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Oregon Capitol closed as protesters back GOP walkout

SALEM, Ore. — A small group of people demonstrated outside the Oregon Capitol to support a walkout by Republican lawmakers over major climate change legislation. The Capitol was closed Saturday on the recommendation of Oregon State Police, [...]

Trump Jr. on Capitol Hill for closed-door Senate interview

WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump Jr. told reporters he has “nothing to correct” as he arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a second closed-door interview with the Senate intelligence committee. Trump Jr. made the brief comments in [...]

Capitol Watch: Votes loom on immigrant licenses, rent rules

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – In New York state government news, the Assembly plans to vote this week on legislation authorizing driver’s licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. Lawmakers are also expected to consider bills that [...]

Pelosi: Capitol Police working to ‘safeguard’ Omar after Trump 9/11 tweet

Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, has become a center of national controversy over comments that have been condemned as anti-Semitic. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP File Photo Share [...]

Battle over Mueller’s probe moves to Capitol Hill

“After months upon months of manufactured outrage on this issue, it is time we move on for the good of the nation,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Congress Possible impeachment [...]

The Bipartisan Index shows that Capitol Hill lawmakers more cooperative than rhetoric suggests

There were three government shutdowns, a completely partisan tax cut and a failed partisan effort to repeal Obamacare, and historic levels of obstruction of judicial nominees. But the experts say the last Congress was actually more bipartisan [...]

Activists link Capitol Police sergeant to white nationalism

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Anti-fascist activists in Virginia have published allegations linking a Virginia Capitol Police sergeant to white nationalists. He’s since been placed on paid leave. Citing a Wednesday release, The Richmond Times-Dispatch [...]

George H.W. Bush mourners at Capitol to honor legacy

Salvatore Isabella wasn’t even born when George H.W. Bush was elected to the presidency, but he jumped on a bus in New York early Tuesday to come to the Capitol and be one of the thousands who paid their respects. He said his memories of [...]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants raises for Capitol Hill staffers

Incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on Congress Monday to raise salaries for staffers on Capitol Hill, saying that interns and aides are severely underpaid. The New York Democrat took to Twitter to describe eating at a “dive spot” [...]

Lawmaker: Sexual harassment culture still at Oregon Capitol

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A state senator says a culture of sexual harassment at the Oregon Capitol hasn’t improved more than a year after allegations surfaced that another senator sexually harassed two interns. OPB reports that Democratic [...]