After spending over thirty years in Congress, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, R-Nev., announced Friday he will not seek re-election next year. Reid, who was first elected to the Senate in 1986, recently suffered serious eye and facial injuries in an accident while exercising.
In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve legislation permanently blocking cuts in reimbursements for doctors that treat patients on Medicare.
After holding votes on several different budget proposals, the House finally voted Wednesday evening to approve a $3.8 trillion budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Reflecting concerns about a divide within their own party, House Republican leaders have decided to dust off an obscure legislative procedure in order to pass a budget plan on Wednesday.
Indiana Senator Dan Coats, R-Ind., announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in 2016, potentially opening the door for former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., to reclaim his old seat.
Second-term Congressman Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., announced Monday that he is running for the Florida Senate seat currently held by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. In a statement announcing his campaign, Murphy described himself as a certified public accountant and small businessman, not a career politician.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, sent a letter Friday formally requesting Hillary Clinton turn over the personal email server she used while Secretary of State.
Under pressure from the Obama administration, the leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee agreed to delay a vote on legislation allowing Congress to weigh in on any nuclear agreement with Iran.
Senate Republicans unveiled their first budget in nearly ten years on Wednesday, although the proposal does not cut government spending by quite as much as the plan proposed by the House GOP.
Further narrowing what was expected to be a crowded Democratic field, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., announced Tuesday she will not run for Senate in 2016.
Facing questions about his congressional office and campaign spending, Republican Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., announced Tuesday that he will resign from Congress at the end of the month.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, looked to keep the pressure on Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, telling reporters that the former Secretary of State should turn over her personal email server to an independent arbiter.
House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, R-Ga., unveiled his budget proposal for fiscal 2016 on Tuesday, with the plan slated to eliminate the budget deficit by 2024. The House GOP budget proposal does not raise taxes and would instead balance the budget by cutting spending by $5.5 trillion over ten years.
For the fourth month in a row, the results of a Gallup poll show that Americans name dissatisfaction with government as the country's biggest problem. The poll showed that 18 percent of Americas cited the government as the most important problem facing the country.