Senate Republicans have the math on their side when it comes to the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
MixedTimes - Chad Pergram
The confirmation of the next Supreme Court justice will hinge on two things: timing and math.
Democrats signal plans to target filibuster if they take back Senate, as GOP embraces campaign issue
The filibuster exasperates both sides when they are in the majority. And, naturally, if you are the majority party, you want to ram legislation through the Senate without the nettlesome encumbrances of a pesky minority.
Congressional officials are starting to worry about what could unfold if they struggle to determine whether President Trump or Joe Biden prevails in battleground states.
There was a lot of pounding on Capitol Hill the past few days as Senate Republicans tried to advance some form of coronavirus relief.
Election day falls on Nov. 3. But another set of crucial elections falls in late November or early December on Capitol Hill.
Coronavirus is the culprit.
The House approved 10 of the 12 annual spending bills. It’s doubtful those measures could ever become law.
The U.S. Capitol is often an empty cavern during the pandemic. The congressional August recess, with only a few lawmakers in the building, augments the void.
Why DeJoy's Capitol Hill hearings are about much more than just the Postal Service.
August is the most volatile month of the 12.
Congress is caught in a temporal loop when it comes to the next coronavirus bill.
Negotiations over the next coronavirus bill produced an equally important political salon: the room where it didn’t happen.
The only alternative lawmakers may have on coronavirus relief is coughing up gobs of money, just to keep the economy afloat
2020 has been a year for the ages. That means this August is primed to be the dooziest of doozies.
Let’s begin with two, basic premises. First, the U.S. truly has “representative government.” That is to say, the amalgamation of lawmakers sent to Washington from the four winds truly represent the attitude and vicissitudes of America’s diverse regions and cultures.
On Capitol Hill, you don’t even need to tell time at all. One just needs to know when it’s “the 11th hour.”
A telltale sign of how things are going for the Republican party spilled into public view recently on Capitol Hill.
It will be almost impossible not to address health issues in the autumn.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin travel to Capitol Hill Tuesday to meet with Senate Republicans over lunch and then huddle with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on the next coronavirus bill.
Chad Pergram: John Lewis had a steely resolve - calm flowed through him, but he could be fire and lightning
If Lewis spotted a transgression, an imbalance of justice, a wrong which deserved a right, he would unleash verbal thunder on the House floor. Health care. Tax policy.
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a former leading civil rights activist and symbol of the movement in the House of Representatives during his 33 year tenure, is dead at the age of 80.
You’ve heard of defund the police. Now, defund the Confederates.
One could consolidate the challenges facing Republicans in 2020 into a matter of hours late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
Police reform was done even before it started in the U.S. Senate.
It’s easy to score political points, but tougher to move the same bill through the House and Senate and deposit it on President Trump’s desk.
The Supreme Court decision in the LBGTQ case and the DACA ruling last week only underscored why the nominations over justices and the political fights in the Senate over their confirmations are so monumental.
There have been various fits and starts over the years to eliminate some of the most-controversial art and statuary which adorns the U.S. Capitol. But little changes.
What will 2020 elections be about? Impeachment, pandemic, George Floyd death by June leaves door wide open
It’s only mid-June. And we don’t really know what may define the November elections.
Legislative powers, like bills, resolutions and talking points, sometimes seem powerless.
It’s about inertia. And with few exceptions, President Trump has inertia on his side when it comes to the support of Congressional Republicans.
You thought Democrats were done with President Trump after impeachment? Y
Both scrubbed their respective launches.
It is said that 90 percent of life is just showing up.
It’s hard to distill this into a simple, easy to understand, voter-friendly term, but the semiotics are clear on the Republican side of the aisle.
The Senate was in session last week. Then left. Then the House appeared at the end of the week. Then left, too. The Senate returned this week.
The House Democrats' bill may not go “anywhere,” butit will likely serve as a marker and send a message,in more ways than one.
Police and security are protecting against terror and other violent attacks – but not doing much about the coronavirus.
If Rip Van Winkle drifted off for a few weeks back in December, unaware of the coronavirus pandemic, he’d likely wake upthinking little had changed.
More than a dozen U.S. Capitol Police officers have tested positive for coronavirus since late March, with at least two contracting COVID-19 just this week, Fox News has learned.
Signs that the old way of doing things in Congress – be it hearings, votes, news conferences or just chatting with constituents – could be in the rearview mirror for a long time.
The Senate hasn’t held a major hearing since early March since the upper chamber of Congress – like the rest of the country – was shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic, but that will change this week now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Secretary of Senate says she cannot comply with Biden request to release records on purported Reade complaint
The secretary of the Senate on Monday said her office cannot comply with a request by presumptive Democratic presidential nomineeJoe Bidento order a search for a purported complaint made by the woman accusing him of sexual assault when he was a senator.
People have beenscrambling to better understand how the coronavirus would affect campaigns in this election year -- but it's clear the finger-pointing has intensified.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is rolling the dice as he reconvenes the Senate next week.
“I look forward to seeing all my colleagues next Monday,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., saidthis week, as some in Congress wondered if it was as much a declaration as it was a threat.
“People are still scared,” said one senior congressional source about the return. “There is still apprehension among lawmakers about returning to the National Capital Region.”
There may be races to reopen sectors of the economy to stem the federal spending explosion, but whether anyone likes it or not, the era of big government is here, and both sides contributed.
Congress is facing calls to "get back to work" -- but working on what?
Lawmakers in the House are poised to debate whether to allow “proxy” or “remote” voting so members don’t have to physically gather on the floor amid coronavirus social distancing.
Either Congress is in or out, but it's more complex if Congress is technically on “recess” -- but meeting at three-day intervals, as required by the Constitution, in “pro forma” sessions.
The coronavirus pandemic has claimed an unlikely victim on Capitol Hill: the custom of the roll call vote.
Let’s face it: Nearly every piece of legislation which emerges from Capitol Hill over the next year will deal with coronavirus in some form.
Lawmakers have fought for a phase four coronavirus stimulus bill, with no end in sight.
Why can’t they just vote from home?
Let’s explore what happened during the coronavirus debate last week.
It has been 25 years since such oratorical rancor seized the Senate floor.
“We need Congressional action by Monday,” warned one Republican administration source late last week to Fox.
The midday sun on Capitol Hill was a cruel mirage, a cloak shrouding pending economic chaos and human catastrophe inflicted by thecoronavirus.
House lawmakers approved a revampedmultibillion-dollarcoronavirus relief package Monday that was initially passed over the weekend in the wee hours after negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi andthe Trump administration.
“Do not underestimate the challenge the Senate could face passing this bill.”
Discussions are underway about curbing all non-essential activity at the Capitol amid the coronavirus threat. Fox News is told the conversations will likely mean a suspension of public tours at the Capitol and limits on other access by some personnel and employeeson Capitol Hill.
Members of Congress are warning constituents to wash their hands. Avoid large congregations of people. Perhaps, even stand away from persons in conversations.
Congress is a reactive body. It responds to events.
Fox News has obtained a memo sent to all House offices by the House Administration Committee this evening about Congressional operations and the coronavirus threat.
Coronavirus makes you worry about the little things on Capitol Hill.
Republicans and the Trump Administration have a challenge in front of them as FISA is up for renewalon March 15.
An effort is underway on Capitol Hill to get the top four leaders in the House and Senate to agree on a plan for Congressional operations should the coronavirus threaten Washington D.C.
We’ve not detected fear, per se, on Capitol Hill amid the coronavirus outbreak. But lawmakers know coronavirus isn’t something they can fully control. They can only respond – and hope they respond in the best way possible with money and resources.
The alarm bells are now sounding in the Democratic party – especially as Democrats try to hold control of the House, win the Senate and topple President Trump this fall.
Some Democrats are freaking out at the prospect that Sen. Bernie Sanders could win the Democratic nomination.
Let’s start with Operation Ajax. It was 1953. The United States, working with British intelligence, overthrew democratically-elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in favor of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the “Shah of Iran.
Presidents' budgets sent to Congress seem to spark more fiscal confusion than anything else.
Support it or not, the Senate just completed a rancorous impeachment trial. Now President Trump is contesting whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. truly prays for him, as she often intimates at her weekly press conferences.
President Trump never mentioned impeachment in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. But Tuesday night was all about impeachment.
So much of what we’ve seen over the past week or so in the Senate trial of President Trump was not.
And the math right now dictates that the Senate probably does not have the votes to open the gateway to hear from witnesses at President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial on Friday.
Trump’s impeachment trial witness vote teetering on ‘razor’s edge,’ keep eye on possible ‘devil’s bargain’
The biggest questionsin the impeachment trial arewhen will it conclude and if the Senate will call witnesses.
The trial's newfound rocket docket could mean Republicans simply want to wrap things up.
Democrats think the president committed “high crimes and misdemeanors.” And whether it’s allowed on the floor or not, Republicans think Democrats are just pettifogging Trump.
The Senate is set to begin its trial session in the impeachment of President Trump on Tuesday afternoon, where lawmakers will hash out the terms and details for the ground rules that will govern proceedings.
Here is how things are expected go down Tuesday in the Senate for President Trump’s impeachment trial.
Here’s what to expect in the coming days of President Trump's impeachment trial.
Only in Washington could you have such a juxtaposition.
Just as soon as the House concluded votes on Friday and most lawmakers rushed to the airport, garage or Union Station, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signaled that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) should be ready in the coming days to summon to the floor the measure to appoint impeachment managers and send the articles of impeachment to the Senate.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) isn’t attending this weekend’s playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday he has the votes to start an impeachment trial even without an agreement on potential witnesses – once the chamber receives the articles from the House.
Here’s where Congress stands on a potential Senate impeachment trial and if – or when – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,may send over the articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Security has been upgraded at the Capitol after the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimaniand prompted vows of retaliation from Iran.
The House voted to impeach President Trump just before Christmas. Now it’s the new year and the disposition of a Senate trial is as unclear now as it was then.
Many Americans gripe about the national debt, but in Washington, nothing much really changes.
What does Congress have on its docket this year once the impeachment trial wraps up?
So, what does Congress have on its docket this year once the impeachment trial wraps up?
Reporter's Notebook: Why is Pelosi holding the articles of impeachment? DC insiders have some theories
Here are some reasons that insiders have suggested to Fox News as to why Pelosi hasn’t sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate just yet.
The Senate has a specific set of 25 rules which dictate operations for a Senate impeachment trial. But the Senate’s only conducted 17 impeachment trials in history.
From impeachment to avoiding a government shutdown, this could be the week that broke Congress.
The sheer volume of work and stress often in Congress each December saps away holiday cheer as lawmakers, staff and journalists toil around the clock.
There are important roll call votes on Capitol Hill -- but votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump would be monumental.
Is there enough time for lawmakersto deposit articles of impeachment on the House floor this calendar year, or should it wait?