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April 12, 2024 at 8:57 PM

4 takeaways for parents from the Senate grilling of social media CEOs

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized to families in dramatic testimony on Capitol Hill.
April 12, 2024 at 8:57 PM
Families of kids harmed online react to Mark Zuckerberg’s apology
April 12, 2024 at 6:46 PM

House passes reauthorization of key US surveillance program after days of upheaval over changes

The U.S. House has passed a bill to reauthorize and reform a key U.S. government surveillance tool without including broad restrictions on how the FBI uses this crucial program to search for Americans’ data
April 12, 2024 at 6:46 PM
April 12, 2024 at 1:58 AM

House Speaker Mike Johnson is negotiating with White House to advance Ukraine aid

House Speaker Mike Johnson is negotiating with the White House as he prepares for the treacherous task of advancing wartime funding for Ukraine and Israel through the House
April 12, 2024 at 1:58 AM
April 11, 2024 at 6:40 PM

Japan's Fumio Kishida stresses Ukraine aid, US world role in speech to Congress

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addressed Congress, praising U.S. leadership on the world stage as "indispensable" amid threats from Russia and China.
April 11, 2024 at 6:40 PM
Japan's Fumio Kishida stresses Ukraine aid, US world role in speech to Congress
April 11, 2024 at 5:23 PM

FISA bill in limbo after procedural vote fails in House

Republicans blocked a controversial surveillance law, called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, after former President Donald Trump urged Republicans to kill the bill that would extend it.
April 11, 2024 at 5:23 PM
FISA bill in limbo after procedural vote fails in House
April 10, 2024 at 11:04 PM

House fails to pass procedural vote on FISA in blow to GOP

A key procedural vote on a bill to reauthorize the FISA failed on the House floor, another sign of Republican infighting under Speaker Mike Johnson's leadership.
April 10, 2024 at 11:04 PM
House fails to pass procedural vote on FISA in blow to GOP
April 10, 2024 at 8:18 PM

Mike Johnson, Marjorie Taylor Greene speakership standoff continues after meeting

House Speaker Mike Johnson and fellow Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene met Wednesday amid Greene’s looming threat to remove Johnson from his post.
April 10, 2024 at 8:18 PM
Mike Johnson, Marjorie Taylor Greene speakership standoff continues after meeting
April 10, 2024 at 6:52 PM

Speaker Johnson to meet with Marjorie Taylor Greene Wednesday

House Speaker Mike Johnson has been at odds with fellow Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene the past few months.
April 10, 2024 at 6:52 PM
Speaker Johnson to meet with Marjorie Taylor Greene Wednesday
April 10, 2024 at 5:11 PM

House speaker addresses motion to oust him

Mike Johnson said he plans to meet with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene as she threatens to oust him.
April 10, 2024 at 5:11 PM
House speaker addresses motion to oust him
April 9, 2024 at 6:46 PM

Speaker Mike Johnson under threat from his own party

The House is set to debate Ukraine funding as Speaker Mike Johnson comes under fire from members of the Republican party.
April 9, 2024 at 6:46 PM
Speaker Mike Johnson under threat from his own party
April 5, 2024 at 2:04 PM

With razor-thin GOP margin, could House control flip to Democrats?

With a razor-thin GOP majority in the House and a move to potentially oust the speaker, could the power in the House flip before the election?
April 5, 2024 at 2:04 PM
With razor-thin GOP margin, could House control flip to Democrats?
April 2, 2024 at 8:51 PM

House Republicans want to rename Virginia's Dulles Airport after Donald Trump

House Republicans have introduced a bill to rename Washington Dulles International Airport after former President Donald Trump.
April 2, 2024 at 8:51 PM
House Republicans want to rename Virginia's Dulles Airport after Donald Trump
April 2, 2024 at 8:27 PM

Arizona Senate race between Lake, Gallego could come down to rebranding battle

Arizona's Senate race is pitting a hard-line conservative and a progressive against each other, some experts told ABC News.
April 2, 2024 at 8:27 PM
Arizona Senate race could come down to rebranding battle, insiders say
April 2, 2024 at 2:58 AM

House Speaker Johnson calls Greene's move to oust him a 'distraction' for Republicans

House Speaker Mike Johnson on Sunday went on the offense in an effort to save his speakership after fellow Marjorie Taylor Greene filed a motion to oust him.
April 2, 2024 at 2:58 AM
Johnson calls Greene's move to oust him a 'distraction' for Republicans
April 1, 2024 at 11:11 PM

Speaker Johnson reacts to fellow GOP rep’s motion to vacate

Rachel Bade says it's looking "increasingly likely" that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene will try to force a vote on the motion she filed last week to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson.
April 1, 2024 at 11:11 PM
Speaker Johnson reacts to fellow GOP rep’s motion to vacate
April 1, 2024 at 2:22 PM

Former US Rep. William Delahunt of Massachusetts has died at age 82

Longtime U.S. Rep. William D. Delahunt died on Saturday.
April 1, 2024 at 2:22 PM
March 28, 2024 at 9:31 PM

House Republicans want Biden to testify at April impeachment hearing as White House slams probe

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer on Thursday officially invited President Joe Biden to testify before the panel
March 28, 2024 at 9:31 PM
GOP wants Biden to testify at April impeachment hearing as White House slams probe
March 25, 2024 at 8:27 PM

House members seem to really hate their jobs

U.S. representatives are increasingly cutting their congressional careers off early.
March 25, 2024 at 8:27 PM
House members seem to really hate their jobs
March 24, 2024 at 10:07 PM

New Jersey's first lady Tammy Murphy suspends Senate campaign against Andy Kim

New Jersey's first lady Tammy Murphy is ending her Senate campaign, cutting short what was shaping up to be a protracted Democratic primary against Rep. Andy Kim
March 24, 2024 at 10:07 PM
New Jersey's first lady Tammy Murphy suspends Senate campaign against Andy Kim
March 24, 2024 at 9:09 PM

Congress has a ‘serious problem with setting priorities’: Former Rep. Ken Buck

The Powerhouse Roundtable breaks down the latest news on “This Week.”
March 24, 2024 at 9:09 PM
Congress has a ‘serious problem with setting priorities’: Former Rep. Ken Buck
March 24, 2024 at 1:47 AM

Government shutdown averted as Congress passes spending bill

President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan bill into law that includes money to hire 2,000 additional border agents to assist with the ongoing migrant crisis at the Southern border.
March 24, 2024 at 1:47 AM
Government shutdown averted as Congress passes spending bill
March 23, 2024 at 5:31 PM

Biden signs $1.2 trillion government funding package, averting partial shutdown

The Senate passed the $1.2 trillion government funding bills early Saturday in a 74-24 vote.
March 23, 2024 at 5:31 PM
Biden signs $1.2 trillion government funding package, averting partial shutdown
March 23, 2024 at 3:58 PM

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to oust Speaker Mike Johnson

ABC News’ Deputy Political Director Averi Harper and ABC News’ White House correspondent MaryAlice Parks has a closer look at the top political headlines this week.
March 23, 2024 at 3:58 PM
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to oust Speaker Mike Johnson
March 22, 2024 at 10:43 PM

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to vacate Speaker Johnson

"I filed the motion to vacate today, but it's more of a warning and a pink slip," Greene told reporters outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
March 22, 2024 at 10:43 PM
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to vacate Speaker Johnson
March 22, 2024 at 7:55 PM

Rep. Mike Gallagher to leave Congress next month, shrinking GOP's narrow majority

Republican Rep. Mike Gallagher, who had already announced he would not be seeking reelection, announced Friday that he’s resigning from Congress next month.
March 22, 2024 at 7:55 PM
Rep. Mike Gallagher to leave Congress next month, shrinking GOP's narrow majority
March 22, 2024 at 6:21 PM

House passes package to avert partial government shutdown

The funding package now heads to the Senate. It's not clear when a vote would happen in the chamber.
March 22, 2024 at 6:21 PM
House passes package to avert partial government shutdown
March 22, 2024 at 5:34 PM

Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has filed a motion to vacate House Speaker Mike Johnson.
March 22, 2024 at 5:34 PM
Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson
March 22, 2024 at 4:47 PM

GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to vacate House speaker's seat

Greene filed a motion to vacate the speaker’s chair, threatening to oust Speaker Mike Johnson just months after he ascended to the speakership.
March 22, 2024 at 4:47 PM
GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to vacate House speaker's seat
March 21, 2024 at 8:26 PM

Johnson says he will invite Netanyahu to address Congress amid partisan tension

House Speaker Mike Johnson said Thursday that he will invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.
March 21, 2024 at 8:26 PM
Johnson says he will invite Netanyahu to address Congress amid partisan tension
March 21, 2024 at 7:30 PM

What's in the $1.2 trillion government funding package: Key and controversial provisions

The long-awaited bipartisan government funding package bill text was released early Thursday morning as a shutdown looms.
March 21, 2024 at 7:30 PM
What's in $1.2 trillion government funding package: Key and controversial provisions
March 21, 2024 at 9:48 AM

Senate mulls TikTok ban amid US national security concerns

Congress weighs TikTok ban amid growing concern the Chinese social media giant is a communist propaganda tool that could impact the results of the upcoming U.S. election.
March 21, 2024 at 9:48 AM
Senate mulls TikTok ban amid US national security concerns
1 month ago

Top US generals testify about chaos of Afghanistan exit: 'We could not forge a nation'

Gens. Mark Milley and Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie are testifying before a House committee about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021
1 month ago
Top generals testify about chaos of Afghanistan exit: 'We could not forge a nation'
1 month ago

Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee's brother killed in shooting, sheriff says

Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee's brother, Tim Kildee, was killed in a shooting early Tuesday morning in Genesee County, Michigan, according to local law enforcement.
1 month ago
Michigan lawmaker's brother killed in shooting, sheriff says
1 month ago

A government shutdown is looming, again. Why time is running out to avert it, despite agreement on DHS funding

Congressional leaders and the White House have reached an agreement to fund DHS, one of the last hurdles to prevent a partial government shutdown deadline Friday.
1 month ago
Congressional leaders reach funding agreement -- but could a shutdown still happen?
1 month ago

Government shutdown looms as Congress sorts through DHS funding

Congress is beginning the week without a deal to avert a partial government shutdown by Friday's deadline.
1 month ago
Government shutdown looms as Congress sorts through DHS funding
1 month ago

Rep. Turner disagrees with Trump's anti-migrant rhetoric but argues he can 'fix' border 'crisis'

Rep. Mike Turner, a top House Republican, on Sunday said he disagreed with Trump calling some migrants "not people" and "animals"
1 month ago
Turner disagrees with Trump migrant comments but argues he can 'fix' border 'crisis'
1 month ago

Where does the TikTok bill stand in the Senate?

ABC News’ chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz breaks down the latest top political headlines.
1 month ago
Where does the TikTok bill stand in the Senate?
1 month ago

Will Bernie Sanders' proposed 32-hour workweek pass Congress?

The measure would require companies to cut hours but preserve pay.
1 month ago
What to know about the proposed 32-hour workweek
1 month ago

'You can't write her political obituary': Boebert walks tightrope to stay in Congress

GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert is walking the narrowest of tightropes as she campaigns to remain in Congress. But operatives warn against writing her off just yet.
1 month ago
'You can't write her political obituary': Boebert walks tightrope to stay in Congress
1 month ago

Sharp divide in Congress over Israel's war in Gaza

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for new elections in Israel, while Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is accusing Democrats of having an "anti-Israel problem."
1 month ago
Sharp divide in Congress over Israel's war in Gaza
1 month ago

Speaker Johnson urges GOP conference to 'stand together' as party defends razor-thin majority

House Speaker Mike Johnson said Thursday that his message to the GOP conference is to "stick together" and "get the job done" to expand the House majority.
1 month ago
Speaker Johnson's message to GOP conference: 'Stand together'
1 month ago

Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for new elections in Israel

"The Netanyahu coalition no longer fits the needs of Israel after Oct. 7," said Schumer, who has been critical of the Israeli prime minister.
1 month ago
Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for new elections in Israel
1 month ago

TikTok content creator reacts to House vote that could ban TikTok

TikTok creator Nadya Okamoto talks about how the potential TikTok ban could have a ripple effect on small businesses.
1 month ago
TikTok content creator reacts to House vote that could ban TikTok
1 month ago

House set to vote on bill that could ban TikTok from US

The high-stakes battle between lawmakers and TikTok over a potential ban of the popular app is set for a House vote on Wednesday on a bill that could bar access to the platform in the United States.
1 month ago
House set to vote on bill that could ban TikTok from US
1 month ago

House passes bill that would ban TikTok if its Chinese owners don't sell the popular app

The House on Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation to force TikTok's Chinese parent company to sell the platform or face a ban in the U.S.
1 month ago
House passes bill that would ban TikTok if its Chinese owners don't sell the app
1 month ago

Democrats and Republicans apply pressure to Special Counsel Robert Hur on Capitol Hill

Hur defended his decision not to recommend charges against President Joe Biden for mishandling classified documents.
1 month ago
Democrats and Republicans apply pressure to Special Counsel Robert Hur on Capitol Hil
1 month ago

Republican Congressman Ken Buck resigns

Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., announced Tuesday he would be stepping down at the end of the week.
1 month ago
Republican Congressman Ken Buck resigns
1 month ago

Sen. Bob Menendez pleads not guilty to obstruction charges in new federal indictment

Bob Menendez pleaded not guilty Monday to obstruction charges contained in a new federal indictment that added to the bribery and corruption charges he already faced.
1 month ago
Sen. Bob Menendez pleads not guilty to obstruction charges in new federal indictment
1 month ago

How Sinema's retirement changes the Arizona Senate race

Her replacement is unlikely to be a moderate.
1 month ago
How Sinema's retirement changes the Arizona Senate race
1 month ago

House set to vote on TikTok ban in US

ABC News’ Ike Ejiochi reports from Capitol Hill on the bill designed to force TikTok’s Chinese parent company to sell its stake or face a possible ban in the U.S.
1 month ago
House set to vote on TikTok ban in US