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June 24, 2022, 11:17 PM

Congress approves free student meal extension through summer

The bill aims to keep up the pandemic-era distribution of meals through summer.
June 24, 2022, 11:17 PM
Congress approves free student meal extension through summer
June 23, 2022, 7:29 PM

Patsy Mink, 1st woman of color elected to Congress, honored with portrait on Capitol Hill

Rep. Mink was key in ensuring Title IX, signed 50 years ago, became law.
June 23, 2022, 7:29 PM
1st woman of color elected to Congress honored with portrait on Capitol Hill
1 month ago

Vermont likely to elect its 1st woman to Congress this year

It is the only state in the country that has never sent a woman to Congress.
1 month ago
Vermont likely to elect its 1st woman to Congress this year
1 month ago

Bipartisan senators meet on reviving stalled gun control talks

The bipartisan meeting comes two days after the Texas school mass shooting.
1 month ago
Bipartisan senators meet on reviving stalled gun control talks
2 months ago

Congress holds historic hearing on Navy UFO sightings

ABC News Senior Pentagon Reporter Luis Martinez discusses the importance of the hearing and what new light could be shed on these mysteries.
2 months ago
Congress holds historic hearing on Navy UFO sightings
2 months ago

Congress investigates mass shortage of baby formula in US

President Joe Biden asked the Federal Trade Commission to monitor the formula market for price gouging and to investigate any complaints.
2 months ago
Congress investigates mass shortage of baby formula in US
2 months ago

Senate Republicans block bill that would codify Roe v. Wade abortion rights

Senate Democrats forced a vote Wednesday on a bill to codify abortion rights, but without 60 votes needed to overcome a GOP-led filibuster, the measure failed.
2 months ago
Senate Republicans block bill that would codify Roe v. Wade abortion rights
2 months ago

Democrats set to vote on bill to ensure access to abortion nationwide

The Senate is expected to vote on legislation that would protect access to abortion under federal law and put an end to restrictions enacted by states.
2 months ago
Democrats set to vote on bill to ensure access to abortion nationwide
2 months ago

Senate passes legislation to protect SCOTUS families after protests

The Senate passed a bill on Monday to increase protection for Supreme Court justices and extend security to family members amid protests at their homes following last week's leaked draft opinion.
2 months ago
Senate passes legislation to protect SCOTUS families after protests
2 months ago

Late US Sen. Orrin Hatch honored at Utah Capitol

A procession of family, friends and colleagues gathered to honor late U.S. Sen. Orrin G
2 months ago
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U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar meets with Pakistani leaders

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has met with Pakistani leaders in the first visit by a member of Congress since a new coalition government came into power in Islamabad last week after the ouster of former premier Imran Khan
2 months ago
3 months ago

Jackson, COVID and a retirement show Congress' partisan path

A milestone Supreme Court confirmation that endured a flawed process
3 months ago
Jackson, COVID and a retirement show Congress' partisan path
3 months ago

Senate votes to revive lend-lease policy

The World War II-era “lend-lease” policy will be used to quickly get more weapons and aid to Ukraine without involving American troops.
3 months ago
Senate votes to revive lend-lease policy
3 months ago

Sen. Roy Blunt says he will not support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

George Stephanopoulos interviews Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., on "This Week."
3 months ago
Sen. Roy Blunt says he will not support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
3 months ago

House passes $35-a-month insulin cap as Dems seek wider bill

The House has passed a bill capping the monthly cost of insulin at $35 for insured patients
3 months ago
House passes $35-a-month insulin cap as Dems seek wider bill
3 months ago

Bargainers: Bipartisan deal near on trimmed $10B COVID bill

Lawmakers have moved to the brink of clinching a scaled-back bipartisan compromise to provide a fresh $10 billion to combat COVID-19
3 months ago
McConnell says COVID spending package could shrink to $10B
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago
Longest-serving House Republican lies in state
3 months ago

Emmett Till Antilynching Act heads to Biden's desk

The Emmett Till Antilynching Act will head to Joe Biden's desk, after being passed by the House and Senate.
3 months ago
Emmett Till Antilynching Act heads to Biden's desk
3 months ago

US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska announces resignation

He was convicted of lying to federal authorities about illegal campaign donation
3 months ago
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Gen Z candidates look to change face of Congress

ABC News’ Rachel Scott reports on a new generation of political candidates running for federal office in the 2022 midterm elections.
3 months ago
Gen Z candidates look to change face of Congress
3 months ago

Rep. Don Young, longtime Alaska congressman, dies at 88

Don Young, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S. House, has died
3 months ago
Rep. Don Young, longest-serving congressmember, dies at 88
4 months ago

Congress addresses bomb threats at historically Black colleges

HBCU bomb threats will be addressed by Congress in a hearing about campus safety and domestic terrorism.
4 months ago
Congress addresses HBCU bomb threats
4 months ago

Wisconsin Democrats vie for edge in crowded Senate race

Democrats in the crowded primary race for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin are trying to distinguish themselves through traditional campaign tactics, like million-dollar television ad buys and policy papers
4 months ago
Wisconsin Democrats vie for edge in crowded Senate race
4 months ago

Congress votes to renew landmark domestic violence law

The 1990s-era law extends protections to victims of domestic and sexual violence
4 months ago
4 months ago

The House is preparing to vote on a bill to officially ban Russian oil imports.

The legislation banning Russian oil is expected to pass with broad bipartisan support, landing what President Joe Biden calls a powerful blow to Vladimir Putin's war machine.
4 months ago
The House is preparing to vote on a bill to officially ban Russian oil imports.
4 months ago

Congress approves bill making lynching a federal hate crime

The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act was named after the Black teenager whose brutal murder in 1955 sparked the Civil Rights movement in America.
4 months ago
Congress approves bill making lynching a federal hate crime
4 months ago

House approves bill to help veterans exposed to 'burn pits'

The push to support veterans plagued with health issues they say were caused by toxic burn pits got a boost from President Biden in his State of the Union address.
4 months ago
House approves bill to help veterans exposed to 'burn pits'
5 months ago

Minnesota Rep. Jim Hagedorn dies at 59 after cancer battle

He died after a battle with kidney cancer.
5 months ago
Minnesota's Rep. Jim Hagedorn dies at 59 after cancer battle
5 months ago

Pelosi open to banning congressional stock trading after months of resistance

Democrats are heading into a long "uphill battle" to ban individual stock ownership among members of Congress.
5 months ago
Pelosi open to banning congressional stock trading after months of resistance
5 months ago

Florida senator fights back over nude images stolen from her

Someone is trying to extort her by threatening to reveal stolen nude photos.
5 months ago
Florida senator fights back over nude images stolen from her
5 months ago

Democrats fail to pass voting rights legislation in Senate for 5th time

Rachel Scott reports from Washington, D.C., on the Democrats’ failed attempt to pass sweeping voting reform.
5 months ago
Democrats fail to pass voting rights legislation in Senate for 5th time
5 months ago

Senate debates voting rights bill

Democrats have been scrambling for weeks to find a way to pass voting rights legislation, but it is expected to fail for the fifth time.
5 months ago
Senate debates voting rights bill
6 months ago

Democrat Cherfilus-McCormick to fill Florida US House seat

Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick will fill Florida’s vacant U.S. House seat
6 months ago
Florida US House election: Democrats have huge advantage
7 months ago

Senators take aim at fraudsters flooding the market with fake masks

The bill, obtained exclusively by ABC News, will grant more authority to the Food and Drug Administration to enforce and punish counterfeiters in the mask industry.
7 months ago
Senators aim to curb fake masks in the market
7 months ago

Lawmakers reach deal to raise debt ceiling

Congressional leaders on Tuesday announced a deal that would avert a default of the nation's credit by allowing Democrats to raise the debt ceiling, just days before its Dec. 15 deadline.
7 months ago
Lawmakers reach deal to raise debt ceiling
7 months ago

Why Congress keeps letting deadlines pile up and pushing them back

Why does Congress keep missing deadlines and pushing them back, including on some critical funding issues and with President Joe's Biden's agenda?
7 months ago
Why Congress keeps letting deadlines pile up and pushing them back
7 months ago

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

The Senate has passed a stopgap spending bill that avoids a short-term shutdown.
7 months ago
Senate passes funding bill, avoiding shutdown
7 months ago

Carrie Meek, pioneering Black former congresswoman, dies

She was the grandchild of a slave and a sharecropper’s daughter.
7 months ago
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House Democrats pass sweeping social spending, climate policy bill

After months of wrangling, House Democrats on Friday passed President Joe Biden's roughly $1.75 trillion "Build Back Better" proposal.
7 months ago
House Democrats pass sweeping social spending, climate policy bill
7 months ago

House passes spending bill after top Republican speaks for hours

The House passed President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took to the floor for more than four hours, delaying Democrats plans to approve the bill.
7 months ago
House passes spending bill after top Republican speaks for hours
8 months ago

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski to run in 2022; Trump backs rival

Sen. Lisa Murkowski has announced that she will run for reelection.
8 months ago
Murkowski announces reelection bid opposed by Trump
8 months ago

Max Cleland dies; senator and veteran lost limbs in Vietnam

Former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland has died
8 months ago
Max Cleland dies; senator and veteran lost limbs in Vietnam
8 months ago

GOP congressman under fire for anime attacking Ocasio-Cortez

Arizona congressman Paul Gosar is facing criticism.
8 months ago
Rep. Gosar under fire for anime attacking Rep. Ocasio-Cortez
8 months ago

Parents brace for more limited Child Tax Credit in Democratic dealmaking

According to a Columbia University study, the first Child Tax Credit payment in July alone lifted 3 million children above the poverty line.
8 months ago
Parents brace for more limited Child Tax Credit in Democratic dealmaking
8 months ago

Reaching across the aisle

New York Congressman Tom Reed speaks about the efforts to pass bipartisan infrastructure and spending plans.
8 months ago
Reaching across the aisle
9 months ago

House of Representatives staffer faces child porn charges

He works as a program manager for the sergeant-at-arms of the House
9 months ago
9 months ago

House sends debt limit hike to Biden, staving off default

Lawmakers are scrambling to pass a short-term lift of the nation’s debt limit.
9 months ago
House returns to stave off default with debt limit vote
9 months ago

Once a hero, Oregon congressional candidate funds questioned

Hero soldier Alek Skarlatos formed a nonprofit to advocate for veterans.
9 months ago
9 months ago

Negotiations on Biden’s infrastructure bill intensify at Congressional Baseball Game

On Wednesday, lawmakers of all stripes enjoyed America’s favorite pastime: baseball.
9 months ago
Negotiations on Biden’s infrastructure bill intensify at Congressional Baseball Game
9 months ago

Democrats face critical week on Capitol Hill

Democratic lawmakers remain at odds over the bipartisan infrastructure package that is expected to come to a vote on Thursday and a possible government shutdown on Friday.
9 months ago
Democrats face critical week on Capitol Hill