Rep. Tom Marino (R., Pa.) announced Thursday he would resign from Congress, effective next week.
Congressional leaders are working on a new piece of legislation that would penalize Chinese telecom companies known to be conducting espionage in the United States on behalf of the Communist government, according to lawmakers and senior congressional officials.
A potential Democratic candidate for president is ranked among one of the “worst bosses” on Capitol Hill, according to staff turnover data compiled by government tracking site Legistorm.
A group of Republican lawmakers on Wednesday introduced legislation to ensure that law enforcement and “essential personnel” who work during the partial government shutdown are paid.
Democratic leaders late Sunday evening vowed to derail a vote on a package of pro-Israel bills despite those measures having received broad bipartisan support in previous Congresses, essentially ensuring the partial government shutdown continues.
The 17-day shutdown continued this week after top Democrats declared late in the weekend no deal had been reached, but Congress has remained funded and is not part of the partial shutdown.
Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings (Md.), the newly minted chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is planning to investigate the Trump administration over its decision to include the question of citizenship on the 2020 census.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) incorrectly attributed historic firsts to the 116th Congress during its first day in session, as pointed out by Rep. Justin Amash (R., Mich.).
The 116th Congress is comprised of the lowest number of Christian lawmakers since Pew Research Center began collecting data in 1961 and is a slightly more religiously diverse body than the previous Congress.
The U.S. government was partially shut down early on Saturday in a fierce dispute over President Donald Trump’s demands that Congress assign $5 billion for a wall along the border with Mexico.
Political and religious leaders convened at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to urge the Trump administration to address the persecution of Christians in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region of Africa.