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Paris train attack hero makes bid for Congress from Oregon

In 2015, Alek Skarlatos and two friends thwarted an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, a dramatic and heroic action that was made into a movie by Clint Eastwood in which the trio starred as themselves. Now, Skarlatos, 28, is hoping to ride his moment of fame to get a seat in Congress, representing Oregon’s 4th congressional district in the House of Representatives. 

2nd group of judges blocks Trump order on House seats count

For the second time in two months, a panel of federal judges on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's effort to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from being counted during the process of divvying up congressional seats by state.

Democrats prepare police reform bills after Floyd’s death

Congressional Democrats, powered by the Congressional Black Caucus, are preparing a sweeping package of police reforms as pressure builds on the federal government to respond to the death of George Floyd and others in law enforcement interactions.

With no leader, commission overseeing virus relief struggles

It’s been seven weeks since Congress unleashed more than $2 trillion to help deal with the coronavirus crisis, and seven weeks since lawmakers created an oversight commission that’s supposed to keep track of how all that money is spent

Trump-backed Tiffany wins Wisconsin congressional race

Tom Tiffany, a state senator endorsed by President Donald Trump, easily won a special congressional election Tuesday in a heavily conservative, rural Wisconsin district, cheering Republicans even as Democrats argued the victory revealed vulnerabilities for the president among his base.

Valley Republican files to challenge McMorris Rodgers

A Spokane Valley Republican is challenging Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, contending she was wrong to allow the national debt to grow by supporting relief packages to help people and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biden calls for ‘meticulous oversight’ of virus aid package

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that the congressional aid package addressing the coronavirus outbreak “goes a long way,” but he said it requires “meticulous oversight” and isn’t all-encompassing.

Gleason Institute ramps up fundraising while namesake receives honor

Washington State University is ramping up its fundraising aims to power the Gleason Institute, which will be a center primarily dedicated to the treatment and research of ALS. Meanwhile, Gleason himself will receive a Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday.