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Congress seals the deal on emergency relief after dispute over Fed...

WASHINGTON — A deal on a coronavirus relief package finally emerged on Sunday night, after members of Congress resolved a days-long impasse over a...

Senators urge federal funding for state distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are urging congressional leaders to include “robust” funding in any coronavirus relief package for states...

Barrett nomination advances to the U.S. Senate floor with a GOP-only...

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as...

U.S. Senate Democrats block GOP’S ‘weak’ police reform bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats blocked a GOP police reform bill Wednesday because, they said, it fails to adequately respond to police brutality against people...

Trump signs modest police reform order; defends ‘brave men and women...

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed a modest police reform order Tuesday in response to massive civil unrest over police brutality against people of color.The...

Civil rights groups urge Congress to combat police brutality

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of civil rights organizations have urged U.S. congressional leaders to quickly pass legislation to address police killings of black people following...

U.S. House Democrats unveil $3 trillion pandemic relief bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats unveiled an economic relief package of epic proportions Tuesday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.The sweeping legislation carries a...

U.S. Senate Democrats fail to unravel Trump policy that weakens Obamacare

U.S. Senate Democrats failed on Wednesday to overturn a Trump administration policy that allows states to ignore certain requirements of the Obama administration’s Affordable...

Elijah Cummings’ memorial brings political foes together

The nation’s political elite gathered in the U.S. Capitol Thursday to celebrate the life of Baltimore’s native son, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings.In a week...

Hurricane Michael aid delay: ‘unacceptable, morally wrong’

A bipartisan group of Florida’s leaders – including every member of the Cabinet, although not Gov. Ron DeSantis – demanded Thursday that Congress break...

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