National Journal released its 2013 vote ratings on Thursday. The ratings are based on roll-call votes from 2013 and compared on an ideological scale. Votes on noncontroversial issues and issues that fall along regional lines were not included.
While Republicans often get the reputation for being “the party of the rich,” seven of the 10 richest members of Congress are Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP).
The House Judiciary Committee approved the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement (SAFE) act, a bill meant to improve enforcement of current immigration laws that supporters say is necessary before comprehensive immigration reform can be discussed, on Tuesday.
A website that gives free access to the writings of several United States Founding Fathers was launched Thursday afternoon at the National Archives.
Leaders from the House and Senate announced Thursday that they had introduced legislation intended to punish criminals for cyberespionage and intellectual property theft.
The “Gang of Eight” immigration bill is full of provisions many senators seem to be ignoring, former Lt. Governor of New York Betsy McCaughey said at a Senate briefing Wednesday afternoon.
Several congressmen expressed concerns about the federal witness security program (WITSEC) at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday after a May inspector general report revealed the Justice Department lost track of two known or suspected terrorists.
Congress should view immigration reform as an economic issue, experts said Wednesday.
House Republicans expressed concerns at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday that the Senate immigration bill repeats the mistakes of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).
The African American Leadership Council asked the Congressional Black Caucus to oppose the Senate Gang of Eight’s immigration bill at a press conference Wednesday morning.