Officials from the Justice Department and the White House met with senior aides to House Speaker John Boehner and Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa at the White House on Tuesday to try to head off a House vote holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
CNN's Athena Jones reports on the standoff between police and Occupy D.C protesters in McPherson Square.
Dozens of protesters staged sit-ins in front of lawmakers' offices Tuesday and several hundred more camped out on the National Mall as part of a new movement calling itself Take Back the Capitol.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Friday rejected a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution -- a setback to GOP leaders and conservative activists who claim the measure is necessary to end the federal government's spiraling deficit spending.
What is the first step toward making a disaster plan that could save your life? FEMA Director Craig Fugate explains.
In a major blow to the Republican leadership, the U.S. House on Wednesday defeated a temporary spending measure that would have required spending cuts to offset additional money for federal disaster relief efforts.
Calls for a special congressional committee to work out a comprehensive deficit reduction deal increased Wednesday, with a group of fiscally conservative House Democrats sending the panel a letter encouraging its members to "go big."
A special congressional committee charged with forging a deficit reduction deal by Thanksgiving has to make final decisions weeks earlier in order to have time to analyze the plan's cost and draft it into legislation, the head of the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.
Fmr. GOP Sen. Alan Simpson says Pres. Obama would not have him at Wednesday's deficit speech to be a 'cardboard' figure.
Rep. Steny Hoyer talks to CNN's Kiran Chetry about the State of the Union address and Congressional priorities.
President Barack Obama on Saturday signed a short-term spending bill that will fund the government through Tuesday night.
Both the Senate and the House of Representatives on Friday passed a short-term spending bill that would fund the government through Tuesday night.
CNN's John King takes a look at the new developments regarding the tax deal framework announced by President Obama.
House Democrats vented their frustrations with President Barack Obama's tax proposal at a closed-door meeting Tuesday night, with rank-and-file members slamming the White House for leaving House Democrats out of final negotiations, and agreeing too quickly to a GOP proposal on the estate tax.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer blasted Congressional Republicans on Thursday for forcing the White House to postpone a bipartisan post-election meeting with President Obama, which the White House had announced was scheduled for Thursday.
A day after Republicans won control of the House of Representatives, President Obama said that he is willing to negotiate to ensure the Bush tax cuts are extended for the middle class by Jan. 1.
It's 33 days and counting to the midterms and worried politicians are wrapping up in D.C. early. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
With Congress adjourned until after the November elections, the campaign season accelerated Thursday as top Democrats accused Republicans of a strategy of obstruction while the House GOP leader called for an overhaul of how the chamber works.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicted Thursday that tax cuts for middle class Americans would be extended by Congress.
Veteran Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York confirmed Tuesday that his lawyers are discussing a possible settlement with lawyers for the House ethics committee that would avoid a public hearing this week on ethics allegations against him.
The U.S. House OKs a nearly $59 billion emergency spending bill, the bulk of which would go to Afghan troop buildup.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday gave final approval to a nearly $59 billion emergency spending bill, the bulk of which would go toward the U.S. troop buildup in Afghanistan.
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) talks about the high anxiety for Democrats, the country, and the angry political climate.
If anyone doubted whether campaigning had started for the mid-term congressional elections in November, the answer became clear on Sunday.
It was once sacrosanct. But no more.
Odds are good that the middle-class will get to keep their tax cuts. The question now is for how long.
The House of Representatives Tuesday began debate on a bill to extend jobless benefits through the end of November.
Democratic congressional leaders Wednesday demanded Republicans join them in condemning a spate of threats and vandalism that has followed Sunday's vote on a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system.
Democratic Congressman Tom Perriello says his family was targeted by vandals following his health care vote.
House Democratic leaders on Monday refuted embattled Rep. Eric Massa's allegation that they want to get rid of him because of his opposition to health care legislation.
Former congressman Eric Massa discusses allegations of questionable behavior to CNN's Larry King.
Activists ratcheted up the pressure for health care reform Tuesday, picketing in front of a hotel where a group of insurance industry leaders were meeting.
Former presidential candidate Howard Dean joined activist during a health care reform rally in Washington.
A top House Democrat said Tuesday that the Senate health care bill is "better than nothing," an indication that the House of Representatives is considering passing the more conservative Senate measure with no alterations.
Union leaders, the White House and congressional Democrats have agreed to limit the reach of a tax on high-end health insurance plans that would help pay for a proposed overhaul of the U.S. health care system, union leaders involved in the talks said Thursday.
A top House Democrat told reporters Tuesday that Congressional Democrats are moving ahead with plans to vote before the Christmas holidays on legislation that would create more jobs.
CNN Personal Finance Editor Gerri Willis and Money Magazine's Donna Rosato discuss ways to pump up your income right now.
President Obama huddled with top military, foreign policy and national security advisers Wednesday as part of an ongoing review of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
In a sign that President Obama is facing growing skepticism within his own party on Afghanistan, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday that the U.S. commander in Afghanistan should brief Congress on his recommendations for revising U.S. military strategy.
Watch as Sen. Carl Levin, chair of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, weighs in on the Afghanistan war.
Democrats met Friday in hopes of achieving consensus on one of the biggest sticking points in the health care battle, while the House majority leader predicted final legislation will include a public option.
A top House Democrat said Tuesday he could vote for a health-care bill that lacks a government-funded public insurance option, signaling movement toward a compromise as Congress returned from an August recess dominated by the issue.
President Obama faces calls from senators to postpone the public option. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
With health care negotiations stalled until Congress comes back from August recess, a top Democratic strategist says President Obama and his party need to seize control of the debate.
History shows that the chance to reform the American health care system is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. So reform is absolutely worth the time it takes to get it right.
House Democratic leaders conceded Monday that concerns raised by fiscally conservative Democrats will prevent the chamber from voting on a health care reform bill before the end of the week, when it is scheduled to begin its August recess.
House Democrats remain divided on their support for health care reform. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
The White House has criticized the Congressional Budget Office's findings that the Obama administration's proposal to control Medicare costs would yield a moderate savings of $2 billion over the next decade.
House Democrats' push on health care legislation hit a snag Thursday when a group of fiscally conservative Democrats, known as "Blue Dogs," put on the brakes, pressing the Democratic leadership for significant changes to the draft bill.
Vice President Joe Biden on Friday tried to rekindle momentum for overhauling health care, warning a group of small business owners that failure to act soon would have catastrophic consequences for the private sector.
Vice President Joe Biden says change is coming to health care in the United States.
Transportation investigators Wednesday discovered "anomalies" in an essential control circuit of a track where a fatal crash between two Washington subway trains killed nine people.
The NTSB had previously issued a warning about the kind of train that crashed in Washington this week.
Man-made climate change threatens to stress water resources, challenge crops and livestock, raise sea levels and adversely affect human health, according to a report released by the Obama administration on Tuesday.
The No. 2 Democrat in the House on Thursday dismissed talk of what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knew or didn't know about the CIA's interrogation techniques.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defends her record, saying the CIA lied to Congress about waterboarding.
A congressional tactic described as a "freight train" to run over the minority party could derail any hopes of bipartisanship with the Obama administration, some Republicans warn.
President Obama on Wednesday called for a reform of the much-maligned federal earmarking process.
Two Senate Democrats urged President Obama Wednesday to veto a $410 billion spending bill and said they are going to vote against it, criticizing it for its cost and for including too many personal pet projects.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer declared Tuesday that Congress, not President Obama, will decide whether to put more limits on earmarks in upcoming spending bills.
Congressional Democrats flexed their new political muscle Wednesday as the House of Representatives passed legislation expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program by more than $32 billion over five years.
Before being sworn in or casting their first votes, some newly elected members of Congress were introduced Wednesday to another hallmark of life on Capitol Hill -- the big-ticket reception for big-money donors.
The transition team for President-elect Barack Obama has indicated it plans to hit the ground running with what could be big changes for the country.
Barack Obama's transition team is suggesting it will move fast on a massive agenda. CNN's Jim Acosta has more.
The strong bipartisan Senate vote for a $700 billion economic bailout package will put more pressure on Republican members to back the measure if it comes up for a vote in the U.S. House, Republican leadership aides said.
Congressional leaders Wednesday added "sweeteners" to a $700 billion financial bailout plan to attract enough House members, particularly Republicans, to pass the plan, which failed in the House just two days ago.
All the talk of bipartisanship turned into a flurry of finger-pointing and recriminations after the Administration's controversial financial markets rescue plan goes down in defeat in the House
The House approved a bipartisan plan Friday to overhaul the nation's wiretapping laws.
House Democratic leaders unveiled legislation Tuesday to update the nation's wiretapping program, rejecting a Senate-passed version of the bill that would give telecommunications companies legal immunity for agreeing to participate in the program after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
A temporary surveillance law is likely to expire Saturday after House Democrats failed to draw enough votes Wednesday to pass a 21-day extension of the law.
President Bush on Thursday urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to move quickly to approve his nominee for attorney general, saying it's crucial to national security to fill the position.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says much progress has been made since Democrats took the majority in Congress.
As they begin to celebrate the first anniversary of winning the 2006 elections, House Democrats on Thursday said they are delivering on their promise to lead the nation in a new direction and blamed President Bush for the failure to achieve their top priorities.
President Bush on Wednesday again vowed to veto a renewed push to expand a popular children's health care program, saying it would play a "trick" on Americans by moving the country closer to a federalized health system.
President Bush blasted the Democratic-controlled Congress on Tuesday for having "the worst record in 20 years."
President Bush calls on Congress to pass appropriations bills and deliver them to his desk.
Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives put off a scheduled vote to overhaul federal eavesdropping law after Republicans pushed back against its limits on warrantless surveillance.
Some Democrats appear to be wavering on a highly contentious House resolution labeling Turkey's treatment of Armenians in World War I as genocide.
Top Bush administration officials are shifting into damage-control mode after a House committee narrowly approved a resolution that labels the killings of Armenians in Turkey during World War I as "genocide."
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer responds to President Bush's radio address.
Top House Democrats propose a 140 to 150 billion-dollar surtax to pay for the war in Iraq.
Top House Democrats Tuesday proposed a "war surtax" to pay for the war in Iraq, a plan quickly condemned by Republicans and opposed by the House leadership.
With his poll numbers in the tank, the President seems to be gearing up for a veto fight with Congress over a long forgotten issue -- controlling spending
The top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, told reporters that sectarian murders in Baghdad have been reduced by about one-third since the beginning of the year.
Democrats may promote a new revised bill authorizing the use of force in Iraq -- to replace the 2002 bill that allowed the Bush administration to proceed with the war, a top Democrat said Friday.
The new Democratic-led House Thursday passed legislation aimed at "Big Oil" that would roll back some industry tax breaks and force energy companies to pay more drilling royalties, valued at $14 billion over 10 years.
Rep. John Murtha, the anti-war congressman who is the likely new House speaker's pick for majority leader, fended off what he called "swift boat-style attacks" on his ethics record Tuesday.
In a vote by House Democrats Thursday, likely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will back prominent Iraq war critic John Murtha over her current deputy for majority leader in the Democratic-led Congress.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert's decision to return to the back benches after Republicans lost their majority in Tuesday's midterm election has set off a scramble for the job of House GOP leader.
A ranking Democrat in the House of Representative is apologizing for saying an African-American Senate candidate "slavishly" supported the Republican Party.
Fresh after approving a bill to open the East and West coasts for offshore drilling, a report Wednesday said the House of Representatives is considering two more energy-related items that would expand domestic oil production and encourage renewable technologies.
Democratic Rep. John Murtha said Tuesday he has dropped his surprise bid to become House majority leader until after midterm elections.
Rep. John Murtha, an outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq, announced Friday that he would run for majority leader if the Democrats take over the House in the fall elections.
Between Tom DeLay's ethics problems, the handling of Hurricane Katrina, the Iraq war and soaring gas prices, you'd think congressional Democrats would be counting the days in anticipation of the 2006 midterm elections.
A Democratic congressman Saturday slammed the Republican-led Congress, saying it is "time for new leadership" and urged voters to elect Democrats to the House and Senate.
The possibility that the Democrats could retake the Senate in November has recently become a staple of discussion among political consultants and reporters.
There's an atmosphere of comity in the nation's capital right now. Pictures of President Bush embracing Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, and then reaching literally over an aisle to shake the ha...
The op-ed pages are chockablock with chatter about tax proposals, but hardly anybody has noticed that one new proposal is already moving forward. While others talk, Steny Hoyer acts. What, you neve...