Rep. George Santos won’t seek reelection after a scathing ethics report cites evidence of lawbreaking

Republican Congressman George Santos of New York says he won’t run for reelection in 2024 after a scathing House Ethics Committee report on his conduct cited “overwhelming evidence” of lawbreaking.

Congress approves temporary funding and pushes the fight over the federal budget into the new year

Congress has ended the threat of a government shutdown until after the holidays. The Senate gave final approval to a temporary government funding package Wednesday night and sent it to President Joe Biden for his signature.

Without enough GOP support, Speaker Johnson had to rely on Democrats to avoid a government shutdown

New Republican Speaker Mike Johnson was forced to reach across the aisle to Democrats when hard-right conservatives revolted against his plan to keep the government funded into the new year.

Rep. Gabe Amo, the first Black representative from Rhode Island in Congress, is sworn into office

Rep. Gabe Amo has been sworn into office. He is the first Black representative from Rhode Island in Congress. Amo, a Democrat, won a special election in November.

House pushes off impeachment of Homeland Secretary Mayorkas for handling of southern border

The House has voted to push off a Republican effort to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

House Republicans look to pass two-step package to avoid partial government shutdown

House Speaker Mike Johnson has unveiled his proposal to avoid a partial government shutdown next weekend by extending government funding for some agencies and programs until Jan. 19 and continuing funding for others until Feb. 2.

Louisiana lawmakers have until Jan. 15 to enact new congressional map, court says

The Louisiana Legislature has until Jan. 15 to enact a new congressional map after a lower court last year ruled that the current political boundaries dilute the power of the state’s Black voters.

New Speaker Mike Johnson grasps for a funding plan with a government shutdown rapidly approaching

New House Speaker Mike Johnson is facing his first big test as he tries to win House Republican support for a short-term funding plan to avert a government shutdown.

Police investigate vandalism at US Rep. Monica De La Cruz’s Texas office over Israel-Hamas war

Police in Texas say they are investigating messages spray-painted on U.S. Rep. Monica De La Cruz’s office that condemn the Republican’s support for Israel in the war with Hamas.

Just 10 days before another government shutdown, Congress expands to-do list with Ukraine and border

There are just 10 days before another potential government shutdown. Congress faces a Nov. 17 deadline to fund the federal government but is no closer to resolving the standoff — and in fact is complicating matters.

Tuberville, under pressure from Republicans over military holds, says he is reviewing options

Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville said he’s open to negotiating an end to his blockade of almost 400 military nominees after meeting with fellow Republican senators, signaling a shift after he has dug in on his protest of a Pentagon abortion policy for more than nine months.

House votes to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib over her Israel-Hamas rhetoric in a stunning rebuke

The 234-188 tally came after enough Democrats joined with Republicans to censure Tlaib, a punishment one step below expulsion from the House.

GOP Rep. Ken Buck plans to challenge his party’s direction under Trump as he leaves the House

Ken Buck has gained national prominence as a Republican congressman fed up with Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election he lost to Democrat Joe Biden.

Oregon Democratic US Rep. Earl Blumenauer reflects on 27 years in Congress and what comes next

Oregon’s Democratic U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer has announced that he won’t be running for reelection next year.

Speaker Johnson led House passage of Israel aid. But the hard part comes next in confronting Biden

New House Speaker Mike Johnson is showing what hardball partisan tactics might come next. The House this week passed a nearly $14.5 billion military aid package to Israel.

House GOP targets IRS in bill to provide emergency aid to Israel

House Republicans went after the IRS when they decided that emergency aid for Israel should be coupled with cuts elsewhere in the budget.

House approves nearly $14.5 billion in military aid for Israel. Biden vows to veto the GOP approach

The House has approved a nearly $14.5 billion military aid package for Israel, but without humanitarian assistance for Gaza.

Senate confirms three military officers as Sen. Tuberville holds up hundreds more

The Senate has confirmed three top military officers, including the first female member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Schumer and other Senate Democrats call for a federal probe of huge oil deals by Exxon and Chevron

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democratic senators are urging federal regulators to investigate multibillion-dollar acquisitions by oil giants ExxonMobil and Chevron, saying the deals could lead to higher prices at the gas pump.

Speaker Mike Johnson signals that Ukraine aid, coupled with border security, is next on GOP agenda

New Speaker Mike Johnson says the U.S. House will consider a fresh aid package for Ukraine, but he wants to link it to more money at home for the U.S. border with Mexico.

Rep. George Santos survives effort to expel him from the House. But he still faces an ethics report

Rep. George Santos has easily survived a vote to expel him from the House as most Republicans opted to withhold punishment as both his criminal trial and a House Ethics Committee investigation proceed.

House rejects effort to censure Rashida Tlaib over the Palestinian-American’s rhetoric about Israel

The House has rejected an effort to censure Democratic Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, scrapping a Republican attempt to condemn the only Palestinian-American in Congress over her recent rhetoric around the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

Republicans confront Tuberville over military holds in extraordinary showdown on Senate floor

Republican senators have angrily challenged Sen. Tommy Tuberville on his blockade of almost 400 military officers.

Texas Rep. Kay Granger won’t seek reelection in 2024 after nearly 30 years in Congress

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger of Texas says she won’t seek reelection in 2024. The Republican chairwoman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee is the nation’s longest-serving GOP congresswoman.

House Speaker Mike Johnson was once the dean of a Christian law school. It never opened its doors

Mike Johnson does not typically mention one aspect of his work before being elected to Congress. He was once chosen to be the dean of a small Baptist law school.

Jacob Lew, former treasury secretary to Obama, confirmed as US ambassador to Israel

The Senate has confirmed Jacob Lew as ambassador to Israel, filling the key diplomatic post as the country is fighting a war with Hamas.

U.S. military and diplomatic leaders urge a divided Congress to send aid to both Israel and Ukraine

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken are urging an increasingly divided Congress to immediately send major aid to both Israel and Ukraine.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer from Oregon says he won’t run for reelection next year

Oregon’s Democratic U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer has announced that he won’t be running for reelection next year.

New Speaker Mike Johnson holds favor with conservatives. Can he unite the GOP where others failed?

New House Speaker Mike Johnson has inherited many of the same problems that bedeviled Republican leaders with far more experience.

Republicans hope the chaos of recent weeks will become a distant memory in next year’s elections

Some Republicans worry the infighting that essentially shuttered the House for three weeks will serve as an obstacle to their bid to stay in the majority after next year’s elections.