Leading Democrat Calls For Legalized Marijuana In All 50 StatesThe democrat's argument was heavily based on the belief that arrests for marijuana possession have become a punishment that doesn't fit the crime.
Boehner Says He'll Get Lots Done In His Final Month As SpeakerOutgoing House Speaker John Boehner promises CBS's "Face the Nation" he will avert a threatened government shutdown when the government runs out of money Wednesday night.
Pope Francis To Congress: We Must View Immigrants As People, Not NumbersPope Francis summoned U.S. lawmakers Thursday to defend and preserve the dignity of all Americans, introducing himself as "a son of this great continent" as he became the first pontiff in history to address a joint meeting of Congress.
Catholic Lawmakers Thrilled by Upcoming Visit of Pope FrancisThis week's historic address by Pope Francis to a joint meeting of Congress has lawmakers of all political affiliations and religious backgrounds buzzing.
Baltimore Pastor Jamal Bryant Announces Bid for CongressA pastor who was highly visible during the unrest in Baltimore after Freddie Gray's death says he's running for Congress.
Pope And Congress: Francis Is Certain To Challenge LawmakersA 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.
Pena-Melnyk Reports Raising $210K For Congressional BidDel. Joseline Pena-Melnyk is reporting she has raised $210,000 since filing to run for Congress.
Congressional Delegation Says Metro Still Has Safety IssuesMembers 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 Wants to Continue Ban on Sale of Legal Pot in D.C.House Republicans want to continue blocking the District of Columbia from allowing legal marijuana sales.
Members of Congress 'Appalled' by Metro Safety LapseMembers 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.
D.C.-Area Delegation Hopes to Restore Cut Metro FundingMembers 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.
Obama: 'Handful Of Senators' Standing In The Way Of The Patriot ActPresident Obama says he expects the Senate to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions before it expires Sunday at midnight.
McConnell: 2016 Goal Is To Maintain GOP MajorityAcknowledging 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.
Push To Write New War Powers For Obama Stalls In CongressA 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.
GOP Congressman Wants D.C. School Vouchers to ContinueA leading House Republican says a school voucher program for District of Columbia students is successful and should continue.