US lawmakers celebrate the royal wedding

Saturday, 19 May 2018 06:30 Written by
U.S. lawmakers celebrated on Saturday as Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle in a ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor, England. The ceremony, broadcast in the U.S. in the early hours of Saturday, transformed Harry into...

GOP revolts multiply against retiring Ryan

Friday, 18 May 2018 14:34 Written by
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) appears to be losing his grip on power over a restive House Republican conference just a month after announcing he would retire from Congress.Members of the far-right Freedom Caucus teamed with moderate Republicans on...

Farm bill revolt could fuel Dreamer push

Friday, 18 May 2018 12:29 Written by
Republican immigration reformers said Friday’s defeat of the GOP farm bill will generate more support for the upstart effort to force House action on "Dreamer" legislation.Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), a leading voice in the effort to...

Three Republicans join climate change caucus

Friday, 18 May 2018 11:17 Written by
Three House Republicans have joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers dedicated to addressing the threat posed by climate change.Reps. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), Pete Roskam (R-Ill.) and Erik Paulsen (R-Wis.) joined the Climate Solutions Caucus this week...

House rejects farm bill as conservatives revolt

Friday, 18 May 2018 09:04 Written by
House conservatives tanked a GOP farm bill on Friday over an intraparty feud over immigration, delivering a stunning blow to Republican leaders as they try to find a path forward on immigration.In a 198-213 vote, GOP conservatives...
A House Democrat introduced legislation on Thursday to prohibit lawmakers from sleeping in their offices, a practice that is common among some members of Congress.Rep. Bennie Thompson's (D-Miss.) measure would also allow lawmakers to...