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Politics - U.S. House
Mar 03, 2021

Empty Office Buildings Squeeze City Budgets as Property Values Fall
A looming hit to tax revenues puts pressure on Congress to deliver relief.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 02, 2021

Biden Gains Two Key Economic Advisers
The Senate confirmed Gina Raimondo as President Biden's commerce secretary and Cecilia Rouse as the head of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 02, 2021

Senate confirms Cecilia Rouse as the first Black chair of White House economic council.
Ms. Rouse's academic research has focused on education, discrimination and the forces that hold some people back in the American economy.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 02, 2021

Mississippi Congressman Faces Allegations of Misusing Campaign Funds
The House Ethics Committee is investigating Representative Steven M. Palazzo after a preliminary inquiry found he engaged in a "concerning pattern" of spending campaign funds on his waterfront house.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 02, 2021

Biden Drops Tanden Nomination Amid Bipartisan Opposition
The White House had insisted that it would stand by Neera Tanden as President Biden's top budget official, but it became clear that she did not have the Senate votes to be confirmed.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 02, 2021

With Demise of Wage Increase, Biden and Democrats Face Progressive Ire
President Biden and top Democrats are working to ensure that frustration over the exclusion of the minimum wage increase in the stimulus plan does not overshadow the success of the package.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 02, 2021

F.B.I. Director Testifies On the Capitol Riot
The F.B.I.'s director, Christopher A. Wray, testified before the Senate on Tuesday about the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. His testimony focused on the emergence of domestic terrorism and the identification of extremist groups involved in the attack.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 02, 2021

Mississippi Republican Investigated for Using Campaign Funds on Home
The Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics said there was "substantial reason to believe that Rep. Palazzo converted funds to personal use to pay expenses that were not legitimate."

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 01, 2021

After Stimulus, Biden to Tackle Another Politically Tricky Issue: Infrastructure
Strengthening the country's highways, bridges and broadband networks has broad popular support, but Washington remains bitterly divided on the details.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 01, 2021

Why Infrastructure is Next on Biden's To-Do List
Strengthening the country's highways, bridges and broadband networks has broad popular support, but Washington remains bitterly divided on the details.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 01, 2021

Durbin, New Judiciary Chair, Warns Republicans on Blocking Judges
Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, discussed how he would push through President Biden's judicial nominees, tackle immigration and address domestic terrorism.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 01, 2021

Trump's Republican Hit List at CPAC Is a Warning Shot to His Party
In his first public appearance since leaving office, Donald Trump went through, by name, every Republican who supported his second impeachment and called for them to be ousted.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 01, 2021

Warren Revives Wealth Tax, Citing Pandemic Inequalities
A tax on the net worth of America's wealthiest individuals remains popular with voters, but has yet to be embraced by President Biden.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 01, 2021

How Pro-Trump Forces Pushed a Lie About Antifa at the Capitol Riot
On social media, cable networks and even in the halls of Congress, supporters of Donald J. Trump tried to rewrite history in real time, pushing the fiction that left-wing agitators were to blame for the violence on Jan. 6.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 01, 2021

Ron Johnson Says He Still Has Many Unanswered Questions
The Republican senator from Wisconsin is known for regularly promoting fringe theories favored by the right, most recently questioning the fact that pro-Trump rioters attacked the Capitol.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 27, 2021

House Passes $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Plan
The House's near party-line vote of 219 to 212 on Saturday advances President Biden's sweeping pandemic relief package to the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 27, 2021

Covid Stimulus Bill Heads to the Senate
The $1.9 trillion pandemic aid bill narrowly passed the House, but now must maneuver through a procedural and political thicket in the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 27, 2021

Biden Agenda Faces Difficult Test as Stimulus Measure Heads to Senate
The $1.9 trillion pandemic aid bill narrowly passed the House, but now must maneuver through a procedural and political thicket in the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 26, 2021

Democrats Move to Salvage Minimum Wage Hike
As the House prepared to pass President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package as early as Friday night, Democrats were searching for a Plan B to raise the minimum wage.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 26, 2021

CPAC Crowd Cheers Josh Hawley's Vote Against Election Results
Senator Josh Hawley received a standing ovation at the Conservative Political Action Conference when he reminded the crowd that he had objected to certifying Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 26, 2021

Republicans Grapple With Raising the Minimum Wage
The politics of a $15 minimum wage are increasingly muddled, but some Republicans are gravitating toward a higher base pay, citing the economic needs of working-class Americans.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 26, 2021

‘Not as Nice as Cancún': Cruz Jokes About Controversial Trip
At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas made light of his recent trip to Cancún, Mexico, which drew criticism as he fled the state during a deadly winter storm.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 25, 2021

This Senator Has Got the Math Wrong About a $15 Minimum Wage
John Thune says he earned $6 an hour as a teenager in the 1970s. That would be more than $20 today.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 25, 2021

Top Senate Official Disqualifies Minimum Wage From Stimulus Plan
The parliamentarian ruled that the provision, which would gradually increase the wage to $15 an hour, violated the strict budgetary rules that limit what can be included in the package.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 25, 2021

Lawmakers Clash Over Call for Special Panel to Investigate Capitol Assault
The disputes are reminiscent of the fight surrounding the creation of the independent commission that conducted an inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 25, 2021

Confirmation in Doubt for Neera Tanden, Biden's Budget Director Pick
The struggle to gain support for the longtime Democratic aide whose combative Twitter posts have drawn criticism reflects miscalculations by the White House and its chief of staff, Ron Klain.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 25, 2021

Rachel Levine Responds to Rand Paul About Transgender Medicine
President Biden's nominee to be assistant secretary of health, who is transgender, and a House member whose daughter is transgender, drew separate attacks from Republican lawmakers.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 25, 2021

House Approves Sweeping L.G.B.T.Q. Equality Legislation
The House narrowly passed the Equality Act on Thursday, a bill that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 25, 2021

House Passes Sweeping Gay and Transgender Equality Legislation
The bill, which was first passed by the Democratic-led House in 2019, faces a steep climb in the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 25, 2021

White House Continues Its Fight For Tanden Confirmation
Neera Tanden had been seen as a strong pick to serve as budget director, but her past tweets became a sticking point with Republicans.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 25, 2021

Rand Paul Lashes Out At Rachel Levine About ‘Genital Mutilation'
Dr. Rachel Levine, President Biden's assistant secretary of health nominee, stands to be the first openly transgender federal official confirmed by the Senate. At a hearing on Thursday, Senator Rand Paul asked Dr. Levine about her stance on "genital mutilation" and minors.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 25, 2021

Jennifer Granholm is confirmed as energy secretary.
Ms. Granholm will oversee an agency that plays a leading role in researching and developing new energy technologies.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 25, 2021

How to Keep Extremists Out of Power
Every political reform proposal must be judged by its ability to fuel or weaken extremist candidates.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 24, 2021

Ready to Nag About Gun Control?
A pandemic makes weapons worse.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 24, 2021

Biden's C.I.A. Pick Warns of China and Russia at Amicable Confirmation Hearing
The nominee, William J. Burns, appears likely to win bipartisan support from senators.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 24, 2021

‘Limit Lasting Damage,' Powell Says in Economic Recovery Testimony
On Wednesday, Jerome H. Powell testified for a second day to congress about the Federal Reserve's role in limiting inflation and stabilizing the economy.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 24, 2021

Fanne Foxe, Who Plunged Into the Tidal Basin and Emerged Famous, Dies at 84
A stripper known as "the Argentine Firecracker," she was at the center of a political sex scandal that rocked Washington in the 1970s.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 24, 2021

Watch Full Video: Day 2 of Jerome Powell's Testimony on Capitol Hill
The Federal Reserve chair, Jerome Powell, testified on the semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress before a virtual hearing of the House Financial Services Committee.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 24, 2021

Haaland Faces Questions on Fossil Fuels at Confirmation Hearing
The vote on President Biden's nominee to head the Interior Department could come down to party lines.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 24, 2021

How Did the ‘Worst of the Worst' Become 3 Out of 4?
Merrick Garland can bring bail reform to the federal justice system.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 24, 2021

Watch Live: Day 2 of Jerome Powell's Testimony on Capitol Hill
The Federal Reserve chair, Jerome Powell, will testify on the semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress before a virtual hearing of the House Financial Services Committee.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 24, 2021

Interior Secretary Nominee Questioned on Fossil Fuel
Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico, President Biden's pick to head the Interior Department, was questioned on past remarks as an activist opposing the fossil fuel industry.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 24, 2021

The Presumption of Freedom
How Merrick Garland can bring bail reform to the federal justice system.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 24, 2021

Mitch McConnell Would Like Trump to Fade Away
Good luck with that.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 24, 2021

Should We Put the Filibuster Out of Its Misery?
Depends on which people you talk to. Ezra Klein and Jessica Anderson join Jane Coaston to debate the Senate's revered and reviled tactic.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 23, 2021

Ex-Security Officials Spread Blame for Failures of Capitol Riot
Former Capitol security officials gave sometimes conflicting accounts in the first high-profile public hearing on the attack by a pro-Trump mob.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 23, 2021

Klobuchar Says ‘This Was a Planned Insurrection'
In her closing remarks, Senator Amy Klobuchar said it was "very clear," based on the information revealed during the joint Senate hearing, that the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was planned.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 23, 2021

‘Diplomacy Is Back': Linda Thomas-Greenfield Is Confirmed as Biden's U.N. Envoy
Ms. Thomas-Greenfield, a career diplomat, will go the U.N. calling for the United States to re-engage with the global body, while dealing with Republican concerns about her prior remarks on China.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 23, 2021

How to Not Be at the Mercy of a Trumpified G.O.P.
Barack Obama asked Democrats to kill the filibuster and pass a voting rights bill because it was the right thing to do. There's a stronger argument.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 23, 2021

Watch Full Video: Jerome Powell Testifies on the Economy
On Tuesday, the Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, testified on the Monetary Policy Report, a semiannual report, before a virtual hearing of the Senate Banking Committee.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 23, 2021

Perdue Will Not Challenge Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat
The announcement came just a week after Mr. Perdue, a former senator and Republican, said he had filed paperwork to kick-start a possible new campaign.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 23, 2021

Watch Live: Jerome Powell Testifies on the Economy
On Tuesday, the Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, will testify on the Monetary Policy Report, a semiannual report, before a virtual hearing of the Senate Banking Committee.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 23, 2021

Xavier Becerra, Health Secretary Pick, Faces Tough Confirmation Hearing
If confirmed, he would be the first Latino to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 23, 2021

How Not to Be at the Mercy of a Trumpified G.O.P.
Barack Obama asked Democrats to kill the filibuster and pass a voting rights bill because it was the right thing to do. There's a stronger argument.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 23, 2021

Restrict the Vote!
If you can't beat them fair and square, tilt the playing field.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 23, 2021

The Capitol Riot Investigation: What to Watch For Today
A Senate hearing on Tuesday will feature the testimony of the top two security officials who were at the Capitol on Jan. 6, as well as police officials who responded to the riot.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 23, 2021

Capitol Riot Senate Investigation: Time, Streaming and More Details
A Senate hearing on Tuesday will feature the testimony of the top two security officials who were at the Capitol on Jan. 6, as well as police officials who responded to the riot.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 22, 2021

Bipartisan Senate Inquiry on Capitol Riot Will Begin With Scrutiny of Security Failures
A hearing on Tuesday will feature the testimony of the top two security officials at the Capitol on Jan. 6, who have since resigned, as well as police officials who responded to the riot.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 22, 2021

Garland, at Confirmation Hearing, Vows to Fight Domestic Extremism
President Biden's nominee for attorney general told the Senate Judiciary Committee that investigating the Capitol riot would be his first priority.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 22, 2021

Merrick Garland Says, ‘I'll Do My Best' as Attorney General
On Monday, Judge Merrick B. Garland delivered an emotional response to a question from Senator Cory Booker on how his family's persecution would influence his role in the Justice Department.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 22, 2021

Tanden's Confirmation on Shaky Ground as More Senators Voice Opposition
Two Republican senators said they would not vote to confirm President Biden's nominee to head the budget office, further dimming her chances to secure enough support in an evenly divided chamber.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 22, 2021

Just When You Thought Politics Couldn't Unravel Any Further
What happens when "All the King's Men" meets "National Lampoon's Vacation"? Nothing good.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 21, 2021

National Guard Deployment at the Capitol Riot Was Delayed by Confusion and Inaction
As violence grew out of control on Jan. 6, the head of the Capitol Police made an urgent request for the National Guard. It took nearly two hours to be approved.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 21, 2021

¿Cómo fue que Ted Cruz se convirtió en el político menos simpático de Estados Unidos?
Su escapada a Cancún durante la emergencia eléctrica de Texas fue solo el más reciente episodio de una carrera política en la que Cruz ha sido repudiado por los demócratas, y no pocos republicanos.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 21, 2021

Garland Says as Attorney General He Would Combat Domestic Extremism
The judge is also expected to affirm his commitment to equal justice under the law and to vow to root out widespread discrimination.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 21, 2021

Garland Says as Attorney General He Will Combat Domestic Extremism
The judge is also expected to affirm his commitment to equal justice under the law and to vow to root out widespread discrimination.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 20, 2021

¿Cómo fue que Ted Cruz se convirtió en el político menos simpático de Estados Unidos
Su escapada a Cancún durante la emergencia eléctrica de Texas fue solo el más reciente episodio de una carrera política en la que Cruz ha sido repudiado por los demócratas, y no pocos republicanos.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 20, 2021

Democrats Beat Trump in 2020. Now They're Asking: What Went Wrong?
Disappointed by down-ballot losses, Democratic interest groups are joining forces to conduct an autopsy of the election results. Republicans do not yet seem willing to reckon with the G.O.P.'s major defeats.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 19, 2021

Republicans Struggle to Derail Increasingly Popular Stimulus Package
Polls show a $1.9 trillion rescue plan polls strongly across the country, including with many Republican voters, despite a scattershot series of attacks from congressional Republicans.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 19, 2021

The Relationship Between McConnell and Trump Was Good for Both — Until It Wasn't
The unlikely alliance delivered results they both wanted but fell apart after the election once their political interests diverged.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 19, 2021

How Ted Cruz Became the Least Sympathetic Politician in America
His getaway to Cancún during the Texas power emergency was only the latest episode in a political career that has left Mr. Cruz reviled by Democrats and more than a few Republicans.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 18, 2021

In GameStop Saga, Robinhood Is Cast as the Villain
Lawmakers at a congressional hearing kept coming back to the chief of the stock-trading app with pointed questions and a key argument: "Something very wrong happened here."

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 18, 2021

Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Biden's Immigration Overhaul in House
Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Representative Linda Sánchez of California disclosed details of the proposal on Thursday in a news conference.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 18, 2021

Bob Dole Has Advanced Lung Cancer, He Says in Statement
Mr. Dole, 97, represented Kansas in the Senate for more than 25 years, including 11 years as the chamber's Republican leader.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 18, 2021

The Romney Family Plan Sees the True Value of Parenting
There is dignity in work, but we should support more than just work done for wages.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 18, 2021

Democratic Lawmakers to Introduce Biden's Immigration Overhaul in House
Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Representative Linda Sánchez of California are expected to disclose details of the proposal in a news conference on Thursday.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 17, 2021

McConnell's Strategy Has Republican Party in Turmoil
The Republican leader's calculus was simple: Don't stoke a full-on revolt by Trump supporters by voting to convict the former president, but demonstrate to anti-Trump Republicans that he recognized Mr. Trump's failings. It didn't work.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 17, 2021

Biden Signals He's Flexible on Immigration Overhaul
After two decades of failure, advocates for the broadest possible overhaul of the nation's immigration laws are considering a new strategy: pressing for piecemeal legislation.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 17, 2021

McConnell's Strategy Has Party in Turmoil and Trump on Attack
The Republican leader's calculus was simple: Don't stoke a full-on revolt by Trump supporters by voting to convict the former president, but demonstrate to anti-Trump Republicans that he recognized Mr. Trump's failings. It didn't work.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 17, 2021

Trump's Dreaded Nickname
Watching the Senate is better than watching reruns.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 17, 2021

After Taking a Shot at Trump, McConnell Finds Himself Under the Gun
The Republican leader's calculus was simple: Don't stoke a full-on revolt by Trump supporters by voting to convict the former president, but demonstrate to anti-Trump Republicans that he recognized Mr. Trump's failings. It didn't work.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 17, 2021

For Black Aides on Capitol Hill, Jan. 6 Brought Particular Trauma
Black congressional staff members said the attack brought back memories of how they had tried to avoid people they felt could be prone to racist violence — only to find them at their place of work.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 17, 2021

House Panel Debates Reparations
Lawmakers debated a bill on Wednesday that would establish a commission to study the persisting impacts of slavery and develop a proposal for remedies.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2021

Trump Calls on G.O.P. to Replace McConnell
The former president, breaking an unusually long silence, called the Senate minority leader a "dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack" and called on Republicans in the chamber to find a new leader.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2021

Trump's Legal Defense Team Was Defined by Stumbles, Clashes and Egos
The lawyers assembled by the former president to represent him in his Senate impeachment trial hardly knew one another. They prevailed in the end, but it wasn't pretty.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2021

Trump, in Scorching Attack on McConnell, Urges G.O.P. to Replace Him
The former president, breaking an unusually long silence, called the Senate minority leader a "dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack" and called on Republicans in the chamber to find a new leader.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2021

Michigan Republicans Who Voted to Impeach Trump Face Backlash
Even after his defeat, Donald Trump is causing fierce infighting among Republicans in a crucial battleground state. Loyalists are rewarded. Dissenters face punishment.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2021

On Trump, Michigan Republicans Lean One Way: ‘Fealty at All Costs'
Even after his defeat, Donald Trump is causing fierce infighting among Republicans in a crucial battleground state. Loyalists are rewarded. Dissenters face punishment.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2021

The House moves to finalize the next coronavirus stimulus package by end of next week.
Lawmakers are racing to move the package through the House by the end of February, before unemployment benefits lapse in mid-March.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2021

Biden Works to Leverage Senate Ties to Power His Agenda
The president has made clear in his first weeks in office that he plans to try to capitalize on his experience and relationships on Capitol Hill to get things done, though deep divisions remain.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2021

Stacey Plaskett on the Second Trump Impeachment
We look at the former president's trial through the eyes of Stacey Plaskett, a Democratic congresswoman who sought his conviction.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2021

An Impeachment Manager on Trump's Acquittal
We look at the former president's trial through the eyes of Stacey Plaskett, a Democratic congresswoman who sought his conviction.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2021

Don't Care for This Impeachment? Wait Until Next Year
Leaders of both political parties suggest that impeachments, Electoral College standoffs and Supreme Court nomination blockades may become frequent fights in American politics.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2021

Don't Care for This Impeachment? Wait 'til Next Year.
Leaders of both political parties suggest that impeachments, Electoral College standoffs and Supreme Court nomination blockades may become frequent fights in American politics.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2021

North Carolina Republicans Censure Richard Burr Over Impeachment Vote
The senator, who is retiring, is one of seven Republicans who voted with Democrats to find Donald J. Trump guilty of inciting an insurrection at the Capitol.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2021

David Perdue Files to Run Against Raphael Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat
Mr. Perdue, who lost a runoff election last month against Senator Jon Ossoff, is taking the first step in the Republican Party's effort to try to win back a Senate seat in 2022.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2021

Pelosi Vows to Move Forward With Independent Inquiry Into Capitol Riot
Calls have grown among lawmakers for a 9/11 Commission-style panel to be established, which would most likely require legislation.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2021

How Joe Neguse and Stacey Plaskett Plan to Wield Their Influence After Impeachment
Both representatives said they took note of their roles as among the few Black lawmakers who played a role in the historic proceeding.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2021

Adam Kinzinger's Lonely Mission
Censured by his party and shunned by family members, Mr. Kinzinger, a six-term Illinois Congressman, is pressing Republicans to leave Donald Trump behind — and risking his career doing so.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2021

Impeachment's Over. Bring On the Criminal Investigations.
After Mitch McConnell's cynical speech, Republicans can't complain.

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