Members of the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus refused to surrender control of the floor, forcing G.O.P. leaders to scrap votes for the week and leaving the speaker facing what he conceded was “chaos.”
Author: Annie Karni
Dianne Feinstein Relies Heavily on Staff to Function in Senate
The California Democrat is surrounded by a large retinue of aides at all times, who tell her how and when to vote, explain what is going on when she is confused, and shield her from the press and public.
Why Dianne Feinstein, Like Many Before Her, Refuses to Resign
A life in Congress comes with power, prestige and perks that can be hard to leave behind. For some lawmakers who view their job as their identity, the prospect is unthinkable.
House Democrats Move to Force a Vote on Expelling Santos From Congress
It would take a two-thirds supermajority to remove the New York Republican, but a vote would put members of his party on the record either endorsing or abandoning him after his indictment.
Kevin McCarthy is Not Calling on George Santos to Resign
The House speaker has signaled that George Santos will be allowed to continue to serve in Congress even after being indicted on federal charges.
Feinstein Returning to Senate, Bringing Democrats Back to Full Majority
The monthslong absence of the California Democrat, 89, who was hospitalized for shingles in February, threatened to deprive her party of the votes to advance President Biden’s judicial nominees.
Representative Nancy Mace Is Trying to Change the Republican Party
The South Carolina representative, who has publicly criticized her party but backed it on most legislation, is trying to figure out how to be a mainstream Republican in the hard-right House G.O.P.
After a Hellish Start and a Honeymoon, McCarthy Faces His First Big Test
The Republican speaker has stuck to partisan bills that have kept his party united. That ends with a tough vote to raise the debt limit in exchange for spending cuts.
House Passes Bill to Bar Transgender Athletes From Female Sports Teams
The bill, championed by Republican lawmakers, has no chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate or being signed by President Biden.
G.O.P. Vows to Block Feinstein Swap, Leaving Democrats in a Conundrum
The top Senate Republican said his party would not allow Democrats to temporarily replace the ailing Californian on the Judiciary Committee, intensifying questions about how the chamber will function without her.