The latest news on Congress
In 1901, the last of a groundbreaking group of black legislators said goodbye to Capitol Hill.
Democrats turned aside an effort to block the release of the second $350 billion of bailout cash.
Much of the cash would go toward infrastructure, education, energy, and healthcare, but not defense.
After an initial snub from his Democratic colleagues, Burris is welcomed into the club.
This version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes $275 billion in tax relief.
Dubbed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the bill envisions $550 billion in spending.
Democrats, eager to move on, decided to seat the new junior senator from Illinois.
Why Caroline Kennedy is fit for the Senate but not necessarily a role model for on-ramp moms.
GOP fears being sidelined in the planning for economic rescue measures.
Two bills introduced this week would give D.C. the right to a vote in Congress.