Can Decorum and Civility Be Restored on Capitol Hill? We Ask the Experts
Congress
Can Decorum and Civility Be Restored on Capitol Hill? We Ask the Experts
2023-11-24 21:45:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The date was Feb. 5, 1858, and as evening arrived in Washington, long-standing hostilities over the issue of slavery were about to boil over in the well of the House of Representatives. It began when Galusha Grow, a... Read More

Capitol Police Confiscate Guns, Capture Thugs After Barricade Crash
Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Confiscate Guns, Capture Thugs After Barricade Crash
2023-11-06 21:39:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Two armed men were arrested on multiple charges after crashing into a Capitol Complex vehicle barricade early Sunday morning. The apprehension of the men started as so many of these things do on the Hill, with an officer... Read More

Protestors Decrying Gaza Conflict Stage Demonstration in Cannon Building
Political News
Protestors Decrying Gaza Conflict Stage Demonstration in Cannon Building
2023-10-18 21:39:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A large group protesting the ongoing war in Gaza entered the House Cannon Office Building Wednesday afternoon and were arrested after they refused to stop demonstrating inside the Cannon Rotunda. Demonstrations are not allowed inside congressional buildings, and... Read More

Crime On and Around Capitol Hill Takes Center Stage at Longworth Briefing
Crime
Crime On and Around Capitol Hill Takes Center Stage at Longworth Briefing
2023-09-19 17:25:20
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C.’s, frustration with rising crime was taken up in Congress Monday when federal officials held a briefing to warn staff members about their personal safety. The crime that already has claimed victims among Capitol Hill staffers also... Read More

Maryland Man, Drunk, Armed With Glock, Arrested Near Capitol
Law Enforcement
Maryland Man, Drunk, Armed With Glock, Arrested Near Capitol
2023-07-11 21:19:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A 31-year-old Maryland man who had been drinking and who was armed with a Glock handgun was arrested early this morning within blocks of the House congressional office buildings on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Capitol Police announced. The... Read More

Judiciary Republicans Press FBI for Info on Hill Pipe Bomb Inquiry
Law Enforcement
Judiciary Republicans Press FBI for Info on Hill Pipe Bomb Inquiry
2023-05-24 21:10:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The chairman and two Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee are pressing FBI Director Christopher Wray for information on the agency’s ongoing investigation into pipe bombs placed in a Capitol Hill neighborhood the night before the Jan.... Read More

Debt Ceiling Talks Reach Impasse as Republicans Balk at Continuing
Political News
Debt Ceiling Talks Reach Impasse as Republicans Balk at Continuing
2023-05-19 18:34:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Frustrated Republicans walked out of debt ceiling talks on Friday, unexpectedly bringing a halt to the critical negotiations just days before the United States faces the first ever default on its financial obligations. “We decided to press pause... Read More

What’s Happening on Capitol Hill Tuesday?
Political News
What’s Happening on Capitol Hill Tuesday?
2023-05-09 14:22:20
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — Few days come bigger, few are more anticipated inside the Capital Beltway, than this one. Shortly before 4 p.m. this afternoon, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., will make his way up the macadam drive outside the West Wing,... Read More

What’s Happening on Capitol Hill Thursday?
Political News
What’s Happening on Capitol Hill Thursday?
2023-05-04 13:47:05
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday evening voted 56 to 41 to end the Biden administration’s two-year pause on tariffs for imports of solar panels and related equipment from four Southeast Asian countries. The vote sends the resolution, known as... Read More

What’s Happening on Capitol Hill Today?
Political News
What’s Happening on Capitol Hill Today?
2023-05-03 16:07:35
by TWN Staff

The big news in Washington today is, of course, the pending decision by the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee on interest rates. That decision is scheduled to be released early this afternoon. A press briefing by Fed Chair Jerome Powell... Read More

What’s Happening Monday on Capitol Hill?
Political News
What’s Happening Monday on Capitol Hill?
2023-05-01 14:07:23
by TWN Staff

This is a district work week for the House, but House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., will be making news today as he delivers an address to the Knesset in Jerusalem, Israel. McCarthy, who is leading a bipartisan delegation of his... Read More

What’s Happening Thursday on Capitol Hill
Congress
What’s Happening Thursday on Capitol Hill
2023-04-27 14:49:03
by TWN Staff

After a full day of diplomacy at the White House, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol will address a joint session of Congress on Thursday, continuing a tradition of foreign leaders and dignitaries addressing lawmakers dating back to the Marquis... Read More

What’s Happening Wednesday on Capitol Hill?
Political News
What’s Happening Wednesday on Capitol Hill?
2023-04-26 13:42:02
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — Is that the sound of David Bowie’s “Ch-Ch-Changes” ringing in your ears? One wouldn’t be surprised if your antenna was tuned to the Hill at around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. That’s when House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and... Read More

What’s Happening in DC Today?
Political News
What’s Happening in DC Today?
2023-04-21 13:44:24
by TWN Staff

All eyes are on the U.S. Supreme Court Friday as it may rule today on the fate of the FDA's approval of the drug mifepristone, which, when used alongside misoprostol, is the most common method of abortion in the United... Read More

What’s Happening Thursday on Capitol Hill
Congress
What’s Happening Thursday on Capitol Hill
2023-04-20 13:26:20
by TWN Staff

The National Cannabis Policy Summit will present “the Congressional Forum” Thursday inside the Capitol Visitor’s Center. In the words of the sponsors: “The forum invites lead sponsors of the frontline legislation being discussed and debated by lawmakers, to gather and... Read More

What’s Happening Wednesday on Capitol Hill
Congress
What’s Happening Wednesday on Capitol Hill
2023-04-19 14:02:52
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee is expected to mark up the sweeping immigration bill introduced by Reps. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., and Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., earlier this week despite reservations among moderates in their own party who believe the proposal... Read More

What’s Happening Tuesday On Capitol Hill
Congress
What’s Happening Tuesday On Capitol Hill
2023-04-18 13:49:13
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — A day after unveiling his plan for the debt limit before a roomful of bigwigs at the New York Stock Exchange Institute in New York, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Tuesday will try to sell his fellow... Read More

What’s Happening Monday on Capitol Hill
Congress
What’s Happening Monday on Capitol Hill
2023-04-17 13:50:25
by TWN Staff

Congress returns to Washington today after a district work period. Monday is especially noteworthy for marking the return of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., coming back to the Hill after extended absences. McConnell was... Read More

80-Year-Old Georgia Man Faces Charges for Bringing Guns to Capitol Hill
Law Enforcement
80-Year-Old Georgia Man Faces Charges for Bringing Guns to Capitol Hill
2022-10-20 17:05:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Tony Payne, 80, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, is facing multiple gun charges Thursday morning after he illegally parked his van on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon. U.S. Capitol police officers first noticed the white van... Read More

House Chief Administrative Officer Issues TikTok Advisory
Social Media
House Chief Administrative Officer Issues TikTok Advisory
2022-08-18 14:34:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The chief administrative officer of the House of Representatives has issued a cyber advisory to Capitol Hill staff on TikTok, labeling it a “high risk” app due to the Chinese-owned platform’s lack of transparency in how it protects... Read More

Manchin, Sinema Talk Reconciliation Bill, Path Forward Still Unknown
Political News
Manchin, Sinema Talk Reconciliation Bill, Path Forward Still Unknown
2022-08-02 21:35:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., finally got a chance to talk to Sen. Krysten Sinema, D-Ariz., Tuesday about the slimmed down reconciliation bill he negotiated with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., last week, but the way forward is... Read More

Stephen Colbert Staffers Busted for Trespassing on Capitol Hill
Law Enforcement
Stephen Colbert Staffers Busted for Trespassing on Capitol Hill
2022-06-18 16:24:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Seven staffers from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were arrested Thursday night for allegedly trespassing in a congressional office building near the U.S. Capitol. In an email to The Well News, U.S. Capitol Police said that at... Read More

First Bus of Texas Migrants Arrives Near Capitol 
Immigration
First Bus of Texas Migrants Arrives Near Capitol 
2022-04-13 23:16:29
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — A week after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vowed to begin transporting busloads of migrants to Washington, D.C., the first transport arrived blocks away from the Capitol building. At Abbott’s direction, the Texas Division of Emergency Management chartered the... Read More

Capitol Police Nab Fox Who Raised Ruckus on Capitol Hill
Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Nab Fox Who Raised Ruckus on Capitol Hill
2022-04-06 14:56:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill is no stranger to pop culture phenomena that insist upon themselves – after all, Bono was just here just a few days ago — but few are those who achieve the kind of instant celebrity a... Read More

<strong>The Challenges of the District Office Take Center Stage Before House Panel</strong>
Congress
The Challenges of the District Office Take Center Stage Before House Panel
2022-03-04 21:48:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Though much of what America reads, sees and hears about the federal government emanates from the nation’s Capitol, the reality is it’s members’ district offices that are at the front lines, day in and day out, of helping... Read More

Biden Steps to State of the Union Lectern at Fraught Moment
Presidency
Biden Steps to State of the Union Lectern at Fraught Moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing disquiet at home and danger abroad, President Joe Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address at a precipitous moment for the nation, aiming to navigate the country out of a pandemic, reboot his stalled domestic... Read More

<strong>Capitol Hill Staffers Launch Unionization Effort</strong>
Congress
Capitol Hill Staffers Launch Unionization Effort
2022-02-08 23:34:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — An effort by congressional staffers to launch a new employee union on Capitol Hill appears to be gaining momentum just days after they announced their intention via Twitter. Already a number of prominent Democrat lawmakers have lined up... Read More

Congress’ Doctor Warns COVID Cases Are Surging
Congress
Congress’ Doctor Warns COVID Cases Are Surging
2022-01-04 20:52:05
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A warning Monday from the attending physician for Congress about skyrocketing COVID-19 cases is compelling lawmakers and Capitol Hill staff members to rethink their meeting schedules and masking guidelines. A letter Dr. Brian P. Monahan wrote to House... Read More

Harry Reid to Lie in State in Capitol Rotunda
In Memory
Harry Reid to Lie in State in Capitol Rotunda
2022-01-03 18:47:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., who capped a 30-year career in the Senate by rising to majority leader, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda next week. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy... Read More

Mulkerrin Named Comms Director for House Majority Leader Hoyer
In The News
Mulkerrin Named Comms Director for House Majority Leader Hoyer
2021-12-28 15:57:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Margaret Mulkerrin has been promoted to the position of communications director in House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s office, replacing Katie Grant Drew, who is leaving the post at the end of the month to pursue an opportunity off... Read More

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