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Congress is eying immigration limits as GOP demands border changes in swap for Biden overseas aid

Republican demands to stop the flow of migrants at the Mexico-U.S. border have left Congress scrambling.

Republicans won’t push colleagues to oppose Santos expulsion despite the House Speaker’s concerns

House Speaker Mike Johnson is expressing reservations about expelling Rep. George Santos from the chamber this week.

Senate Majority Leader Schumer warns that antisemitism is on the rise as he pushes for Israel aid

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is warning that antisemitism in the United States has reached levels unseen in generations and called on his fellow Democrats to clearly condemn it.

Lawmakers move to force a vote this week on expelling Rep. George Santos from the House

House lawmakers from both parties are moving to force a vote this week on the expulsion of Rep. George Santos, a Republican from New York.

New Mexico Supreme Court upholds Democratic-drawn congressional map

The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld a Democratic-drawn congressional map that divvied up a conservative, oil-producing region and reshaped a swing district along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Republicans want to pair border security with aid for Ukraine. Here’s why that makes a deal so tough

Congress return to work this week after the holiday break, and Senate Republicans have made clear they won’t support additional war aid for Ukraine unless they can pair it with border security measures.

The debate over Ukraine aid was already complicated. Then it became tangled up in US border security

President Joe Biden’s nearly $106 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other needs is sitting idle in Congress.

Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo announces retirement after three decades in Congress

Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo is not running for reelection next year. Eshoo’s announcement on Tuesday marks the end of her more than three decades in Congress representing California’s Silicon Valley.

Tempers flare and bills languish as Speaker Johnson confronts the same problems that vexed McCarthy

The new House Speaker is trying to rebuild the Republican’s slim majority. But he’s running into the same hard-right factions and divisions that his predecessor was unable to tame.

Speaker Johnson says he’ll make 44,000 hours of Jan. 6 footage available to the general public

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he plans to publicly release hours of footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Ethics chairman launches a new bid to expel George Santos after a withering report on his conduct

The chairman of the House Ethics Committee has filed a resolution to force a vote on expelling Republican Rep. George Santos from Congress.

Man who attacked Minnesota congresswoman in her Washington apartment building gets 27-month sentence

A man who pleaded guilty to assaulting Democratic Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota in the elevator of her Washington apartment has been sentenced to more than two years behind bars.

Rep. George Santos won’t seek reelection after a scathing ethics report cites evidence of lawbreaking

Republican Congressman George Santos of New York says he won’t run for reelection in 2024 after a scathing House Ethics Committee report on his conduct cited “overwhelming evidence” of lawbreaking.

Congress approves temporary funding and pushes the fight over the federal budget into the new year

Congress has ended the threat of a government shutdown until after the holidays. The Senate gave final approval to a temporary government funding package Wednesday night and sent it to President Joe Biden for his signature.

Without enough GOP support, Speaker Johnson had to rely on Democrats to avoid a government shutdown

New Republican Speaker Mike Johnson was forced to reach across the aisle to Democrats when hard-right conservatives revolted against his plan to keep the government funded into the new year.

Rep. Gabe Amo, the first Black representative from Rhode Island in Congress, is sworn into office

Rep. Gabe Amo has been sworn into office. He is the first Black representative from Rhode Island in Congress. Amo, a Democrat, won a special election in November.

House pushes off impeachment of Homeland Secretary Mayorkas for handling of southern border

The House has voted to push off a Republican effort to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

House Republicans look to pass two-step package to avoid partial government shutdown

House Speaker Mike Johnson has unveiled his proposal to avoid a partial government shutdown next weekend by extending government funding for some agencies and programs until Jan. 19 and continuing funding for others until Feb. 2.

Louisiana lawmakers have until Jan. 15 to enact new congressional map, court says

The Louisiana Legislature has until Jan. 15 to enact a new congressional map after a lower court last year ruled that the current political boundaries dilute the power of the state’s Black voters.

New Speaker Mike Johnson grasps for a funding plan with a government shutdown rapidly approaching

New House Speaker Mike Johnson is facing his first big test as he tries to win House Republican support for a short-term funding plan to avert a government shutdown.

Police investigate vandalism at US Rep. Monica De La Cruz’s Texas office over Israel-Hamas war

Police in Texas say they are investigating messages spray-painted on U.S. Rep. Monica De La Cruz’s office that condemn the Republican’s support for Israel in the war with Hamas.

Just 10 days before another government shutdown, Congress expands to-do list with Ukraine and border

There are just 10 days before another potential government shutdown. Congress faces a Nov. 17 deadline to fund the federal government but is no closer to resolving the standoff — and in fact is complicating matters.

Tuberville, under pressure from Republicans over military holds, says he is reviewing options

Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville said he’s open to negotiating an end to his blockade of almost 400 military nominees after meeting with fellow Republican senators, signaling a shift after he has dug in on his protest of a Pentagon abortion policy for more than nine months.

House votes to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib over her Israel-Hamas rhetoric in a stunning rebuke

The 234-188 tally came after enough Democrats joined with Republicans to censure Tlaib, a punishment one step below expulsion from the House.

GOP Rep. Ken Buck plans to challenge his party’s direction under Trump as he leaves the House

Ken Buck has gained national prominence as a Republican congressman fed up with Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election he lost to Democrat Joe Biden.

Oregon Democratic US Rep. Earl Blumenauer reflects on 27 years in Congress and what comes next

Oregon’s Democratic U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer has announced that he won’t be running for reelection next year.

Speaker Johnson led House passage of Israel aid. But the hard part comes next in confronting Biden

New House Speaker Mike Johnson is showing what hardball partisan tactics might come next. The House this week passed a nearly $14.5 billion military aid package to Israel.

House GOP targets IRS in bill to provide emergency aid to Israel

House Republicans went after the IRS when they decided that emergency aid for Israel should be coupled with cuts elsewhere in the budget.

House approves nearly $14.5 billion in military aid for Israel. Biden vows to veto the GOP approach

The House has approved a nearly $14.5 billion military aid package for Israel, but without humanitarian assistance for Gaza.

Senate confirms three military officers as Sen. Tuberville holds up hundreds more

The Senate has confirmed three top military officers, including the first female member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.