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February 8, 2018
Sen. Rand Paul briefly speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Feb. 8. (Melina Mara / Washington Post)
Government shuts down as budget bill stalls in Congress
February 8, 2018 - 11:56pm
February 7, 2018
A television monitor displays House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaking on the House floor, during a news conference she was supposed to attend on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 7, 2018. Pelosi, the Democratic leader, broke records on Wednesday with an extended speech opposing the budget deal because it ignores recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (Al Drago/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Nancy Pelosi's filibuster-style speech tops six hours in bid to force immigration votes
February 7, 2018 - 4:23pm
ROUNDS: Last year's accomplishments lay groundwork for more changes in 2018
February 7, 2018 - 9:50am
January 20, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) talks with his Chief of Staff Mike Lynch, second from right, and Communications Director Matt House, right, in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. Copyright 2018 / New York Times
Congress returns to work Saturday as lawmakers press to keep shutdown short-lived
January 20, 2018 - 9:17am
January 18, 2018
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump blew up Republican strategies to keep the government open past Friday when on Thursday morning he said a long-term extension of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program should not be part of a stopgap spending bill pending before the House. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Senate Democrats gather votes to block spending bill; White House slams Congress over possible shutdown
January 18, 2018 - 4:13pm
January 2, 2018
File photo of senators boarding buses headed to a private meeting at the White House outside Capitol Building in Washington, April 26, 2017. (Gabriella Demczuk/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Congress returns to a full slate of difficult issues
January 2, 2018 - 5:30am
December 20, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota talks about health care on Jan. 11, 2013. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Can Franken preserve his legacy? He made his first try Wednesday
December 20, 2017 - 7:42pm
December 6, 2017
Sen. Al Franken is seen in this 2013 file photo at Moorhead High School in Moorhead, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
December 6, 2017 - 5:39pm
December 1, 2017
U.S. Sen. John Thune, right, delivers remarks while U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, left, listens during a panel called "Check-in From Washington, D.C." during Dakotafest in 2016 in Mitchell.(Matt Gade/Republic)
Thune: Doubling child tax credit will have 'tremendous impact' for families
December 1, 2017 - 8:05am
Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) during deliberations over tax legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 30, 2017. Senate Republican leaders now plan to vote on their tax legislation on Friday; they still do not have firm commitments from enough senators to ensure the bill will pass. (Justin Gilliland/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Contradicted by deficit study, Republican plan in disarray
December 1, 2017 - 6:56am
November 30, 2017
Sen. Al Franken is seen in this 2013 file photo at Moorhead High School in Moorhead, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
New misconduct allegation leveled against Franken on USO tour
November 30, 2017 - 9:35am
November 28, 2017
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on July 11, 2017.  Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.
After Franken, Democrats struggle for steady harassment message
November 28, 2017 - 12:06pm
November 27, 2017
President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, after spending his Thanksgiving break in Florida at his club, Mar-a Lago, Nov. 26, 2017.
Trump could personally benefit from last-minute change to Senate tax bill
November 27, 2017 - 11:51am
November 15, 2017
No action by Congress or ATF on the device used in Las Vegas shooting
November 15, 2017 - 10:45am
October 16, 2017
President Donald Trump speaks on tax reform in Harrisburg, Pa., on Oct. 11, 2017. Trump took his campaign for tax cuts to another key battleground state on Wednesday in search of elusive Democratic votes as he argued that his plan would benefit middle-class Americans, like truck drivers, more than it would help his fellow business tycoons. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
The average American family will get $4,000 from tax cuts, Trump team says
October 16, 2017 - 8:25am