With Congress deadlocked for weeks over the country’s debt limit and the federal shutdown, the Senate reached a bipartisan compromise that would not only extend the limit but also reopen the government.
As the federal government shutdown enters its 10th day, President Barack Obama has taken an increasingly aggressive stance in demanding House Republicans pass a budget bill to end the ongoing crisis. Wednesday (Oct. 9), Obama and House Democrats met to discuss an end to the shutdown and raise the looming debt limit that threatens to […]
A deal to approve a short-term measure to keep the U.S. government funded into the next fiscal year was not reached, prompting the first shutdown of the government in 17 years. Congress was still in session as the 12:01 a.m. deadline passed early Tuesday (Oct. 1) morning, with debates and votes still to come in the GOP-led […]
Just a few weeks ago, it was announced that Rosa Parks would become the first Black woman to earn a statue on Capitol Hill. Reports confirm that President Barack Obama will now be a part of the historic moment slated to occur Wednesday (Feb. 27).
Congress moved quickly to approve a $9.7 billion aid bill for residents affected by Superstorm Sandy earlier today. After House Republicans were criticized for nixing a late Tuesday vote over a $60 billion bill, Friday’s session was approved swiftly amid divide over the government assistance package reports the Washington Post.
As the House and Senate convened earlier today to establish the incoming 113th Congress, Republican John Boehner remained speaker of the House in a vote that saw some of his own party members breaking away from the Ohio congressman.
After nearly six months away from his job, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress Wednesday (Nov. 21). A spokesperson for House Speaker John Boehner confirmed to the Associated Press, that he received Jackson’s letter of resignation, ending the 47-year-old’s political career.