Congress

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., departs after attending a House GOP conference meeting

George Santos not taking committee assignments amid calls to resign

Reports in recent weeks have surfaced that Santos fabricated his background before being elected to Congress in November 2022.

 | Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden speaks at the National Prayer Breakfast.

Concerns over prayer breakfast lead Congress to take it over

The organizer and host for this year's breakfast will be the National Prayer Breakfast Foundation, headed by former Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark.

 | AP

Crude oil pipes at the Bryan Mound site near Freeport, Texas.

House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile

Pres. Biden withdrew 180 million barrels from the strategic reserve over several months, bringing the stockpile to its lowest level since the 1980s.

 | AP

House Oversight Chairman Rep. James Comer.

House GOP wastes no time launching investigations

With their new majority in hand, House Republicans have made it clear that government oversight will be a huge focus.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Jackson, Miss.'s O.B. Curtis Water Plant is shown.

Federal funding helps Jackson, Mississippi address water crisis

A Jackson restaurant owner shares what the millions headed to the city could do to help businesses like his deal with aging infrastructure.

 | Jessie Cohen

A happy golden retriever.

Should Congress force the USDA to do more to protect dogs?

The ASPCA wants Congress to compel the Department of Agriculture to investigate and fine breeders more for violations.

 | Joe St. George

Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn.

Congressman wants a tracking system for US classified documents

This comes after a string of the nation's top officials have been found housing classified documents on personal property.

 | Elina Tarkazikis

Ticketmaster tickets and gift cards.

Congress to question Ticketmaster following Taylor Swift ticket fiasco

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to hold a hearing Tuesday to dive into whether Ticketmaster has too much influence on the music business.

 | Joe St. George

Republican Rep. George Santos

Santos receives 2 committee assignments despite more calls to resign

Rep. George Santos has denied wrongdoing and maintains he'll serve out his two-year congressional term, unless his constituents ask him to resign.

 | Maura Sirianni

People walk outside the U.S Capitol building.

Making sense of all the investigations being launched in Washington

From inquires into President Joe Biden to probes into issues on the southern border, 2023 could be the year of the investigations.

 | Joe St. George

A sign stands outside the office of Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., on Capitol Hill

NY Republicans are now asking Rep. George Santos to resign

Local NY Republicans are calling on Rep. George Santos to resign after more campaign lies come out.

 | Alexandra Miller

Rep. George Santos departs Capitol Hill.

Rep. Santos refuses to resign following calls from NY Republicans

Republican leaders called for New York Rep. George Santos to immediately step down following accusations he lied about his past.

 | Scripps News Staff

Rep. George Santos

Campaign Legal Center alleges Santos misrepresented campaign funds

Nonpartisan watchdog group Campaign Legal Center is accusing Rep. George Santos of using campaign funds for personal expenses, among other things.

 | Scripps News Staff

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy.

House To Vote On Rules Package After McCarthy Wins Speaker Battle

In his acceptance speech, Kevin McCarthy promised the House would be a check on the president and his policies.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Incoming House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., holds the gavel on the House floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

McCarthy Elected House Speaker In Vote 15 After Chaotic Week

The House was finally able to swear in newly elected lawmakers who had been waiting all week for the chamber to formally open.

 | AP and Nathaniel Reed

The Supreme Court

How The Supreme Court Is Still Entangled In Jan. 6, Two Years Later

After Jan. 6, the Supreme Court was forced to take up cases regarding the very administration that put three justices on the bench.

 | Alexandra Miller

Representative Jimmy Gomez wore his 4-month-old son Hodge as he waits to be sworn in.

Elected Members Of Congress Wait With Their Families To Be Sworn In

Some of their kids were seen napping on the chamber floor as House speaker vote frustrations continue.

 | Joe St. George

California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy talks with other representatives.

McCarthy Fails For 3rd Long Day In GOP House Speaker Fight

The House stalemate over choosing a new speaker is continuing for a long, excruciating third day of voting with no end in sight.

 | AP

Rep. Kevin McCarthy speaks with other representatives.

McCarthy Rejected For House Speaker With GOP In Disarray

The second day of a new Congress ended without much progress in naming a new House speaker.

 | AP

Rep.-elect George Santos.

Rep.-Elect Santos Issued Premature Statement Saying He Was Sworn In

Santos wasn't the only incoming representative to announce they had been sworn in. At least three other GOP lawmakers issued a nearly identical.

 | Scripps News Staff

Sunrise at the U.S. Capitol

Jan. 6 Panel Shutting Down After Referring Trump For Crimes

The House Jan. 6 committee's time officially ends Tuesday when the new Republican-led House is sworn in.

 | AP

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy

McCarthy Fails In Two Votes For House Speaker, Not Conceding

Lawmakers convened Tuesday to a new era of divided government as Democrats relinquish control of the House after midterm election losses.

 | AP

Military members are shown.

New Housing Support For Military Families Is Coming

In a tough economy, the Defense Department is taking steps to help relieve the burden on military families.

 | Haley Bull

New York Rep.-elect George Santos

U.S. Rep.-Elect George Santos Investigated For Lying About His Past

The New York Republican has shown no signs of stepping aside and is scheduled to be sworn in Tuesday.

 | AP

Rep.-elect George Santos talks to a voter

New York Rep.-Elect Santos Admits To Lying About Career, College

Santos admitted to lying about his college education, as well as his career. Explaining his fabrications, Santos says, "We do stupid things in life."

 | AP and Alexandra Miller

Incoming New York Republican Congressman George Santos

Incoming N.Y. Congressman May Have Won Election With Fraudulent Resume

Despite being on his resume, there's no history of George Santos attending NYU or working at Citigroup or Goldman Sachs.

 | Alexandra Miller

A Social Security card

Social Security Reform Set For Debate In New Congress

More lawmakers are sounding the alarm about the Social Security program's financial stability.

 | Joe St. George

Former President Donald Trump announces he is running for president for the third time at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla.

Congress Approves New Election Rules In Jan. 6 Response

Congress has passed changes to the arcane law that controls how it ratifies the winner of a presidential election.

 | AP

The U.S. Capitol

House Passes $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill

The $1.7 trillion spending bill finances federal agencies through September and provides more aid to Ukraine. It now heads to President Biden.

 | AP

The sun rises behind the Capitol in Washington.

Lawmakers Unveil Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown, Boost Ukraine Aid

The Senate is expected to vote on the $1.7T spending bill first, where support from at least 10 GOP senators will be needed to pass it onto the House.

 | AP