House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

House Democrats advance budget resolution, overcoming standoff on timing of infrastructure vote

BY: - August 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday muscled through a $3.5 trillion budget framework, overcoming a standoff with a handful of centrists who had demanded the House first approve the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate. That position by 10 House Democrats — including Reps. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, […]

Ilhan Omar tweet prompts dispute among U.S. House Democrats

BY: - June 10, 2021

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday faced a backlash from Democratic colleagues and leaders in the House after she tweeted a video of a virtual exchange she had with Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. But some House Democratic allies also rose to Omar’s defense, saying that critics within […]

The top 10 unforgettable moments of a tumultuous year in Washington, D.C.

BY: - December 27, 2020

WASHINGTON—To say that 2020 has been an eventful year in the nation’s capital is an understatement. Amid a global pandemic, a bitter race for the presidency and protests over police brutality, news in Washington never let up. As the year winds to an end, let’s take a look back at the moments of most drama, […]

QAnon supporter Greene ‘proudly’ condemns face masks at gathering of U.S. House freshmen

BY: - November 13, 2020

WASHINGTON—Newly elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia denounced the usefulness of wearing masks to other House freshmen at their orientation session here on Friday. “I proudly told my freshman class that masks are oppressive,” Greene, a Republican who supports the far-right conspiracy group QAnon, tweeted. Greene added that people in Georgia don’t use masks. However, reporters on Capitol […]

Senate GOP emergency relief plan leaves out direct aid to states

BY: - September 8, 2020

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans unveiled their latest coronavirus relief proposal Tuesday but were met with swift objections from Democrats. The GOP plan failed to include direct aid to cities and states, a priority for Democrats, or rental relief or nutrition assistance, and it appeared it wouldn’t go far enough to resolve a months-long stalemate over […]

House passes bill to boost post office funding by $25 billion, block service changes

BY: - August 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House convened a rare weekend session Saturday in an attempt to stop the U.S. Postal Service from allegedly disrupting mail service to sabotage the November elections. The Democratic-led chamber passed a bill  257-150 that would infuse $25 billion into the agency as it prepares for a surge in mail-in ballots and bar it from […]

Postmaster general insists it’s his ‘sacred duty’ to ensure election mail on time

BY: - August 21, 2020

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy mounted a strong defense of his record Friday during a high-profile Senate hearing on recent postal delays, calling claims that the Trump administration is trying to sabotage the elections by deliberately disrupting mail service “outrageous.” DeJoy acknowledged delays during the pandemic but said the agency is fully capable of […]

Trump moves to extend unemployment benefits, suspend payroll taxes after talks break down

BY: and - August 8, 2020

President Donald Trump on Saturday circumvented Congress and took action into his own hands, after weeks of unsuccessful negotiations over another coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill. He signed three presidential memoranda and an executive order, at his private golf club in Bedminster, N.J. Trump would provide $300 per week in federal unemployment assistance with another $100 […]

The rent is coming due. Will Congress offer more relief as it gets back to work?

BY: - July 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — The nation’s political leaders return to the capital next week with their sights on a fifth — and perhaps final — round of coronavirus relief before the November elections. The stakes are high and the timetable is short: Three weeks remain before Congress is set to adjourn for its August recess — though […]