If you work at the U.S. Capitol, you could very well face an insurrection against the United States of America by a pack of invaders who the Acting U.S.
MixedTimes - Chad Pergram
For the first time since 1798, the House of Representatives plans a second impeachment against an American government official.
Pelosi says Democrats could consider a second set of articles of impeachment for the presidentnext week.
Under the conditions of the 12th Amendment to the Constitution, both the House and Senate meet at 1 p.m. in a jointsession of Congress in the House chamber.
Starting the new Congress is inherently messy in a pandemic. The House of Representatives implemented "remote voting" in the spring. That’s where the House permitted members who were at high risk, quarantining, tested positive or caring for someone who is ill to "phone in" their vote.
Under the Budget Act of 1974, the President is required to submit a “budget request” to Congress in the winter.
The coronavirus/omnibus spending bill was dead to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of its burial wasn’t signed by the president…old coronavirus/omnibus spending bill was as dead as a doornail.
Undermining the authenticity of U.S. elections isn’t a new phenomena. Americans have chipped away at this for years.
What would it look like if Members of Congress were tested regularly – but the general population struggled to obtain a test, months into the pandemic?
In another time, in another place, congressional leaders would simply resort to a trusty old political maneuver to force lawmakers to vote for whatever final, intractable bill remained just before the holidays – and usually prevail.
Today is a key day in the certification of the election of President-elect Joe Biden as electors from individual states, pledged to the candidates assemble. This is the tabulation of the Electoral College.
There is one maxim on Capitol Hill: if there's a way to make things difficult, Congress will undoubtedly find a way to do so.
Biden further slims Democratic House majority with USDA pick, despite worries from some top Democrats
WithHouseDemocrats down to their slimmest majority in the chamber since World War II, a former chief of staff toHouse SpeakerNancy Pelosi is warningPresident-electJoe Bidenand his team to stop grabbing congressional Democrats for his incoming administration.
Democrats are looking to cling to a majority in the House of Representatives when the 117thCongress begins Jan. 3.
The House of Representatives will debate and vote on the final version of the defense policy bill Tuesday.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.,indicates the new117th Congress is likely to begin at noon on Jan.3 – even though it falls on a Sunday. The 20th Amendment to the Constitution mandates that Congress begin at that day and time.
Coronavirus altered most things in society. And constituting the House of Representatives to launch the 117th Congress in January is no different.
The winner of a runoff to replace Georgia Rep. John Lewis will only be in Washington for a few votes over the next couple of weeks and serve as a House member for about a month.
It is often said that Congress is a microcosm of society. That’s only amplified during coronavirus. As COVID-19 burns through the country, it’s burning through the Capitol as well.
No matter who succeeds Kamala Harris in the Senate, there are going to be a lot of disappointed politicians. That’s to say nothing of various interest groups and political factions who are pushing for one person or another.
House Democrats have voted for Nancy Pelosi to stand as their candidate for speaker.
The greatest, underreported story on the planet right now is the lack of any new coronavirus billthatcan become law.
Casual Shakespeare observers ignore his play “Coriolanus.” But the work named after a Roman leader lends particular insight into where we find American politics between the 2020 election and inauguration day.
The race is on to succeed Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the Senate.
Democrats harbored aspirations of a Democratic House, Democratic Senate and Joe Biden in the White House.
House Democrats are just starting to come to terms with the consequences of a tiny majority in the 117th Congress, beginning on January 3, 2021.
Regardless of what happens in the courts, the decision as to who becomes President rests with those who operate under the Big White Dome on Capitol Hill.
Democrats went into election night confident they would increase their majority in the House of Representatives -- but they appear to have lost a number of key seats that were won in 2018 while failing to flip seats held by vulnerable Republicans.
What happens if there’s a tie in the Senate? Such a scenario is certainly a possibility this fall.
Let’s get the easy part out of the way first: it’s all Congress’ fault.
Such chatter is great, pre-election fodder. It electrifies the base of both parties.
One thing’s for sure. The clock has been ticking. And if the keys to a coronavirus agreement are real, it’s taking a long time to find them.
Senate Democrats were stuck. There was never much Democrats could do to sidetrack the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court.
What's next in the process to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
Democrats have likely lost this round as barring unforeseen circumstances, the Senate will likely confirm Barrett to a lifetime appointment on the High Court.
Here is the likely timetable for the prospective confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Amy Coney Barrett paints a memorable picture during the Supreme Court hearings.
There is almost no way to get this done before the election – even if there were to be an agreement. Nothing has moved since May. But a seminal moment is coming: the election.
Individual races in the House of Representatives may matter more than usual this year.
Here’s the first thing which was asked on Capitol Hill when President Trump put the kibosh on the coronavirus aid talks:Why did the President make such an announcement when the market was open?
Amy Coney Barrett heads before the Judiciary Committee less than a month before the election.
Friday was an inflection point for the country and the fight against coronavirus.
If there is so much “consensus” on the need to do another package of coronavirus assistance, why isn’t another, bipartisan bill ready?
Senate Republicans have the math on their side when it comes to the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
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.