Arizona Representative Martha McSally is giving up her House seat to make a bid for Senate, becoming the latest member of Congress to forego reelection. Here's a running list of all the lawmakers calling it quits.
Brushing aside attacks from Democrats, GOP negotiators agree on a late change in the tax bill that would reduce the top individual income rate even more than originally planned.
The Democrat’s win in Alabama could scuttle the GOP’s hopes of repealing Obamacare and scaling back safety-net programs. But he probably won’t get to Washington in time to stop the tax bill.
The GOP wants to enact a final bill into law next week, but it has to make some tricky decisions first.
House and Senate Republicans passed a temporary spending measure to avert a shutdown, buying more time for negotiations on a year-end deal with Democrats.
Conservatives worry that their leaders will cave to Democrats if the next spending deadline lands right before the holidays. But their protest could result in a government shutdown at the end of this week.
GOP leaders want to pass a bill that would treat concealed-carry permits like driver’s or marriage licenses. But to do so, they’re tacking on a bipartisan bill to tighten up the federal background-check system.
In their haste to pass a tax bill through the Senate, GOP leaders made commitments big and small—on economic growth, deficits, health care, and immigration—that could haunt them in the years to come.
The bill slashes corporate tax rates, but millions of middle-class families could face tax increases under the $1.47 trillion bill.
A group of senators held up a procedural vote for more than an hour Thursday after a new report found the legislation would spike the debt, throwing its final passage into doubt.
A group of Republican senators is fighting for tax-hike "triggers" that the right doesn’t want.
GOP leaders won a key committee’s approval on the way to a Senate vote this week, as holdouts began to fall in line behind the $1.4 trillion plan.
Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi want to cut the president out of year-end spending negotiations to avert a government shutdown, refusing to attend a White House meeting on Tuesday.
Ahead of a key vote this week, senators from states where tax cuts busted the budget want the plan to include a “backstop” in case the party’s rosy revenue predictions don’t come true.
Republican voters soured on tax cuts in Kansas. Now a similar budget crisis is playing out in Oklahoma, and in a string of special-election wins, Democrats are taking advantage.
The House on Thursday approved its legislation in a surprisingly drama-free vote. But hurdles await in the Senate.
The new Senate plan would have cuts for individuals go away in eight years but make them permanent for corporations.
Republican senators will scrap the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate as part of their proposal, jeopardizing delicate negotiations for the chance at a double legislative win.
Both plans are over-budget and can’t pass the Senate on a party-line vote without major changes, analysts say.
The GOP was supposed to be unified on taxes after internal divisions destroyed their health-care drive. But the party’s majorities in Congress now have two competing legislative proposals once again.
With Medicaid expansion in Maine and Democratic wins in Virginia, voters affirm a bigger role for government in health care.