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Politics - U.S. House
Jul 24, 2021

Why America Isn't Getting the Jan. 6 Investigation It Needs
Reaching any kind of national consensus about what happened that day now feels like as much of a fantasy as any false-flag conspiracy theory.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 22, 2021

Pelosi Weighs Adding Kinzinger to Jan. 6 Inquiry
The speaker has already given one of the eight Democratic seats on the panel to Representative Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 22, 2021

Abby Finkenauer Challenges Grassley for Iowa Senate Seat
Abby Finkenauer, a 32-year-old former congresswoman, is jumping into next year's race against Senator Charles E. Grassley, the Republican incumbent.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 22, 2021

House Republicans Use Vaccine Press Conference to Bash Democrats
The increased spread of the virus has prompted the G.O.P. to change its tone and confront the reluctance among its constituents to take the Covid-19 vaccine.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 22, 2021

Details on F.B.I. Inquiry Into Kavanaugh Draw Fire From Democrats
The F.B.I. said some of the 4,500 tips it received about Justice Brett Kavanaugh were given to the Trump White House, leading some Democrats to call the process a sham.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 22, 2021

Senate Panel Splits on Confirming Stone-Manning to Lead Land Agency
Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic majority leader, is expected to advance Tracy Stone-Manning's nomination. Democrats say they have the votes to confirm her.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 22, 2021

House to Vote to Allow More Afghans Interpreters to Immigrate to the U.S.
The legislation, spearheaded by Representative Jason Crow, Democrat of Colorado and a former Army Ranger, passed by a vote of 407 to 16, with 16 Republicans opposed.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 22, 2021

A Democratic senator is bottling up Biden's Customs and Border Protection nominee.
Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is delaying a hearing until the administration answers questions about the response to last year's unrest in Portland.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 22, 2021

Wyden Delays Hearing on Biden's Nominee to Lead Customs and Border Protection
Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is delaying a hearing until the administration answers questions about the response to last year's unrest in Portland.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 22, 2021

Jerry Lewis, Master of the Congressional Earmark, Dies at 86
A powerful legislator, he became chairman of the House Appropriations Committee in 2005 but faced scrutiny from the Justice Department for his ties to a lobbyist.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 22, 2021

In Nearly All Other Democracies, This Is Not Normal
The two-year House term has profound consequences for our government — and too many of them are negative.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 21, 2021

Biden Says Nixing Filibuster Would Throw Congress ‘Into Chaos'
"I don't want the debate to only be about whether or not we have a filibuster," the president said at a CNN town hall.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 21, 2021

Why Jim Banks and Jim Jordan Were Blocked From the Capitol Riot Panel
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was barring them from a committee scrutinizing the attack based on Democrats' concerns about their "statements made and actions taken" around the assault.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 21, 2021

G.O.P. Blocks Infrastructure Debate in Senate, Raising Doubts About a Deal
The failed test vote reflected mistrust between Democrats and Republicans, raising questions about whether they could agree on a key piece of President Biden's agenda.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 21, 2021

Pelosi Bars Trump Loyalists From Jan. 6 Inquiry, Prompting a G.O.P. Boycott
Democrats said Representatives Jim Banks and Jim Jordan, who amplified Donald J. Trump's lies of a stolen election and opposed investigating the assault, could not be trusted to scrutinize it.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 21, 2021

America Has Too Many Elections
The two-year House term has profound consequences for our government — and too many of them are negative.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 21, 2021

Senate Republicans Block Infrastructure Debate
Republicans blocked a Senate vote to start debate on an emerging bipartisan infrastructure plan, pushing for more negotiation time. Senator Chuck Schumer forced the vote in a bid to increase pressure to resolve the talks.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 21, 2021

Watch Live: Senate Votes on Infrastructure Agreement
Democrats plan to force a procedural vote on a nearly $600 billion bipartisan bill to address the nation's aging infrastructure. It is expected to fail amid Republican opposition, as negotiations over key details continue.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 21, 2021

Former Democratic Aides Call for Changes to Senate Filibuster
Ex-chiefs of staff say the Senate rules need to be changed to end what they called abuse of the tactic.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 21, 2021

Senate G.O.P. Set to Sink Test Vote on Infrastructure Bill, Pleading for More Negotiation Time
Senator Chuck Schumer said he would move ahead with the test vote, even as Republicans warned it would undercut the ongoing negotiations.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 20, 2021

As Virus Resurges, G.O.P. Lawmakers Allow Vaccine Skepticism to Flourish
As the coronavirus's Delta variant rips through conservative communities, most Republicans remain reluctant to confront vaccine misinformation and skepticism in their midst.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 20, 2021

Texas Democrats Face Covid Outbreak and a Stalled Voting Rights Push
After at least six state lawmakers tested positive for the coronavirus, the group is now confined to a Washington hotel, holding virtual meetings and making little headway in its persuasion campaign.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 20, 2021

Delta Variant Accounts for 83% of Virus Cases
Health officials testified before the Senate that the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus was spreading rapidly across the country, particularly in areas with low levels of vaccinations.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 20, 2021

Court Tosses GOP Suit Against Pelosi Over House Proxy Voting
A three-judge panel ruled that courts did not have jurisdiction under the Constitution to wade into the House's rules and procedures.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 20, 2021

McCarthy Chooses Trump Loyalists for Jan. 6 Inquiry
The 13-member select committee, created on a party-line vote of the House, will have seven Democrats and six Republican members.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 20, 2021

'Free Britney': Lawmakers Unveil Bill Spurred by Movement
The Freedom and Right to Emancipate from Exploitation Act, or the FREE Act, was proposed on Tuesday by two members of the House of Representatives.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 20, 2021

'Free Britney': Lawmakers to Unveil Bill Spurred by Movement
The Freedom and Right to Emancipate from Exploitation Act, or the FREE Act, will be announced on Tuesday by two members of the House of Representatives.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 20, 2021

Lawmakers to Unveil Bill Spurred by 'Free Britney' Movement
The Freedom and Right to Emancipate from Exploitation Act, or the FREE Act, will be announced on Tuesday by two members of the House of Representatives.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 20, 2021

How The Cleveland House Race Between Turner and Brown Captures Democrats' Generational Divide
Nina Turner's move from Bernie Sanders's campaign co-chairwoman to House candidate has highlighted a Democratic divide between impatient young activists and cautious older voters.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 20, 2021

A House Race in Cleveland Captures the Democrats' Generational Divide
Nina Turner's move from Bernie Sanders's campaign co-chairwoman to House candidate has highlighted a Democratic divide between impatient young activists and cautious older voters.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 19, 2021

Senators and Biden Aides Struggle to Save Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
A looming deadline and a last-minute need for a new revenue source are complicating a deal that was announced nearly a month ago.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 19, 2021

Capitol Rioter Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison
The sentence could serve as an indicator for scores of similar cases.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 19, 2021

Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Faces New Challenges
Senate Republicans warned that they would not move forward with a planned test vote this week on an unfinished bill and negotiators jettisoned a crucial proposal to help pay for it.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 19, 2021

Senate Democrats Hold Hearing on Voting in Georgia
Senators are hearing testimony from Georgians affected by the restrictive new voting law signed by Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican. But their real aim is to sway a debate in Washington.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 18, 2021

How Remote Voting in Congress Has Become a Useful Perk
An emergency measure intended to allow Congress to function amid a nationwide lockdown has become a matter of personal and political convenience for House members of both parties.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 18, 2021

Merrick Garland's Choice on Mo Brooks and the Capitol Attack
The Justice Department should choose accountability for Mo Brooks and others over neutrality.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 18, 2021

Klobuchar Lays Out New Goals for Often Low-Key Rules Committee
The panel typically focuses on the Senate's inner workings, but its chairwoman, Amy Klobuchar, is seeking to transform it into a major force on voting rights.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 17, 2021

2022 Midterm Elections: Democrats See Early Edge in Senate Map
Early fund-raising has given Democrats cause for optimism in key states as Republicans split over how closely to align with Donald Trump's preferences.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 17, 2021

Democrats See Early Edge in 2022 Senate Map
Early fund-raising totals provide Democrats cause for optimism in key states as Republicans split over how closely to align with Donald Trump's preferences. But historical trends work against the party in power.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 17, 2021

‘Rogue' U.S. Agency Used Racial Profiling to Investigate Commerce Dept. Employees, Report Says
An obscure federal office operated for more than a decade as an "unaccountable police force" inside the Commerce Department, using extreme and unauthorized tactics.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 15, 2021

Mark Warner, a ‘Business Guy' Democrat, Lands Back in the Fray
Virginia's senior senator spent years in the Capitol eyeing the exits. Now he is seen as a "linchpin" in talks on infrastructure, social and environmental spending, and the tax increases to pay for it.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 15, 2021

Push to ‘Free Britney' Gains Steam on Capitol Hill
As lawmakers share social media posts and messages of solidarity, activists hope the increased attention on Britney Spears's conservatorship case will prompt legislative change.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 15, 2021

Democrats Push a Budget to Fulfill Biden's Aggressive Economic Ambitions
The $3.5 trillion blueprint under consideration in the Senate would deliver, at least temporarily, on the economic promise of a unified Washington run by Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 15, 2021

‘Inflation Has Increased Notably,' Fed Chief Says
The Federal Reserve chair, Jerome H. Powell, testified to the House on the effects of the coronavirus on the economy and issues surrounding inflation as the financial sector recovers.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 15, 2021

Watch Full Video: Jerome Powell Testifies on Monetary Policy
The Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, testified before the Senate Banking Committee on the newest monetary report.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 15, 2021

Watch Live: Jerome Powell Testifies on Monetary Policy
The Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on the newest monetary report.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 14, 2021

Democrats Call For a Tax on Imports From Polluting Countries
The party's $3.5 trillion budget plan would include a first-ever carbon tariff, as well as a host of other climate actions.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 14, 2021

Democrats Roll Out $3.5 Trillion Budget to Fulfill Biden's Broad Agenda
"We're going to get a lot done," President Biden said, as Senate Democrats began drafting the details on a social and environmental bill that could yield transformative change.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 14, 2021

Schumer Proposes Federal Decriminalization of Marijuana
Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, offered draft legislation to remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances and begin regulating and taxing it.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 14, 2021

Fed Chair Expects Months of Elevated Inflation
Jerome H. Powell told House lawmakers that inflation had increased "notably" in the country's reopening from the pandemic and would most likely stay higher in the next months before moderating.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 14, 2021

Schumer to Propose Legislation to Decriminalize Marijuana
Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, said the proposed bill would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and call for the immediate expunging of criminal records related to nonviolent marijuana arrests.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 14, 2021

Schumer Will Propose Federal Decriminalization of Marijuana
Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, will offer draft legislation to remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances and begin regulating and taxing it.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 14, 2021

In a Milestone, Schumer Will Propose Federal Decriminalization of Marijuana
Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, will offer draft legislation to remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances and begin regulating and taxing it.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 13, 2021

Democrats Propose $3.5 Trillion Budget to Advance With Infrastructure Deal
The measure, which would include money to address climate change, expand Medicare and fulfill other Democratic priorities, is intended to deliver on President Biden's economic proposal.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 13, 2021

Lawmakers Grapple With Nagging Infrastructure Detail: How to Pay for It
Democratic leaders want a Senate vote on a major infrastructure bill as soon as next week, but Republicans are struggling to deliver the 10 votes needed to beat a filibuster.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 13, 2021

Lawmakers Grapple Nagging Infrastructure Detail: How to Pay for It
Democratic leaders want a Senate vote on a major infrastructure bill as soon as next week, but Republicans are struggling to deliver the 10 votes needed to beat a filibuster.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 13, 2021

Biden Speaks on Voting Rights in Philadelphia
The president tried to reinvigorate the fight for voting rights, but he made no mention of rolling back the filibuster, which some see as the only way to beat back Republican-led efforts to restrict ballot access.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 12, 2021

Senate Returns With Infrastructure on the Agenda
Democratic leaders have mapped out a monthlong sprint for senators, warning them to prepare for late nights and even the cancellation of part of their beloved August recess.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 12, 2021

For Vietnamese Veterans, Afghanistan Pullout Seems Familiar
Looking at the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and in Vietnam nearly 50 years ago, a reporter sought to tell an overlooked part of history before it was too late.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 11, 2021

The Ascension of Bernie Sanders
The senator is willing to break a few eggs, over easy, to get Democrats back on track to their working-class roots.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 10, 2021

The Big Question of the 2022 Midterms: How Will the Suburbs Swing?
Democrats and Republicans are already jockeying for a crucial voting bloc that soured on Donald Trump, tilted to Joe Biden and now holds the key to the second half of the president's term.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 10, 2021

In New Hampshire, Maggie Hassan May Face a High-Profile Fight
Senator Maggie Hassan, a former governor of her state, is working to burnish her centrist image without making political waves.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 09, 2021

Schumer Warns Democrats to Expect a Busy July
The top Senate Democrat confirmed that he intends to hold votes both on an infrastructure plan and a budget blueprint that could pave the way for a more expansive economic and social policy bill.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 08, 2021

In Michigan, Pro-Impeachment Republicans Face Voters' Wrath
Representative Peter Meijer, a Republican who voted to impeach Donald J. Trump, seeks "decency and humility" in Western Michigan, but has found anger, fear and misinformation.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 07, 2021

Indiana Detective on U.S. Task Force Is Fatally Shot, F.B.I. Says
Detective Greg Ferency was a 30-year veteran of the Terre Haute Police Department and a member of an F.B.I. task force since 2010, officials said.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 07, 2021

Fencing Put Up Around Capitol After Jan. 6 Riot Coming Down
The fence was viewed by many as a physical manifestation of the consequences of the Capitol riot.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 07, 2021

Senator Fights to End Deportation of Veterans
The Democratic senator from Illinois is pushing for legislation that would end the government's practice of deporting people who have served honorably in the United States military.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 07, 2021

America Needs More Than Just 50 States
How would you like to live in the state of New York City?

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 07, 2021

America Needs to Break Up Its Biggest States
How would you like to live in the state of New York City?

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 05, 2021

Far-Right Extremist Finds an Ally in an Arizona Congressman
Representative Paul Gosar's association with the white nationalist Nick Fuentes is the most vivid example of the Republican Party's growing acceptance of extremism.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 05, 2021

In Gosar, a Far-Right Extremist Found an Ally in Congress
Representative Paul Gosar's association with the white nationalist Nick Fuentes is the most vivid example of the Republican Party's growing acceptance of extremism.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 03, 2021

Can the Senate Be Saved? Ben Nelson, the Manchin of Yesteryear, Has Doubts
A former Democratic centrist senator says too many lawmakers come to Washington to obstruct rather than be constructive.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 02, 2021

Lawmaker Threatens to Subpoena Exxon After Secret Video
The chairman of a powerful House subcommittee said he is seeking answers from Exxon and other oil and gas giants over their role in spreading disinformation on climate change.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 02, 2021

Biden Supports Changing Military Law on Sexual Assault Cases
A growing movement supports independent investigations and prosecutions of sexual assault cases, outside of the military chain of command.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 02, 2021

The Strange, Sad Death of America's Political Imagination
The U.S. used to be a country of invention and change. Today, our politics are sclerotic, our civic culture is in crisis, and our dreams are small. What happened?

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2021

Cheney to Join Jan. 6 Inquiry, Drawing Threats of G.O.P. Retribution
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to offer a slot to the Wyoming Republican was an effort to bring a veneer of bipartisanship to an investigation the G.O.P. has denounced as one-sided.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2021

Cheney Agrees to Join Jan. 6 Inquiry, Drawing Threats of G.O.P. Retribution
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to offer a slot to the Wyoming Republican was an effort to bring a veneer of bipartisanship to an investigation the G.O.P. has denounced as one-sided.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2021

J.D. Vance Is Running for Senate in Ohio
The author and venture capitalist will vie for the Republican nomination in one of the most wide-open 2022 Senate races.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2021

The Author of 'Hillbilly Elegy' Is Running for Senate in Ohio
The author and venture capitalist will vie for the Republican nomination in one of the most wide-open 2022 Senate races.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2021

House Passes Infrastructure Bill
House Democrats loaded their infrastructure measure with climate change spending, staking out a contrast with the Senate's bipartisan bill that President Biden has embraced.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2021

Pelosi Picks Cheney for Jan. 6 Committee
The selection of Ms. Cheney was an attempt to bring a degree of bipartisanship to an investigation that G.O.P. leaders have fought to block.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2021

Biden's Chief of Staff Is Worried About ‘Everything.' Except the Midterms.
Ron Klain discusses the infrastructure bill, the White House pandemic response and why he'll "let Republicans deal with Donald Trump."

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2021

What's Keeping Biden's Chief of Staff Up at Night?
‘Everything' — except, apparently, the midterms.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2021

House Forms Select Committee to Investigate Capitol Riot
The vote, mostly along party lines, came after Republicans blocked the creation of an independent panel to scrutinize the Jan. 6 assault.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2021

Where Will the House Inquiry on the Capitol Riot Go?
We spoke with our congressional reporter Luke Broadwater about how the committee will work, and how Republicans see it.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2021

House to Vote on Creating Jan. 6 Select Committee
The resolution up for a vote outlines a 13-member investigative panel with subpoena powers. Eight members are to be named by Democrats and five with input from Republicans.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2021

House Debates Removing Confederate Statues
The House voted Tuesday to remove statues honoring Confederate and other white supremacist leaders from public display at the United States Capitol.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2021

House Votes to Purge Confederate Statues From the Capitol
The bill would direct congressional officials to remove statues of Confederate leaders from public view in the Capitol, the latest bid to do away with prominent symbols of racism.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2021

Rep. James Clyburn Opposes Sanders Ally in Special Election
The decision by Representative James Clyburn to oppose an outspoken ally of Senator Bernie Sanders in a special election in Cleveland highlights the generational and ideological gulf in the Democratic Party.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2021

No. 3 House Democrat Steps Into Ohio Race to Head Off a Sanders Acolyte
The decision by Representative James Clyburn to oppose an outspoken ally of Senator Bernie Sanders in a special election in Cleveland highlights the generational and ideological gulf in the Democratic Party.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2021

House Passes Bill to Speed Visas for Afghans Imperiled for Aiding U.S.
The legislation would scrap a requirement that Afghans applying for Special Immigrant Visas undergo a medical examination in the country, allowing them to do so after entering the United States.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2021

House to Vote on Speeding Visas for Afghans Who Helped U.S.
The vote comes as the United States and other countries prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2021

Pelosi May Pick Republican to Join Jan. 6 Inquiry Committee
Speaker Pelosi and her leadership team expect the select committee measure to pass this week with almost all Democratic votes.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2021

As Infrastructure Deal Gathers Steam, Democratic Cracks Begin to Show
House progressives say they can bring down the bipartisan bill if they do not get their priorities too, but as White House lobbying steps up, other Democrats have different ideas.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2021

House Passes Bills to Bolster Scientific Research
The legislation would invest in traditional research and development, clashing with a broad Senate measure that focuses on cutting-edge technology to compete with China.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2021

House Passes Bills to Bolster Scientific Research, Breaking With Senate
The legislation would invest in traditional research and development, clashing with a broad Senate measure that focuses on cutting-edge technology to compete with China.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2021

Obamacare's Survival Is Now Assured, but It Still Has One Big Problem
Twelve states have refused to expand Medicaid, leaving millions of poor Americans without health coverage, and Democrats divided over how to respond.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 27, 2021

Infrastructure Deal Is Back on Track After Biden's Assurances
Moderate Republicans said they believed that the $1.2 trillion bill, which they suggested they could now begin drafting, would have enough G.O.P. support to pass the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 27, 2021

Mike Gravel, Unconventional Two-Term Alaska Senator, Dies at 91
He made headlines by fighting for an oil pipeline and reading the Pentagon Papers aloud. After 25 years of obscurity, he re-emerged with a quixotic presidential campaign.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 26, 2021

Trump, Seeking to Maintain G.O.P. Sway, Holds First Rally Since Jan. 6
The former president's speech in Ohio, made on behalf of a challenger to a Republican congressman who voted to impeach Mr. Trump, reflected both his power over the party and his diminished status.

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