Oversight

Freedom Caucus Digs in on Spending Cuts, Tax Reform

Before they’ll back a budget, House conservatives want their demands met on mandatory spending and changes to the tax code.

Oversight

After Shootings Come Unity, Resolve, and Talk of Tougher Security

Members vow to press ahead with business and baseball, but they also feel increasingly threatened.

Oversight

As Mueller Takes Over Trump Probe, GOP Leaders Hold Their Fire

Top Republicans are wary of undermining the president—and his legislative agenda.

Oversight

Which Side Will Trump Take in the Next Debt-Ceiling Fight?

Hill conservatives are unsure whether they’ll be battling alongside or against the White House.

Oversight

If Not Paul Ryan, Then Who?

The speaker has his foes. What he doesn’t have is a logical successor.

Oversight

Senate Puts Finishing Touches on Bill to Avoid a Shutdown

Lawmakers are working toward a deal to keep the government open past Sept. 30.

Oversight

Why Combining Zika Money and Funding to Avoid a Shutdown Is Key to the Hill's Exit Strategy

The con­ver­gence of dead­lines for the two is­sues could be a some­what wel­come re­lief to lawmakers.

Oversight

Freedom Caucus Ups Pressure to Impeach IRS Commissioner

Jim Jordan and his allies are considering a move to force a September vote on impeaching John Koskinen.

Oversight

Hillary Clinton Breaks Up a Tea Party in the House

Many GOP lawmakers elected in 2010 would drop out rather than face the prospect of another Democratic president.

Oversight

Hill GOP Ready to Enter Fray Over Transgender Bathrooms

Several Republicans want to take on the Obama administration over its edict to school districts, but not everyone in the party agrees.

Oversight

House GOP May Start on Spending Bills Without a Budget Blueprint to Avoid Election-Year Shutdown

Con­gres­sion­al Re­pub­lic­ans,are try­ing to pro­ject re­spons­ib­il­ity and or­der, proof that they can lead the coun­try.

Oversight

This is What Happens if the House Picks the Next President

If no candidate gets 270 electoral votes, the House gets to choose a winner. It’s happened before.

Oversight

House GOP Budget Plans Face a Minefield

Disputes over mandatory programs and defense spending are complicating Republican leaders’ efforts to bring their own members on board.

Oversight

Win or Lose, Ryan Will Bear Budget Burden

The speaker who made his name writing aggressive spending blueprints now risks not passing one.

Oversight

Republican Leaders Won’t Back Smith’s Probe of Clinton Emails

The House Science chairman has launched his own investigation into the security of Hillary Clinton’s messages, but it’s not clear whether the leadership is on board.

Management

Paul Ryan Announces Funding Deal, Asks Caucus for Support

The new speaker asked fellow Republicans to back a $1.1 trillion spending bill, even after many of the riders they’d sought were left on the cutting-room floor.

Pay & Benefits

Talks to Avoid a Shutdown Will Drag on Another Week

Congress will approve another short-term spending bill to give negotiators on omnibus and tax packages more time.

Pay & Benefits

Lawmakers Look to a Short-Term CR to Avoid a Shutdown While They Finish Omnibus Spending Bill

The omnibus spending bill and the tax-extender package are moving slowly, and Congress may need to stay in town at least through the weekend to finish its work.

Oversight

Partisan Sniping Muddles Timeline for Finishing Bill to Avoid Shutdown

House leaders kicked off the week by blaming the other side for slow negotiations.

Oversight

Visa-Waiver Deal Could Smooth Path for an Omnibus Bill to Avoid Shutdown

The agreement on visas may ease some pressure on negotiators, though plenty of thorny issues remain.

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