Skip to content

Congress

Latest Stories

CLIFF_WEB_20121129_0003

CLIFF_WEB_20121129_0003

House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, arrives to speak to reporters after House Republicans voted for their leadership for the next session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

CLIFF_WEB_20121129_0001

CLIFF_WEB_20121129_0001

With the presidential seal in the background, President Obama pauses in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, where he spoke about how middle-class Americans would see their taxes go up if Congress fails to act to extend tax cuts. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

CLIFF_20121127_0003

CLIFF_20121127_0003

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The first post-election test of wills could start next week when Congress returns from its election recess to deal with unfinished business ó including a looming "fiscal cliff" of $400 billion in higher taxes and $100 billion in automatic cuts in military and domestic spending to take effect in January if Congress doesn't head them off. Economists warn that the combination could plunge the nation back into a recession. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

20121126-204401-pic-14399567_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

20121126-204401-pic-14399567_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

“He’s going to break the rules to change the rules, which is a wonderful way to start the new Congress.” - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican (Associated Press)

20121126-204401-pic-14399567.jpg

20121126-204401-pic-14399567.jpg

“He’s going to break the rules to change the rules, which is a wonderful way to start the new Congress.” - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican (Associated Press)

20121125-214648-pic-481997954_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

20121125-214648-pic-481997954_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Sens.-elect Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (left) and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, both liberal Democrats, are part of the new Congress that saw the loss of centrist veterans in both parties. “Congress seems to be going in the opposite direction of the country, just as the country is screaming for solutions to gridlock,” says Democratic strategist Phil Singer. (Associated Press)

20121125-214648-pic-465586870.jpg

20121125-214648-pic-465586870.jpg

Sen.-elect Ted Cruz of Texas is one of several tea partyers elected to serve in the new Congress, which welcomes 12 rookie members of the Senate and at least 81 new House members. (Associated Press)

20121125-214648-pic-481997954.jpg

20121125-214648-pic-481997954.jpg

Sens.-elect Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (left) and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, both liberal Democrats, are part of the new Congress that saw the loss of centrist veterans in both parties. “Congress seems to be going in the opposite direction of the country, just as the country is screaming for solutions to gridlock,” says Democratic strategist Phil Singer. (Associated Press)

20121125-211240-pic-495529181_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

20121125-211240-pic-495529181_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

“Congress has an obligation to find out who made these decisions, and for what purpose, and then hold agencies accountable for any misuse of taxpayer funds.” - Sen Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican (Associated Press)

20121125-211240-pic-495529181.jpg

20121125-211240-pic-495529181.jpg

“Congress has an obligation to find out who made these decisions, and for what purpose, and then hold agencies accountable for any misuse of taxpayer funds,” said Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican. (Associated Press)

civil-war-perspective_reps_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

civil-war-perspective_reps_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

This undated handout image provided by the Library of Congress shows a letter written by Mary Todd Lincoln to Julia Ann Sprigg, May 29, 1862, which is part of an exhibit at the Library of Congress of letters and diaries saved for 150 years from those who lived through the Civil War that offer a new glimpse at the arguments that split the nation. The Library of Congress holds the largest collection of Civil War documents. It has pulled 200 items from its holdings for a new exhibit to reveal both private and public thoughts from dozens of famous and ordinary citizens who lived in the North and the South. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

Civil War Perspective_Reps.jpg

Civil War Perspective_Reps.jpg

This undated handout image provided by the Library of Congress shows a letter written by Mary Todd Lincoln to Julia Ann Sprigg, May 29, 1862, which is part of an exhibit at the Library of Congress of letters and diaries saved for 150 years from those who lived through the Civil War that offer a new glimpse at the arguments that split the nation. The Library of Congress holds the largest collection of Civil War documents. It has pulled 200 items from its holdings for a new exhibit to reveal both private and public thoughts from dozens of famous and ordinary citizens who lived in the North and the South. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

rouzer-2012_star_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

rouzer-2012_star_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Sen. David Rouzer talks with media outside precinct H02 at the Northeast Regional Library, Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012, in Wilmington, N.C. Rouzer is running for a seat in Congress, representing the state's 7th District. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Paul Stephen)

Rouzer 2012_Star.jpg

Rouzer 2012_Star.jpg

Sen. David Rouzer talks with media outside precinct H02 at the Northeast Regional Library, Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012, in Wilmington, N.C. Rouzer is running for a seat in Congress, representing the state's 7th District. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Paul Stephen)

20121118-194637-pic-533804777_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

20121118-194637-pic-533804777_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett was sent to Congress by Maryland voters 10 times before losing his re-election bid two weeks ago to Democrat John K. Delaney. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

20121118-194637-pic-533804777.jpg

20121118-194637-pic-533804777.jpg

Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett was sent to Congress by Maryland voters 10 times before losing his re-election bid two weeks ago to Democrat John K. Delaney. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

20121118-194637-pic-140708357.jpg

20121118-194637-pic-140708357.jpg

In his waning days as a lawmaker, Mr. Bartlett says it is time for members of Congress to learn how to compromise. (U.S. Congress)

cliff_6296_20121116_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

cliff_6296_20121116_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

President Barack Obama, flanked by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., speaks to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, as he hosted meeting of the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss the deficit and economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

cliff_6294_20121116_primary_image.jpg

cliff_6294_20121116_primary_image.jpg

President Barack Obama pauses as he hosts a meeting of the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss the deficit and economy, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, the president, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

CLIFF_6296_20121116

CLIFF_6296_20121116

President Barack Obama, flanked by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., speaks to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, as he hosted meeting of the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss the deficit and economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)