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May 24, 2024 at 4:37 PM

Congressional Democrats slam oil executives over gas prices

The lawmakers blasted the oil industry and advocated for clean energy alternatives.
May 24, 2024 at 4:37 PM
A sign displays gas prices at a gas station on May 21, 2024, in Chicago, Illinois.
May 23, 2024 at 9:21 PM

Senate again fails to advance border security bill in election-year showdown vote

The Senate considered for the second time a border security package after Republicans blocked the bill from advancing at Trump's direction.
May 23, 2024 at 9:21 PM
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to reporters following a Democratic strategy session, at the Capitol, May 21, 2024.
May 23, 2024 at 6:31 PM

Senate votes on bipartisan border bill

The Senate is voting on a bipartisan border bill. Meanwhile, some university leaders testified before the GOP-led House Education Committee on alleged antisemitism on campuses and college protests.
May 23, 2024 at 6:31 PM
VIDEO: Senate votes on bipartisan border bill
May 23, 2024 at 4:26 PM

Republicans strike top Democrat's criticism of Trump from Congressional Record

The House came to standstill as lawmakers quibbled about criticism of Donald Trump and his legal woes, with comments from a top Democrat being removed from the record.
May 23, 2024 at 4:26 PM
House Rules Committee chairman Rep. Jim McGovern speaks as ranking member Rep. Tom Cole looks on during a House Rules Committee hearing on the impeachment against President Donald Trump in Washington, DC,  Dec. 17, 2019.
May 23, 2024 at 4:23 PM

Sen. Rick Scott says he'll run to be next Senate Republican leader

Scott announced his plans in a letter to his Republican colleagues Wednesday.
May 23, 2024 at 4:23 PM
Sen. Rick Scott speaks during a news conference at the Capitol, April 16, 2024.
May 22, 2024 at 2:55 PM

Vince Fong to take Kevin McCarthy's seat in Congress for rest of unfinished term

ABC News reports that Vince Fong is projected to win former the Congressional seat of former House speaker Kevin McCarthy.
May 22, 2024 at 2:55 PM
California State Assemblyman Vince Fong (Bakersfield) during a press conference about Chile's continued status as a Visa Waiver Program Country in Santa Ana, CA, on Friday, June 16, 2023. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
May 21, 2024 at 9:47 PM

Speaker Johnson moving ahead on Netanyahu invite in wake of possible ICC warrant

House Speaker Mike Johnson told reporters Tuesday that he's moving ahead with an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.
May 21, 2024 at 9:47 PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks in Jerusalem, Feb. 18, 2024. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson at the Capitol, Feb. 29, 2024 in Washington.
May 21, 2024 at 2:31 AM

By The Numbers: Members of Congress and their ages

A look behind the numbers at the age of Congress members and how long some members are electing to work.
May 21, 2024 at 2:31 AM
VIDEO: By The Numbers: Members of Congress and their ages
May 20, 2024 at 11:29 AM

Sen. Schumer tells Democrats he'll reintroduce bipartisan border bill

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will bring the bipartisan border deal that was negotiated early this year back up on the floor this week for a standalone vote.
May 20, 2024 at 11:29 AM
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will bring the bipartisan border deal that was negotiated early this year back up on the floor this week for a standalone vote.
May 17, 2024 at 7:34 PM

Raucous congressional hearing with 'fake eyelashes' comment sparks backlash

Speaker Mike Johnson on Friday said he is disappointed in the chaos and name-calling that happened during a raucous House Oversight Committee markup on Thursday night.
May 17, 2024 at 7:34 PM
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, left, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, May 16, 2024.
May 17, 2024 at 6:04 PM

Speaker Johnson says argument on Capitol Hill was 'not a good look'

Speaker Mike Johnson on Friday said he is disappointed in the chaos and name-calling that happened during a raucous House Oversight Committee markup on Thursday night.
May 17, 2024 at 6:04 PM
VIDEO: Speaker Johnson says argument on Capitol Hill was 'not a good look'
May 17, 2024 at 5:56 PM

Raucous House meeting ‘not a good look for Congress’: Speaker Johnson

Speaker Mike Johnson told ABC News he was disappointed in what was said between parties during a chaotic House Oversight Committee meeting on Thursday night.
May 17, 2024 at 5:56 PM
Speaker Mike Johnson told ABC News he was disappointed in what was said between parties during a chaotic House Oversight Committee meeting on Thursday night.
May 15, 2024 at 7:34 PM

Senators unveil 'roadmap' for government-funded AI research, regulation

The bipartisan group recommends spending $32 billion over several years.
May 15, 2024 at 7:34 PM
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, flanked by the Bipartisan Senate AI Working Group Sen. Todd Young, Sen. Martin Heinrich, and Sen. Mike Rounds, holds a news conference on Artificial Intelligence in the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., on May 15, 2024.
May 15, 2024 at 2:11 PM

Senate considers making Black Wall Street a national monument

More than 100 years since the nation’s deadliest race massacre, the Senate is considering a bipartisan bill to grant national monument status to Greenwood, Oklahoma.
May 15, 2024 at 2:11 PM
A group of people looking at smoke in the distance coming from damaged properties following the Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 1921.
May 15, 2024 at 2:01 AM

Stuart Stevens says Speaker Johnson's support is 'the collapse of moral authority'

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Stuart Stevens, a former chief Republican strategist and Lincoln Project adviser, on the ongoing developments in Trump's trial.
May 15, 2024 at 2:01 AM
VIDEO: Stuart Stevens says Speaker Johnson's support is 'the collapse of moral authority'
May 14, 2024 at 6:18 PM

Speaker Johnson defends Trump outside 'sham' New York trial

Former President Donald Trump's entourage continued to grow with more high-profile politicians expected to attend his New York hush money criminal trial on Tuesday.
May 14, 2024 at 6:18 PM
Doug Burgum, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and Vivek Ramaswamy  look on as former President Donald Trump talks to the media outside Manhattan criminal court in New York, May 14, 2024.
May 14, 2024 at 3:18 PM

Day care prices aren't getting better. So states are stepping in

Child care has long been expensive for families, hard to find and financially precarious for day care owners and workers
May 14, 2024 at 3:18 PM
Marisshia Sigala secures her son Mateo in his car seat after picking him up after work from the Koala Children's Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. Like most other New Mexico families, Sigala and her husband qualify for subsidized child care in New Mexico, providing them more flexibility to see more clients as they build their careers. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
May 12, 2024 at 2:37 AM

Connecticut Democrats unanimously nominate Sen. Murphy for third term

Connecticut Democrats have unanimously endorsed U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy for a third term
May 12, 2024 at 2:37 AM
Sen. Chris Murphy speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill, Feb. 8, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
May 11, 2024 at 6:06 AM

America's debt tops $34 trillion, but commission to address it looks dead in Congress

A promising start has given way to challenging political realities for supporters of a bipartisan commission to tackle the federal government’s growing debt challenges
May 11, 2024 at 6:06 AM
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., asks a question during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing to examine the president's proposed 2025 Department of the Interior budget on Capitol Hill Thursday, May 2, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
May 10, 2024 at 6:47 PM

Senate passes bipartisan bill improving air safety and service for travelers

The bill is now expected to pass in the House next week.
May 10, 2024 at 6:47 PM
VIDEO: Senate passes bipartisan bill improving air safety and service for travelers
May 10, 2024 at 4:32 PM

Senate passes FAA reauthorization bill

The bill boosts the number of air traffic controllers and addresses safety concerns following recent close calls on the nation’s runways.
May 10, 2024 at 4:32 PM
VIDEO: Senate passes FAA reauthorization bill
May 9, 2024 at 10:27 PM

Democratic Sen. Jon Tester backs GOP-championed Laken Riley Act

Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester became the first Senate Democrat to back an immigration bill that has been championed by Republicans in Congress.
May 9, 2024 at 10:27 PM
Senator Jon Tester, a Democrat from Montana and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, during a hearing in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2024.
May 9, 2024 at 6:58 PM

Democrats help Speaker Mike Johnson survive vote to oust him

An overwhelming majority of Democrats and Republicans voted to keep Speaker Mike Johnson after congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene forced a vote to oust him.
May 9, 2024 at 6:58 PM
VIDEO: Democrats help Speaker Mike Johnson survive vote to oust him
May 9, 2024 at 2:52 PM

House Democrats help save Speaker Mike Johnson from ouster attempt

Many GOP lawmakers said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene should not have brought the motion to the floor.
May 9, 2024 at 2:52 PM
VIDEO: House Democrats help save Speaker Mike Johnson from ouster attempt
May 9, 2024 at 2:14 PM

Lawmakers shoot down motion to oust House Speaker Johnson

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene forced a vote to remove Mike Johnson from the speaker post.
May 9, 2024 at 2:14 PM
VIDEO: Lawmakers shoot down motion to oust House Speaker Johnson
May 9, 2024 at 1:53 AM

Rep. Greene triggers motion to vacate House Speaker Mike Johnson

Republican Congresswoman from Georgia, Majorie Taylor Greene, forces a vote on the House floor to vacate speaker Mike Johnson from his position.
May 9, 2024 at 1:53 AM
VIDEO: Rep. Greene triggers motion to vacate House Speaker Mike Johnson
May 9, 2024 at 1:51 AM

Mike Johnson delivers remarks after House tables motion to oust him

“In this moment, the country desperately needs a functioning Congress” the House Speaker said.
May 9, 2024 at 1:51 AM
VIDEO: Mike Johnson delivers remarks amid House table motion to oust him
May 9, 2024 at 1:46 AM

House kills Marjorie Taylor Greene's effort to oust Speaker Mike Johnson

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's motion to remove House Speaker Mike Johnson was rejected within minutes of being called for a vote. There were audible boos from lawmakers in the chamber.
May 9, 2024 at 1:46 AM
VIDEO: House kills Marjorie Taylor Greene's effort to oust Speaker Mike Johnson
May 9, 2024 at 12:30 AM

House quickly kills Marjorie Taylor Greene's effort to oust Speaker Johnson

Democrats joined almost all Republicans in rejecting Greene's move.
May 9, 2024 at 12:30 AM
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks at the Capitol, May 8, 2024.
May 9, 2024 at 12:29 AM

Timeline: Marjorie Taylor Greene's feud with Speaker Mike Johnson

For more than a month, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has dangled the possibility of forcing a vote to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson.
May 9, 2024 at 12:29 AM
House Homeland Security Committee member Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) questions U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as he testifies before the committee about the Biden Administration's FY2025 budget request in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill on April 16, 2024 in Washington, DC; and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) speaks during a news conference at the Capitol on May 7, 2024, in Washington, DC.
May 8, 2024 at 9:14 PM

Getting illicit pills as easy as ordering food delivery via app, DEA tells Congress

A Drug Enforcement Administration official told Congress that illegal pills are being delivered to Americans' doorsteps "like Uber Eats."
May 8, 2024 at 9:14 PM
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Anne Milgram testifies before the House Appropriations Committee during a hearing, May 7, 2024, in Washington.
May 7, 2024 at 11:53 PM

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene meets with House Speaker Mike Johnson

The Georgia congresswoman has been threatening a "motion to vacate" to oust Speaker Johnson from his leadership role and has a number of demands before she agrees to not call a vote.
May 7, 2024 at 11:53 PM
VIDEO: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene meets with House Speaker Mike Johnson
May 7, 2024 at 9:26 PM

Marjorie Taylor Greene backs off threat to oust Johnson as speaker

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene appears to be backing off her threat to force a vote to oust the speaker this week.
May 7, 2024 at 9:26 PM
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep. Thomas Massie speak to members of the press on the steps of the House of Representatives after a meeting with Speaker of the House Mike Johnson at the U.S. Capitol May 7, 2024 in Washington, DC.
May 7, 2024 at 6:18 PM

Marjorie Taylor Greene again meets with Mike Johnson after threats to oust him

In a previous meeting, Johnson said he had "a lengthy, constructive meeting" with Greene.
May 7, 2024 at 6:18 PM
VIDEO: Marjorie Taylor Greene again meets with Mike Johnson after threats to oust him
May 7, 2024 at 1:36 PM

Marjorie Taylor Greene says she'll meet with Speaker Mike Johnson again Tuesday

House Speaker Mike Johnson and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene met privately on Monday, sources told ABC News, amid Greene's looming threat to try to oust him.
May 7, 2024 at 1:36 PM
Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mike Johnson
May 5, 2024 at 6:04 PM

Rep. Henry Cuellar, wife indicted on charges of bribes tied to Azerbaijan

Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar is claiming innocence ahead of a potential indictment against him, according to a statement released from his office.
May 5, 2024 at 6:04 PM
In this Nov. 17, 2022, file photo, Rep. Henry Cuellar is seen outside a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus in the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C.
May 4, 2024 at 4:11 PM

Representative Henry Cuellar and wife indicted by the DOJ

The Department of Justice alleges the Texas Democratic Representative and his wife Imelda accepted $600,000 in bribes.
May 4, 2024 at 4:11 PM
VIDEO: Representative Henry Cuellar and wife indicted by the DOJ
May 4, 2024 at 1:21 AM

Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar indicted on charges of bribes tied to Azerbaijan

"Both my wife and I are innocent of these allegations," Cuellar said.
May 4, 2024 at 1:21 AM
"Both my wife and I are innocent of these allegations," Cuellar said.
May 3, 2024 at 6:32 PM

House members seem to really hate their jobs

U.S. representatives are increasingly cutting their congressional careers off early.
May 3, 2024 at 6:32 PM
Rep. Mike Gallagher is seen outside a House Republican Conference speaker election meeting in Longworth Building on Oct. 24, 2023.
May 3, 2024 at 2:04 AM

The 8 types of Democrats and Republicans in the House

A 538 analysis of the unspoken caucuses in the U.S. House of Representatives, based on voting data from the 118th Congress.
May 3, 2024 at 2:04 AM
A 538 analysis of voting records reveal when members of Congress don’t align with their formal caucuses
1 month ago

Speaker Mike Johnson not worried about Marjorie Taylor Greene's motion to vacate

Many Republicans told ABC News they are not on board with Greene's effort.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Speaker Mike Johnson not worried about Marjorie Taylor Greene's motion to vacate
1 month ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's moving ahead with effort to oust Speaker Johnson

The Georgia Republican said in a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol that she will trigger a vote on the House floor next week.
1 month ago
The Georgia Republican said in a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol that she will trigger a vote on the House floor next week.
1 month ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene says Johnson’s days as House speaker ‘numbered’

House Democratic leaders say they would save House Speaker Mike Johnson if the motion to vacate is brought to the House floor for a vote.
1 month ago
VIDEO: capitol hill motion to vacate 9am
1 month ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's moving ahead with effort to oust Speaker Johnson

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene announced on Wednesday she will move ahead with her attempt to oust Speaker Mike Johnson from the House's top job.
1 month ago
Marjorie Taylor Greene (2nd R) and Thomas Massie (R) hold a press conference  outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2024.
1 month ago

House Speaker Mike Johnson faces potential ouster attempt

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson has been under threat for weeks from a handful of far-right Republicans, led by Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
1 month ago
VIDEO: House Speaker Mike Johnson faces potential ouster attempt
1 month ago

House Democratic leaders announce they would save Johnson in ouster threat

House Democratic leadership announced that if a motion to vacate Speaker Mike Johnson is brought to the House floor for a vote, they would vote to table the effort.
1 month ago
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) speaks during a press conference at Columbia University on April 24, 2024 in New York City.
1 month ago

Democrats say they'll block GOP-lead efforts to oust Speaker Johnson

Jay O'Brien reports from Capitol Hill, where House Democrats say they'll vote to block any potential motion filed by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Democrats say they'll block GOP-lead efforts to oust Speaker Johnson
1 month ago

Speaker Johnson reacts to fellow GOP rep’s motion to vacate

Rachael Bade says it's looking "increasingly likely" that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene will try to force a vote on the motion she filed last week to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Speaker Johnson reacts to fellow GOP rep’s motion to vacate
1 month ago

Speaker Johnson, Republicans ramp up criticism of 'out of control' college protests

Speaker Mike Johnson and other House Republicans are stepping up their criticism of the college protests happening nationwide in connection to the Israel-Hamas war.
1 month ago
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill on April 30, 2024 in Washington, DC.
1 month ago

Johnson ramps up criticism of 'out of control' college protests

Speaker Mike Johnson denounced the latest developments at Columbia University and called on President Joe Biden to speak more forcefully on the issue.
1 month ago
Speaker Mike Johnson denounced the latest developments at Columbia University and called on President Joe Biden to speak more forcefully on the issue.
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