House Unanimously Passes Bill Making Animal Cruelty A Federal FelonyThe PACT Act -- which stands for Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture -- was approved by the House on Tuesday.
Local Democrats Slam Rep. Ilhan Omar After More Anti-Semitic Comments, House Considers CondemnationDemocrats in Washington are looking to take action over what many describe as anti-Semitic comments from one of the newest members of Congress.
New Democratic Congress Members Sworn In, Pelosi Elected SpeakerThe 116th Congress was seated Thursday, with Democrats taking the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives after eight years out of power.
Eyes Of America On Tuesday's Critical Midterm ElectionsPresident Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama have been busy on the campaign trail ahead of the crucial midterm elections on Tuesday.
GOP House Members Move To Impeach Deputy AG Rod RosensteinThe Republicans who introduced the resolution have criticized Rosenstein for not being responsive enough as they have requested documents related to the Russia investigation.
House Passes Sanctions Package Targeting Russia, Iran, North KoreaThe U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to impose additional sanctions on Russia, as well as Iran and North Korea.
Republicans Re-Nominate Paul Ryan For House Speaker During Closed-Door MeetingRepublicans have re-nominated Paul Ryan to be House speaker when next year's GOP-led Congress starts working on President-elect Donald Trump's agenda.
Sen. Chris Murphy: Election Year Likely To Create More Gridlock On Capitol Hill In 2016"I acknowledge that the presidential race is going to dominate, and it will only get harder and harder to get things done next year," Murphy said.
Congressional Transportation Deal Could Save NY, NJ Mass Transit From Big Budget CutsAlthough new rail tunnels under the Hudson River are not specifically mentioned, the bill is favorable for the Gateway project, giving Amtrak the extra $10 billion over five years.
Paul Ryan Elected Speaker Of The HouseBefore the vote, John Boehner bade farewell to his colleagues after a quarter-century House career, including the last five as speaker.
Lowey Trying To Protect Summer Meal Funding For Families In NeedA spending bill making its way through the House calls for budget cuts to the National School Lunch Program as well as the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children pilot program.
Amtrak CEO Vows To Put Safety Technology Into Operation Following Deadly DerailmentAn emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation.
Congress Sends Homeland Security Bill To Obama Without ConditionsThe House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.
Sen. Schumer Will Attend Netanyahu Speech On Capitol Hill, Rep. Rangel Will NotCritics have charged that House Speaker John Boehner ignored protocol by inviting Netanyahu without first consulting the president and that the speech opens the Capitol up to Israeli politics.
Congress Passes Temporary Homeland Security Funding Bill To Avoid ShutdownThe battle surrounding long term funding is actually over immigration reform.