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September 15, 2020, 9:16 AM

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.
September 15, 2020, 9:16 AM
House Dems investigating Pompeo, wife to face off with senior State Dept. officials
September 9, 2020, 8:13 PM

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.
September 9, 2020, 8:13 PM
House committee approves bill that would ban doping of horses on race day
September 8, 2020, 2:24 PM

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.
September 8, 2020, 2:24 PM
House Oversight to investigate postmaster general about campaign donations
September 7, 2020, 9:08 AM

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.
September 7, 2020, 9:08 AM
Senate returns to partisan showdowns as election looms
1 month 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 month ago
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls chamber back from recess
2 months ago

GOP senator subpoenas FBI over Russia, defends Biden probe

Sen. Ron Johnson's committee is probing the Trump-Russia investigation.
2 months ago
GOP senator subpoenas FBI over Russia, defends Biden probe
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Senate's return sets stage for showdown over coronavirus relief package
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Senate returns to a Capitol with new, socially distanced changes
5 months ago

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

Congress wants its voice back.
5 months ago
Remote vote? In Trump shadow, stay-home Congress eyes change
6 months ago

Negotiators close on nearly $2 trillion virus aid package

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

Fallout of '08 bailout looms over Washington negotiations

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

Amid virus, Congress' leaders resist call for remote voting

“We'll not be doing that," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said.
6 months ago
Amid virus, Congress' leaders resist call for remote voting
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Former Rep. Katie Hill on resigning after sex scandal: 'I made the right call'
7 months 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
7 months ago
Justices return for season of big decisions, amid campaign
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Senate passes bipartisan resolution to curb Trump's war authority on Iran
7 months 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.
7 months ago
House passes resolution that would dissolve Equal Rights Amendment deadline
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Senate poised to pass resolution to curb Trump's war authority on Iran
7 months 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.
7 months ago
House to vote on removing Equal Rights Amendment deadline
8 months 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.
8 months ago
Senate passes USMCA trade deal amid impeachment proceedings
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Majority Leader McConnell is 'the new master of the Senate': Christie
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Rep. John Lewis' cancer diagnosis results in outpouring of support
9 months 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.
9 months ago
9 months ago

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.
9 months ago
Congress could raise federal age to buy tobacco to 21 as part of spending bill
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Half a dozen staffers resign, say NJ Dem congressman told them he's switching parties
9 months ago

Five aides to party-switching House lawmaker resign

Five aides to a Democrat who plans to become a Republican say they're resigning.
9 months ago
10 months ago

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.
10 months ago
House Democrats strike deal with White House on modified USMCA trade agreement
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Rep. Elijah Cummings' daughters back aide over his widow in race to fill seat
10 months ago

Top lawmakers reach agreement on spending as deadline nears

Talks on a package of spending bills to fund the government produce breakthrough
10 months ago
10 months ago

Barack Obama, Clintons, family honor Elijah Cummings at funeral

Rep. Elijah Cummings' funeral is taking place in Baltimore, featuring speeches from former President Barack Obama, the Clintons, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and more.
10 months ago
Obama and Clinton honor Elijah Cummings: 'I love this man'
1 year ago

Rep. Elijah Cummings' widow to run for his congressional seat

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of Rep. Elijah Cummings, will run for her late husband's congressional seat.
1 year ago
Rep. Elijah Cummings' widow to run for his congressional seat
1 year ago

Elijah Cummings’ widow campaigns for his congressional seat

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings is a public policy consultant who ran for Maryland governor last year.
1 year ago
Elijah Cummings’ widow campaigns for his congressional seat
1 year ago

Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume to run for seat formerly held by Cummings

Former Rep. and NAACP President Kweisi Mfume to run for old seat to replace Cummings.
1 year ago
Former NAACP president to run for seat formerly held by Cummings
1 year ago

Katie Hill blasts 'double standard' in final floor speech

Hill, who has suggested she is the victim of "revenge porn," said she is leaving Congress "because of a misogynistic culture."
1 year ago
Katie Hill blasts 'double standard' in final floor speech
1 year ago

Katie Hill gives final speech before resigning

California Rep. Katie Hill gave her final floor speech on Capitol Hill on Thursday amid allegations of a relationship with a campaign staffer.
1 year ago
Katie Hill gives final speech before resigning
1 year ago

Former Rep. John Conyers has died at the age of 90

Conyers was the longest serving African American member of Congress in U.S. history.
1 year ago
Former Rep. John Conyers has died at the age of 90
1 year ago

Democrat Congresswoman steps down amid ethics investigation

Freshman House Democrat Katie Hill made an announcement in the face of questions about her relationship with a staffer amid a divorce battle.
1 year ago
Democrat Congresswoman steps down amid ethics investigation
1 year ago

Congresswoman Katie Hill resigns

Hill was accused of having inappropriate relations with her staffers. ABC News’ Kenneth Moton reports.
1 year ago
Congresswoman Katie Hill resigns
1 year ago

Cummings remembered as 'fierce champion' at funeral

Congressman and civil rights leader Elijah Cummings is being remembered as a "fierce champion of truth, justice and kindness" at a funeral in Baltimore
1 year ago
Obama, Clinton to honor US Rep. Cummings at funeral
1 year ago

Hundreds gather to say farewell to Rep. Elijah Cummings

Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton paid their respects to the late congressman and civil rights leader.
1 year ago
Hundreds gather to say farewell to Rep. Elijah Cummings
1 year ago

Rep. Katie Hill denies sexual affair with staffer

The California congresswoman’s denial comes as the House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into allegations of a sexual affair.
1 year ago
Rep. Hill denies sexual affair with staffer
1 year ago

Congress to discuss Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act

Michelle Durham, before she testifies on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, shared how she could not take another position at her job and had to take an unpaid leave of absence when she was pregnant.
1 year ago
Congress to discuss Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act
1 year ago

This Congresswoman nicknamed 'period lady' is on a mission to give all women access to period products

Rep. Grace Meng has scored victories in making period products a fundamental right.
1 year ago
Meet the congresswoman fighting for access to period products
1 year ago

Rep. Elijah Cummings, House Oversight Committee Chair, is dead at 68

Elijah Cummings, the long-serving Democratic congressman who was deeply involved in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, has passed away at the age of 68.
1 year ago
Rep. Elijah Cummings, House Oversight Committee Chair, is dead at 68
1 year ago

Civil rights leader Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at 68

Maryland representative Elijah Cummings, the long-serving Democratic congressman, was deeply involved in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
1 year ago
Civil rights leader Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at 68
1 year ago

Pastor Andrew Brunson offers Senate opening prayer

A year after Andrew Brunson was released from a two-year imprisonment in Turkey, the American pastor was invited to give the opening prayer on the Senate floor.
1 year ago
Pastor Andrew Brunson offers Senate opening prayer
1 year ago

Pelosi says Trump ‘scared’ of impeachment inquiry

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, “I think the president knows the argument that can be made against him, and he’s scared.”
1 year ago
Pelosi: Trump ‘scared’ of impeachment probe
1 year ago

Sparks fly during top intel official's testimony on whistleblower complaint

Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire defended his initial refusal to turn over the complaint to Congress. Experts discuss how the impeachment inquiry could affect President Trump.
1 year ago
Sparks fly during top intel official's testimony on whistleblower complaint
1 year ago

Congress prepares for high-stakes hearing on Ukraine call

The House Intelligence Committee will question Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire about the whistleblower complaint that prompted an impeachment inquiry.
1 year ago
Congress prepares for high-stakes hearing on Ukraine call
1 year ago

Pelosi announces Trump impeachment inquiry

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described “the dishonorable fact of the president’s betrayal of his oath of office” in announcing the formal impeachment inquiry.
1 year ago
Pelosi announces Trump impeachment inquiry
1 year ago

'No one is above the law': Nancy Pelosi announces official impeachment inquiry

Pelosi made the announcement amid questions about whether Trump had made aid to Ukraine contingent on the country's president agreeing to investigate political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
1 year ago
'No one is above the law': Nancy Pelosi announces official impeachment inquiry