for reelection.
10 months ago
After House losses, divided Democrats chart path forward under President-elect Biden
1 year ago

How the election impacts balance of power in the Senate

With Republicans currently holding a 53-47 majority, Democrats entered election night needing to win back at least four seats for control of the Senate.
1 year ago
How the election impacts balance of power in the Senate
1 year ago

Senate Republicans move Barrett Supreme Court nomination toward final vote

Senate Republicans moved Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination from the Judiciary Committee to a final vote.
1 year ago
Senate Republicans move Barrett Supreme Court nomination toward final vote
1 year ago

House Dems investigating Pompeo, wife to face off with senior State Dept. officials

Months of tension between House Democrats and the State Department are set to spill out into public display on Wednesday.
1 year ago
House Dems investigating Pompeo, wife to face off with senior State Dept. officials
1 year ago

House committee approves bill that would ban doping of horses on race day

The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce has approved a bill that would ban the doping of horses on race day -- a key concern over the safety of horses.
1 year ago
House committee approves bill that would ban doping of horses on race day
1 year ago

House Oversight to investigate postmaster general about campaign donations

The House Oversight Committee will investigate Postmaster General Louis DeJoy after reports he pressured employees at his business to make illegal campaign contributions.
1 year ago
House Oversight to investigate postmaster general about campaign donations
1 year ago

Senate returns to partisan showdowns as election looms

Senators return to Washington Tuesday with a slate of politically contentious objectives to check off just as the 2020 election season revs into high gear.
1 year ago
Senate returns to partisan showdowns as election looms
1 year ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls chamber back from recess

The House will vote on a bill to counter cost-cutting measures that have led to delays at the post office, putting mail-in voting this November into question. ABC's Mona Kosar Abdi reports.
1 year ago
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls chamber back from recess
1 year ago

GOP senator subpoenas FBI over Russia, defends Biden probe

Sen. Ron Johnson's committee is probing the Trump-Russia investigation.
1 year ago
GOP senator subpoenas FBI over Russia, defends Biden probe
1 year ago

Senate's return sets stage for showdown over coronavirus relief package

The Senate's return to Capitol Hill sets the stage for a showdown over the next coronavirus relief package.
1 year ago
Senate's return sets stage for showdown over coronavirus relief package
1 year ago

Senate returns to a Capitol with new, socially distanced changes

The Senate returns to a Capitol with nearly empty hallways and committee rooms. And nearly everyone is wearing a face mask.
1 year ago
Senate returns to a Capitol with new, socially distanced changes
1 year ago

Remote vote? In Trump shadow, stay-home Congress eyes change

Congress wants its voice back.
1 year ago
Remote vote? In Trump shadow, stay-home Congress eyes change