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April 18, 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 11, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Al Drago.
Paul Ryan moves to shore up his staying power a week after announcing his retirement
April 18, 2018 - 7:58am
April 17, 2018
Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol, in July 2017. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Oliver Contreras
GOP Rep. Charlie Dent will leave Congress within weeks, potentially setting up special election
April 17, 2018 - 11:08am
April 13, 2018
Senators have more money now. Will they finally pay their interns?
April 13, 2018 - 9:59am
April 12, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, April 11, 2018.   (Lawrence Jackson/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Analysis: No, Mark Zuckerberg, we're not really in control of our data
April 12, 2018 - 1:29pm
April 10, 2018
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg waits for a Senate committee hearing in Washington, D.C., to begin Tuesday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Michael Robinson Chavez
Zuckerberg tells Congress 'we didn't do enough' to prevent privacy crises that rock Facebook
April 10, 2018 - 5:36pm
April 7, 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) speaks during a ceremony where leaders of the House and Senate presented a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the members of the Office of Strategic Services, on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 21, 2018. From left: Ryan, Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). (Tom Brenner/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Congress is back at work, without much legislating on the agenda
April 7, 2018 - 3:27pm
April 6, 2018
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Rep. Blake Farenthold, facing ethics probe, abruptly resigns
April 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
March 21, 2018
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) heads to a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 21, 2018. With government funding set to run out this weekend, congressional leaders neared agreement Wednesday on a voluminous spending bill, working at a pace that once again frustrated Paul. “Really, should we be looking in thousand-page bills with 24 hours to decide what’s in them?” he asked. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Congressional negotiators reach deal on $1.3 trillion spending bill ahead of shutdown deadline
March 21, 2018 - 8:03pm
February 26, 2018
Patricia Wolff, American Farm Bureau senior director of congressional relations, says the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has many positive aspects for agriculture. Michelle Rook / Special to Forum News Service
Tax reform positive for farmers, ranchers
February 26, 2018 - 7:27am
State Sen. John Grabinger, D-Jamestown
N.D. State Sen. Grabinger running for Congress
February 26, 2018 - 6:05am
February 9, 2018
A coal industry scene   Forum News Service file photo
Budget deal expands tax credit that could benefit ND energy industry
February 9, 2018 - 7:17pm
February 8, 2018
Sen. Rand Paul briefly speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Feb. 8. (Melina Mara / Washington Post)
Government shuts down as budget bill stalls in Congress
February 8, 2018 - 11:56pm
February 7, 2018
A television monitor displays House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaking on the House floor, during a news conference she was supposed to attend on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 7, 2018. Pelosi, the Democratic leader, broke records on Wednesday with an extended speech opposing the budget deal because it ignores recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (Al Drago/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Nancy Pelosi's filibuster-style speech tops six hours in bid to force immigration votes
February 7, 2018 - 4:23pm
January 20, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) talks with his Chief of Staff Mike Lynch, second from right, and Communications Director Matt House, right, in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. Copyright 2018 / New York Times
Congress returns to work Saturday as lawmakers press to keep shutdown short-lived
January 20, 2018 - 9:17am
January 18, 2018
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump blew up Republican strategies to keep the government open past Friday when on Thursday morning he said a long-term extension of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program should not be part of a stopgap spending bill pending before the House. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Senate Democrats gather votes to block spending bill; White House slams Congress over possible shutdown
January 18, 2018 - 4:13pm