Bob Dole

Former Senate Leader, Presidential Candidate Bob Dole Dies At 98

He shaped tax policy, foreign policy and rights for the disabled, and devoted his later years to the cause of wounded veterans.

 | Andrew Rafferty

The Capitol in Washington, D.C.

President Signs Stopgap Funding Bill To Keep Government Running

Both chambers of Congress passed legislation Thursday that will keep the federal government running for 11 more weeks.

 | AP

Night falls at the the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021.

Senate Passes Stopgap Funding Bill, Avoiding Shutdown

The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18.

 | AP

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

House Votes To Avert Shutdown, But Quick Senate OK In Doubt

The House passed a bill Thursday that funds the government through Feb. 18 and avoids a short-term shutdown after midnight Friday.

 | AP

Rep. Ilhan Omar

Rep. Omar Urges House GOP To Address 'Anti-Muslim Hatred'

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar has been the subject of repeated attacks by conservative pundits and some Republicans in Congress.

 | AP

Rioters at the U.S. Capitol

Federal Court To Hear Arguments Over Former Pres. Trump's Documents

The House committee investigating Jan. 6 is seeking documents from the former president — something he says should be kept under executive privilege.

 | Alexandra Miller

The Capitol is seen at dawn

Senate To Consider 'Build Back Better' After Thanksgiving Break

Taxes, paid leave and immigration are three parts of the legislation that could be cut or significantly changed in the Senate.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Rioters outside the U.S. Capitol

Oath Keepers, Proud Boys Subpoenaed By Jan. 6 House Panel

The groups and their leaders are the latest to be subpoenaed by the House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection.

 | AP and Andrew Rafferty

A man dressed as the "Build Back Better Bill" wears a sash saying, "on to the Senate"

Here's What's Next For 'Build Back Better'

The House finally passed President Joe Biden's signature social spending plan Friday, but it has a complicated path moving forward.

 | Nathaniel Reed

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

House Passes 'Build Back Better' Social Spending Bill

The bill now heads to the Senate, where cost-cutting demands by Sen. Joe Manchin seem certain to force significant changes.

 | AP

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Arizona

House Censures Rep. Gosar For Violent Video In Rare Rebuke

He tweeted an animated video that depicted him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., with a sword.

 | AP

President Joe Biden signs the "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act"

President Biden Signs $1T Infrastructure Deal With Bipartisan Crowd

He held off on signing the hard-fought infrastructure deal after it passed on Nov. 5 until legislators would be back from a Congressional recess.

 | AP

A photo of Steve Bannon speaking after leaving federal court.

Trump Ally Bannon Appears In Court For Defying Jan. 6 Panel

Steve Bannon appeared in federal court to face criminal charges stemming from denying a subpoena from the January 6th committee.

 | AP

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon.

Trump Ally Steve Bannon Surrenders To Authorities On Contempt Charges

Bannon is charged with refusing to appear for a deposition and not turning over documents to a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.

 | AP

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon Indicted On Contempt Charges For Defying Jan. 6 Subpoena

He was indicted on one count for refusing to appear for a deposition and the other for refusing to provide documents in response to a subpoena.

 | AP

President Donald Trump's face appears on large screens as supporters participate in a rally in Washington

16 Members Of Trump's Circle Received Subpoenas This Week

It's the latest in the House committee's investigation into the deadly Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

 | Nathaniel Reed

A photo of North Carolina's districts map on display on July 15, 2019.

Gerrymandering Surges As States Redraw Maps For House Seats

North Carolina and other states are seeing a spike in gerrymandering to pick up house seats.

 | AP

Cars in traffic on a highway.

Congress Mandates New Car Technology To Prevent Drunk Driving

The mandate in the recently-passed infrastructure package will require automakers to install monitoring systems that can identify an impaired driver.

 | AP

Former Georgia Senator Max Cleland.

Max Cleland, Vietnam Veteran And Former Senator, Dies At 79

According to his personal assistant, Cleland died at his home in Atlanta, Georgia from congestive heart failure.

 | AP

Jason Miller, senior adviser to the Trump 2020 re-election campaign.

Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas 6 More Trump Associates In Probe

The committee has already interviewed more than 150 people across government, social media and law enforcement, including some former Trump aides.

 | AP

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Dems End Deadlock, House Sends Biden Infrastructure Bill

The House approved a $1 trillion package of road and other infrastructure projects late Friday. The House passed the measure 228-206.

 | AP

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

House Democrats Delay Huge Social Bill, Plan Infrastructure Vote

Much of the package's cost would be covered with higher taxes on wealthier Americans and large corporations.

 | AP

A person typing on a computer

Lawmakers Discuss Protecting Infrastructure From Cyberattacks

So far, the Biden administration has tried sanctions and diplomacy to compel Russia to extradite criminals behind a spate of ransomware attacks.

 | Sasha Ingber

Senators Chuck Schumer and Raphael Warnock.

Voting Rights Bill Blocked By Republican-Led Filibuster In Senate

Democrat leaders face pressure from progressives to change the filibuster — which requires 60 votes for most bills to advance — but centrists oppose.

 | AP

Senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.

Senate To Hold Procedural Vote On Voting Rights Bill

The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would require states to obtain federal preclearance before changing their election processes.

 | Kamil Zawadzki

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin.

Sen. Manchin Wavers On Social Spending Plan, Rebuffs Progressives

The West Virginia Democrat says he needs more time and clarity before getting on board with the president's $1.75 trillion spending plan.

 | AP

ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods testifies via video

Big Oil Executives Testify, Deny Spreading Disinformation

Oil industry executives refused to pledge that their companies would not spend money to oppose efforts that reduce emissions.

 | John Mone

CEO Elon Musk speaking at the company's design studio.

'Stupid' And 'Insane': Some Billionaires Vent Over Tax Plan

Some billionaires like Elon Musk and John Catsimatidis are firing back over the Congress' 'billionaire tax' plan.

 | AP

A representative walks down the House steps.

House Jan. 6 Panel Delays Request For Trump Administration Documents

The archives said the former president would need a court order to prevent the release of documents.

 | Scripps News Staff

ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods

Oil Executives Testify On Climate Change, Alleged Disinformation

Lawmakers are investigating what they call a long-term industry campaign to mislead the public about the role of fossil fuels in global warming.

 | AP