The president’s note thanked the Senate’s top Republican for backing the confirmation of Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
The Senate Democrats’ top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americans want a robust government that will promote education access, labor bargaining rights, progressive taxes and more.
Members of Congress from states with legal pot urged their colleagues Thursday not to stand in the way of expanded legalization and to approve measures that would make it easier for marijuana businesses to operate.
House Republicans demanded a travel ban from Ebola-ravaged West Africa Thursday, calling it the only sure way to protect Americans from the virus’s deadly reach. Administration officials resisted, as anxiety over the disease raced through the country and rattled the White House and Capitol Hill.
After a seven month nationwide competition, the winning design for a planned park on the old 11th Street Bridge that connected D.C.’s Capitol Hill and Anacostia neighborhoods has been chosen.
Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn’t mean residents of the nation’s capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill.
The long-dormant debate over statehood for the District of Columbia is about to be revived on Capitol Hill.
The National Symphony Orchestra plans to take its music to the northeast Washington neighborhoods of Brookland and NoMa next year.
A House subcommittee is scheduled to take up a bill that includes more than $600 million in funds for the District of Columbia.
President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.