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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.
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.
A World War II unit that spent months marching and fighting behind enemy lines in Burma has been approved to receive Congress' highest honor.
President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday that seeks to bar people in the U.S. illegally from being counted in congressional reapportionment, a move that drew immediate criticism and promises of court challenges.
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.
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
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.
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.
One of the lasting legacies of the coronavirus pandemic will be staggering deficits in the United States
The Congressional Black Caucus PAC endorsed Joe Biden’s presidential bid on Monday, further cementing his support among the nation’s influential black political leadership.
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.
Chase becomes the third candidate in the 2020 contest for the Eastern Washington seat, joining Democrat Chris Armitage. Chase has previously run for the seat as a libertarian and has ties to more conservative-minded Republicans in Eastern Washington, including the embattled state legislator Rep. Matt Shea.
For one brief hour on Wednesday afternoon, Steve Gleason brought together the leaders of two political parties embroiled in a partisan impeachment process.
Steve Gleason may not be only Eastern Washington native to receive the Congressional Gold Medal. There’s an effort to honor Gen. James Mattis.
“I suppose, I don’t see my story as a football story, or even an ALS story,” said Steve Gleason, “but rather, a human story. The truth is, that we all experience pain in our lives. But I believe that the problems we face are our opportunity, and define our human purpose.”
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.
The Spokesman-Review will be in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday as Steve Gleason receives the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress.
The federal deficit for the 2019 budget year surged to $984.4 billion, its highest point in seven years, and is widely expected to top the $1 trillion mark in coming years.
A bipartisan commission draws Washington’s congressional and legislative boundaries.
The U.S. budget deficit is set to widen to $1 trillion by fiscal year 2020, two years sooner than previously estimated, according to the Congressional Budget Office.