While the Senate overwhelming voted Wednesday to agree that climate changes is real, the chamber fell one vote short of saying that human activity is a contributing factor.
In a surprise move, House Republican leaders canceled plans to hold a vote on a controversial anti-abortion bill due to opposition from some of their own members.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Wednesday he has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress next month.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., returned to work at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, less than three weeks after sustaining severe injures in an accident while exercising.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., has offered President Barack Obama some advice on next week's State of the Union, implying that the president needs to offer ideas that appeal to the new Republican-controlled Congress.
Newly elected Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, will deliver the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union next Tuesday, the GOP leadership announced on Thursday.
While Republicans control both the House and Senate for the first time since 2006, the results of a Gallup poll showed that the approval rating for the legislative branch remains at the same low level as the divided Congress that preceded it.
Kicking off what is likely to be one of the first protracted battles of the new Congress, the House voted Wednesday to approve legislation that blocks funding for President Barack Obama's controversial executive action on immigration.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris officially announced Tuesday she is running for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., in 2016.
A bill authorizing construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared its first procedural hurdle in the Senate in a vote Monday evening, although the legislation still faces a veto threat from President Barack Obama.