A political pope is sure to seize his opportunity when he addresses a political body. So both Democrats and Republicans are looking forward to Pope Francis’ remarks to Congress next month — and bracing for them, too.
Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk is reporting she has raised $210,000 since filing to run for Congress.
Members of Congress from the Washington area say they’re troubled that the Metro subway system isn’t doing enough to ensure that passengers are safe following a fatal malfunction in January.
House Republicans want to continue blocking the District of Columbia from allowing legal marijuana sales.
Members of Congress representing the Washington area say they’re “appalled” that the Metro subway system hasn’t installed components that protect the electrified third rail, possibly putting passengers’ lives at risk.
Members of Congress from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia say they’ll try to restore $50 million in funding for safety improvements to the Metro subway system that was cut by the House.
President Obama says he expects the Senate to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions before it expires Sunday at midnight.
Acknowledging that increasing the Republican majority in Congress may be impossible, the Senate Majority Leader said his goal for the 2016 election is to keep the seats he has.
A move to write new war powers to authorize the Obama administration’s 9-month-old battle against Islamic State militants has stalled in Congress. It might even be dead.
A leading House Republican says a school voucher program for District of Columbia students is successful and should continue.