President Joe Biden

Debt ceiling debate reignited as President Biden reveals budget

The president's plan reduces the deficit by $3 trillion over 10 years. Congress has the final say on approving the budget.

 | Joe St. George

Mitch McConnell

GOP leader Mitch McConnell hospitalized after falling

The longest-serving Senate leader in history was hospitalized on Wednesday after attending a private dinner.

 | AP

U.S. troops and Afghan allies prepare to leave Afghanistan in August 2021.

House GOP blames Biden for botched 2021 US exit from Afghanistan

House Republicans have demanded more answers from the Biden administration about the turbulent removal of troops from Afghanistan in August 2021.

 | Justin Boggs

Sen. John Fetterman waves to supporters

Sen. Fetterman working while being treated for depression

Sen. Fetterman reportedly went over rail safety legislation and other Senate business with his chief of staff while in the hospital.

 | Scripps News Staff

Ben Savage

'Boy Meets World' star eyes U.S. House seat

Ben Savage will run in a heavily Democratic district that is currently held by Rep. Adam Schiff.

 | Scripps News Staff

Rep. George Santos

House Ethics panel launches probe into GOP's George Santos

The panel wants to determine whether Santos "engaged in unlawful activity with respect to his 2022 congressional campaign" among other actions.

 | AP

Workers continue to clean up remaining tank cars.

Senate to question Norfolk Southern CEO on East Palestine derailment

The hearing comes as senators introduce legislation that would strengthen regulations on the rail industry and stiffen punishments.

 | Justin Boggs

Merrick Garland speaks at Senate hearing.

AG Garland addresses guns, drugs and Ticketmaster before Senate

Attorney General Merrick Garland was asked about whether Ticketmaster was under investigation and the status of a variety of probes.

 | Justin Boggs and Nathaniel Reed

The House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party.

New China committee debuts with eye on major policy shifts

Committee chairman GOP Rep. Mike Gallagher hopes to issue recommendations on long-term policies for dealing with China as well as pass legislation.

 | AP

Sen. John Fetterman.

Sen. John Fetterman 'on path to recovery,' will be out for more weeks

Fetterman is being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he checked himself in for clinical depression on Feb. 15.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

NATO allies continue to send Ukraine aid 1 year later

The U.S. has sent Ukraine over $113B in military, economic and humanitarian aid, but not all Americans want the U.S. to play a major role in the war.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Sen. Jon Tester.

Montana man accused of threatening to kill US Sen. Jon Tester

In the indictment, prosecutors say the man made several threatening calls to Sen. Tester by phone, leaving voicemails at his office.

 | Scripps News Staff

Combination photo of Fox News host Tucker Carlson and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Reports: McCarthy gives Tucker Carlson access to Jan. 6 footage

Carlson, a Fox News host, has repeatedly downplayed the Capitol riot and called for the release of the raw footage to the public.

 | Scripps News Staff

Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., walks to a motorcade vehicle

Sen. John Fetterman commended for his mental health approach

Fetterman’s openess has led to praise from mental health advocates, fellow members of Congress, and President Joe Biden.

 | Nathaniel Reed

Local Starbucks Workers United members gather at a local union hall to vote

Starbucks CEO declines to testify before Senate Labor Committee

Lawmakers want Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to address allegations that the company has been actively engaged in union busting.

 | Scripps News Staff

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D) California, listens during a committee meeting.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she will not run for reelection

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she'll continue to "fight the epidemic of gun violence" in the next two years of her term.

 | Scripps News Staff

Rep. Elissa Slotkin speaks at a news conference.

Rep. Slotkin 'filled with rage' after 2nd school shooting in district

Oxford, Michigan, which is 75 miles east of the Michigan State University campus, had a school shooting less than 15 months ago.

 | Justin Boggs

Southwest Airlines Chief Operating Officer Andrew Watterson testifies during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing.

Senate grills Southwest Airlines COO on ignoring 'meltdown' warnings

Southwest pilots say they sounded the alarm on the airline's system issues, but they were ignored.

 | Clayton Sandell

Rep. George Santos, Rep. Matt Gaetz, and other Republicans gather in the House Chamber.

GOP on GOP: Romney scolds Santos, 'You don't belong here'

Santos' presence at the center aisle to see and be seen during President Biden's State of the Union address was met with stern criticism from Romney.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Sen. Tim Kaine

Sen. Kaine discusses President's address, economy, reelection and more

Sen. Kaine speaks with Scripps News ahead of President Joe Biden's State of the Union address.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Rep. Ilhan Omar, (D) Minnesota, leaves a news conference.

Rep. Ilhan Omar removed from Foreign Affairs Committee

The removal of Rep. Ilhan Omar, (D) Minnesota, from the committee stems from a 2019 tweet that was condemned by Republicans.

 | Scripps News Staff

The chamber of the House of Representatives is seen at the Capitol in Washington.

State of the Union 2023 viewing guide

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is expected to give the GOP's response to the address.

 | Justin Boggs

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Biden, McCarthy meet face-to-face on debt crisis worries

McCarthy had all but invited himself to the White House to start the conversation before a summer debt deadline.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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