The investigative arm of Congress says a referendum passed by District of Columbia voters to give the city more control over its own budget has “no legal effect.”
Rep. Henry Waxman, one of Congress’ fiercest negotiators and a policy expert on everything from clean air to health care, will retire at the end of the year after four decades in the House.
During his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama stated he wants to “make this a year of action” when he spoke about a number of proposals in which he hopes will help to push the country forward.
The Florida congressman who pleaded guilty to cocaine-possession charges last year will resign, his spokesman said Monday.
House Speaker John Boehner says he likes his life too much to run for president.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says House Republicans will tackle immigration reform in pieces rather than the Senate’s comprehensive approach.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress, will give the party’s response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Republican state Sen. Richard Black says he has decided against making a run for Congress to fill the seat being vacated by Frank Wolf.
Democratic Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who had been considering a run for Maryland governor, says he will seek re-election to Congress.
A liberal leaning think tank is blaming Senate Democrats for the gridlock the government has been having recently.