‘Tough, unfailingly gracious, and unrelenting’: Tributes to Louise M. Slaughter come from both sides of the aisle

The dean of New York’s U.S. House delegation died Friday at age 88.

Jeff Flake on running for president in 2020: ‘I have not ruled it out’

The Arizona senator amplifies his critiques of the president by taking them to the state that usually hosts the first presidential primary.

As students walk out to mark Parkland shooting, lawmakers take modest steps to address school violence

But familiar squabbling over broader steps to curb gun rights continues.

Democrats press DHS to speed up DACA renewals

The Democratic senators also called on the Trump administration to automatically renew the work status of DACA recipients whose permits have expired.

McConnell dismisses accusation he ‘dramatically watered down’ warnings about Russian election interference

The back-and-forth is the latest example of ongoing partisan finger-pointing about who’s to blame for Russian election interference.

In Beto O’Rourke’s challenge to Ted Cruz, Democrats see a chance at a statewide win in Texas

The liberal congressman from El Paso and conservative senator from Houston are set for an ideological clash after Tuesday’s primaries. 

NRA-backed Sen. Pat Roberts: ‘Nobody under 21 should have an AR-15’

The senator from Kansas is a top recipient of donations from the NRA.

Billy Graham to lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol

The honor for the late evangelical leader will mark just the 33rd time in American history that the U.S. Capitol has hosted such a ceremony.

Top Democrats seeking $300 million for FBI to fight foreign election interference

The request, just days after the Justice Department indicted Russians for meddling in the 2016 elections, signals that Democrats believe it’s a politically palatable issue to be touting during contentious spending talks. 

Trump offers prayers for Florida school shooting victims

President Trump addressed the nation on Feb. 15, a day after a deadly high school shooting in South Florida.

As immigration showdown looms in Senate, Trump administration is ‘doing everything in our power’ to stop bipartisan plan, official says

The Senate is poised to vote on at least four proposals — all of which look doomed to fail.

Trump: We can find ‘common ground’ on infrastructure

President Trump met with members of Congress on Feb. 14 to discuss infrastructure, and repeated a false claim about U.S. spending overseas.

Trump: We can find ‘common ground’ on infrastructure

President Trump met with members of Congress on Feb. 14 to discuss infrastructure, and repeated a false claim about U.S. spending overseas.

Trump backs GOP immigration plan, rejects limited approach on dreamers

The president delivered a strong endorsement for a Republican plan just as bipartisan negotiators neared a deal on a solution that could win support in the closely divided Senate.

Here’s how the White House responded to Rob Porter’s resignation

The White House faced questions about former staff secretary Rob Porter’s Feb. 7 resignation, after two of his ex-wives accused him of abuse.

Mulvaney defends Trump’s 2019 budget

Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney testified Feb. 13 before the Senate Budget Committee on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget.

Trump calls immigration debate ‘last chance’ for action as Senate weighs competing plans

Sen. Jeff Flake unveils a plan designed to win over skeptical Democrats, while supporters of a Trump-backed proposal say theirs is the only one that can prevail.

Immigration debate launches in the Senate — and a GOP plan picks up support

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell endorses a plan that would fulfill Trump’s wishes as he warns senators: “Now is the time to back up the talk with the hard work.”

White House aides defend Kelly amid staff turmoil

Members of the Trump administration defended White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly on Feb. 11, after a member of the White House staff resigned amid allegations of domestic abuse.

Up next in the Senate: Immigration. And nobody knows what will happen.

A no-holds-barred debate leaves both sides saying little about what they might introduce in a bid to find 60 votes and send a bill on the House.