• Pelosi becomes House speaker for the second time

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was elected speaker of the House Thursday for a second time, as Democrats took control of the lower chamber. Pelosi, 78 — who retook the speaker’s gavel after a formal floor vote that lasted about an hour— reclaimed the House’s top leadership post amid a congressional face-off with President Donald Trump […]

  • Government Shutdown Likely to Stretch Into Next Week

    Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon. House lawmakers are being told not to expect further votes this week, all but ensuring the shutdown will enter a second week and stretch toward the new year. Lawmakers are away from Washington for the holidays and have been told they will get […]

  • Veronica Escobar, Sylvia Garcia win, will be first Texas Latinas in Congress

    Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia made history on Tuesday night after their respective groundbreaking wins led them to become the first Latinas from Texas to represent the state in the U.S. House of Representatives. NBC News calls @vgescobar win with 68.9% of the votes and @SenatorSylvia with 74.3%. The newly-elected Congresswomen are set to become […]

  • Should members of Congress be tested for drugs? This lawmaker thinks so

    “Elected officials in Washington, D.C. should be subject to the same kind of random drug screenings that blue-collar, working-class Americans have to endure.” That’s the statement from Congressman Clay Higgins (R-Louisana), who has introduced a bill proposing random drug screenings for members of both houses of Congress. “I have observed some behavior that would cause […]

  • Senate Judiciary Committee schedules vote on Kavanaugh nomination

    The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote for Thursday on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. The vote follows four days of testimony surrounding his nomination last week, including two in which he answered a marathon of questions from senators on the committee. Democrats, however, will likely delay the vote until next week, which […]

  • John McCain honored at U.S. Capitol ceremony

    Sen. John McCain was honored at a moving ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Friday morning, where top congressional leaders, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, spoke. The six-term Republican senator from Arizona, who passed away last weekend after a battle with brain cancer, lied in state under the U.S. Capitol Rotunda — only the 31st person […]

  • Hillary Clinton steps back into the fray to fundraise for Democrats

    Hillary Clinton is stepping back into the limelight before the November midterm elections, helping to raise money for the Democratic National Committee in a series of fundraisers, NBC News has learned. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee will headline three events — in San Francisco, Chicago and New York — for the DNC this fall to […]

  • House rejects conservative immigration bill, delays vote on GOP compromise measure

    The House on Thursday voted down a conservative immigration bill, and House GOP leaders announced that a vote on a Republican compromise measure would be postponed until Friday. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said the schedule change was intended to give members more time to review the legislation, after some members “said they had […]

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