Lawmakers are largely in a state of suspense as negotiators prepare for a very big week on the spending talks to avoid a potential government shutdown.
Senate Republican leaders are struggling to secure a majority of their conference to vote for a massive budget deal, something that could be an embarrassment for President Donald Trump, especially after House Republicans voted en masse against the deal his administration cut.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing this summer on a proposal to grant statehood to Washington, DC, reportedly the first House hearing in more than 25 years on the long-shot bid to transform the federal district into the nation's 51st state.
House Democrats are not rushing for the full House to vote on holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt, instead considering wrapping multiple contempt citations into a single package for a vote.
The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the looming constitutional collision over the Mueller report between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration.
Twenty-five years after the dawn of democracy in South Africa, citizens are heading to the polls in their millions.
The House Judiciary Committee is moving forward with its plan for staff attorneys to question Attorney General William Barr at a Thursday hearing on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, even as the attorney general is threatening not to attend the hearing over the proposed format.
The Senate will vote Tuesday to take up the Green New Deal, the progressives' prescription to battle climate change, but it is expected to be blocked by Democrats, who support many of the ideas in the plan but believe Republicans are trying to score political points by forcing a quick vote on the nascent proposal.
The United Methodist Church is investigating voting irregularities at its General Conference, which decided last month to reinforce policies that bar openly gay clergy and same-sex marriage, according to the denomination's news service.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Tuesday that a resolution condemning anti-Semitism set to come to a vote this week will be updated to include language condemning anti-Muslim bias as well.
Sixteen-year-olds can drive and pay taxes. Soon, they may also be able to vote in Oregon.
Yakima voters have rejected a proposition to build a downtown plaza in place of a parking lot off South 3rd Street.
Brazilians are voting Sunday in a presidential election seen as the most polarizing since the country's return to democracy three decades ago.
The Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court Saturday on a 50-48 vote.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Friday that she remains a "no" on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh but will vote "present" for Saturday's final vote, which won't affect Kavanaugh's confirmation but will allow Sen. Steve Daines to stay at his daughter's wedding in his home state instead of flying to Washington to cast his supporting vote.
The Senate Judiciary Committee's vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been delayed until next week.
Two polls released Tuesday show Democrats with a double-digit advantage over Republicans on the generic congressional ballot two months ahead of the midterm elections.
Democrats are preparing to vote on some of the biggest changes in decades to the way the party operates and chooses its presidential nominee.
Michelle Obama wants to get out the vote this November ---- and she has recruited a star-studded roster to spread the word about voter registration.
House Republicans will postpone a vote on their immigration compromise legislation until Friday, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters as he left a leadership meeting Thursday afternoon.
Swiss voters have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed overhaul of the country's banking system that had been described as "dangerous" by its critics.
Ireland has voted an emphatic "Yes" to amend the country's constitution to enable legislation that would allow women to have an abortion in a historic and emotionally charged referendum.
As House Republican leadership furiously searched for a way out of competing immigration uprisings from both ends of their own party, they committed Thursday to hold a vote on a conservative bill that has been demanded by their right flank for months.
Senate Democrats will force a vote Wednesday to repeal changes to net neutrality rules that were recently adopted by the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission.