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April 13, 2021, 8:15 PM

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.
April 13, 2021, 8:15 PM
Inside look at congresswomens’ first 100 days in Congress
April 7, 2021, 1:12 AM

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.
April 7, 2021, 1:12 AM
Freshman representatives on being part of 117th Congress, the most diverse in history
March 25, 2021, 8:08 PM

Lawmakers press Big Tech CEOs on speech responsibility

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google are face a grilling.
March 25, 2021, 8:08 PM
Congress to press Big Tech CEOs over speech, misinformation
1 month 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
1 month ago
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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.
1 month ago
House Democrats pass election reforms as GOP moves to change voting laws
2 months ago

Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades

Congress is to debate a major overhaul of U.S. elections law.
2 months ago
Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades
2 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.
2 months ago
Congress has expanded use of controversial tool to 'tear down' regulations
2 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.
2 months ago
Democrats and GOP can't agree on school funding in newest COVID aid package
2 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.
2 months ago
House sets to pass COVID-19 relief bill
2 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.
2 months ago
After racial unrest across US, Congress takes another look at reparations
2 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.
2 months ago
Movement to enact Equal Rights Amendment in Constitution sees revival
3 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.
3 months ago
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago
Historic showdown in Congress as GOP members challenge Biden's electoral vote win
3 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
3 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.
3 months ago
Nancy Pelosi re-elected for House Speaker
3 months ago

Pelosi wins tight race for House speaker

Pelosi, 80, is the only woman to ever serve as speaker.
3 months ago
Pelosi wins tight race for House speaker
4 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
4 months ago
4 months ago

GOP Sen. Mike Lee blocks bipartisan effort to establish Latino, women's museums

Lee, a Republican from Utah, said they will "further divide" America.
4 months ago
Republican senator blocks Latino, women's history museums
4 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.
4 months ago
Record gain for women in Congress highlights lack of diversity among Republicans
5 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.
5 months ago
After House losses, divided Democrats chart path forward under President-elect Biden
5 months 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.
5 months ago
How the election impacts balance of power in the Senate
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Senate Republicans move Barrett Supreme Court nomination toward final vote
7 months 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.
7 months ago
House Dems investigating Pompeo, wife to face off with senior State Dept. officials
7 months 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.
7 months ago
House committee approves bill that would ban doping of horses on race day
7 months 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.
7 months ago
House Oversight to investigate postmaster general about campaign donations
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Senate returns to partisan showdowns as election looms
8 months 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.
8 months ago
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls chamber back from recess
8 months ago

GOP senator subpoenas FBI over Russia, defends Biden probe

Sen. Ron Johnson's committee is probing the Trump-Russia investigation.
8 months 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
1 year ago

Negotiators close on nearly $2 trillion virus aid package

Leaders are struggling to agree a nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package.
1 year ago
Hill talks continue as Trump appears to waffle on shutdown
1 year ago

Fallout of '08 bailout looms over Washington negotiations

There's far more taxpayer money at stake in 2008.
1 year ago
Fallout of '08 bailout looms over Washington negotiations
1 year ago

Amid virus, Congress' leaders resist call for remote voting

“We'll not be doing that," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said.
1 year ago
Amid virus, Congress' leaders resist call for remote voting
1 year ago

Former Rep. Katie Hill on resigning after sex scandal: 'I made the right call'

Hill continues to deny allegations that she had a sexual relationship with a congressional staffer and said her bisexuality played a part in "sensationalizing" the scandal.
1 year ago
Former Rep. Katie Hill on resigning after sex scandal: 'I made the right call'
1 year ago

Justices return for season of big decisions, amid campaign

For a Supreme Court that says it has an allergy to politics, the next few months might require a lot of tissues
1 year ago
Justices return for season of big decisions, amid campaign
1 year ago

Senate passes bipartisan resolution to curb Trump's war authority on Iran

The Senate passed a bipartisan war powers resolution on Thursday aimed at reigning in President Donald Trump’s ability to use military action against Iran.
1 year ago
Senate passes bipartisan resolution to curb Trump's war authority on Iran
1 year ago

House passes resolution that would dissolve Equal Rights Amendment deadline

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution Thursday that would pave the way for the long-developing Equal Rights Amendment.
1 year ago
House passes resolution that would dissolve Equal Rights Amendment deadline
1 year ago

Senate poised to pass resolution to curb Trump's war authority on Iran

The resolution on Thursday aimed to rein in President Trump’s ability to use military action against Iran without prior Congressional approval.
1 year ago
Senate poised to pass resolution to curb Trump's war authority on Iran
1 year ago

House to vote on removing Equal Rights Amendment deadline

The U.S. House of Representatives is slated to vote on a resolution Thursday that would pave the way for the long-developing Equal Rights Amendment.
1 year ago
House to vote on removing Equal Rights Amendment deadline
1 year ago

Senate passes USMCA trade deal amid impeachment proceedings

A revised trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMCA) was passed by the Senate on Thursday. It now heads to President Donald Trump's desk.
1 year ago
Senate passes USMCA trade deal amid impeachment proceedings
1 year ago

Majority Leader McConnell is 'the new master of the Senate': Christie

The Powerhouse Roundtable debates the politics of impeachment, the Iran conflict and the 2020 election.
1 year ago
Majority Leader McConnell is 'the new master of the Senate': Christie
1 year ago

Rep. John Lewis' cancer diagnosis results in outpouring of support

Lewis, 79, who has served in the House of Representatives since 1987, said he plans to fight the disease as he's fought throughout his life.
1 year ago
Rep. John Lewis' cancer diagnosis results in outpouring of support
1 year ago

US Rep John Lewis of Georgia says he has pancreatic cancer

Rep. John Lewis of Georgia vows to stay in office while he fights the disease.
1 year ago
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Congress could raise federal age to buy tobacco to 21 as part of spending bill

Congress is considering a measure to raise the federal age to purchase tobacco to 21 in the massive government funding bill expected to pass by week's end.
1 year ago
Congress could raise federal age to buy tobacco to 21 as part of spending bill
1 year ago

Half a dozen congressional staffers resign saying NJ Democrat told them he is switching parties

Half a dozen congressional staffers resign after they say Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew told them he is joining the Republican party.
1 year ago
Half a dozen staffers resign, say NJ Dem congressman told them he's switching parties
1 year ago

Five aides to party-switching House lawmaker resign

Five aides to a Democrat who plans to become a Republican say they're resigning.
1 year ago
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Amid impeachment, House Democrats strike deal with White House on modified USMCA trade agreement

House Democrats announced on Tuesday a new modified trade deal agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Touting it as a victory for lawmakers and the Trump admin.
1 year ago
House Democrats strike deal with White House on modified USMCA trade agreement
1 year ago

Rep. Elijah Cummings' daughters back aide over his widow in race to fill seat

Rep. Elijah Cummings' daughters are backing his longtime aide over his widow in the race to fill the Baltimore seat.
1 year ago
Rep. Elijah Cummings' daughters back aide over his widow in race to fill seat
1 year ago

Top lawmakers reach agreement on spending as deadline nears

Talks on a package of spending bills to fund the government produce breakthrough
1 year ago