Of more than 7,500 threats against members of Congress in 2022, just 22 prosecuted
By: Jennifer Shutt - February 1, 2023
Members of Congress receive thousands of threats a year, though just a fraction of the people who call, mail or email will ever be prosecuted — a situation that’s of great concern to the police who guard members.
National Dems ready to OK new 2024 primary voting calendar, despite uncertainty in two states
By: Jennifer Shutt - January 27, 2023
Party bosses will meet Feb. 4 in Philadelphia. But it won’t be the last step in what’s become a contentious process.
Federal judge could decide as soon as February to yank abortion pill nationwide
By: Jennifer Shutt - January 23, 2023
The case is likely to end up before the U.S. Supreme Court, which overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022.
U.S. hits debt limit and Treasury Department begins ‘extraordinary measures’
By: Jennifer Shutt - January 19, 2023
'The debt ceiling is officially a ticking time bomb we can’t diffuse soon enough,' U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said
U.S. to hit debt limit much sooner than expected, thrusting Congress into showdown
By: Jennifer Shutt - January 13, 2023
The country will reach the debt limit on Jan. 19 at which point the Treasury Department will begin using extraordinary measures.
U.S. House Republicans push through two anti-abortion measures in first work week
By: Jennifer Shutt - January 11, 2023
U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-4th District, accused the GOP of engaging in 'another extreme political stunt.'
U.S. House GOP backs rules plan without disclosing deals made with hard-right members
By: Jennifer Shutt, Ashley Murray and John L. Micek - January 10, 2023
The 55-page rules package sets the parameters for how bills should be written, how committees will operate and how the floor will run during the next two years.
U.S. House GOP backs McCarthy as speaker after tense and chaotic late-night session
By: Jennifer Shutt, Ashley Murray and John L. Micek - January 7, 2023
'Congratulations to the American People — tonight your much-improved House starts to get back in order. Now on to the business of saving the Republic,' U.S. Rep. Scott Perry said.
McCarthy flips GOP holdouts as his campaign for U.S. House speaker gathers speed
By: Jennifer Shutt and Ashley Murray - January 6, 2023
Pa.'s Perry goes from 'no' to 'yes' on the embattled Republican leader.
U.S. House stuck for a third day as Republicans struggle to unite around a speaker
By: Jennifer Shutt and Ashley Murray - January 5, 2023
“Either we have the tools to do it, or we have the personnel to do it. It’s going to be one, or the other,” Perry said.
With Pa.’s Perry at the fore, U.S. House paralyzed as GOP’s speaker fight drags into its second day
By: Jennifer Shutt and Ashley Murray - January 4, 2023
'We can’t continue with the same failed policies, rules, strategies, and leadership that are killing our nation, ' Perry said.
Pa.’s Perry, U.S. House conservatives tank Kevin McCarthy’s bid to be speaker on multiple ballots
By: Jennifer Shutt and Ashley Murray - January 3, 2023
McCarthy received 203 votes to Democratic nominee Hakeem Jeffries’ 212 votes, with the remaining support going to other GOP lawmakers.