‘Out of control’: Advocates rally in D.C. calling for action on housing crisis
By: Samantha Dietel - November 16, 2023
The People’s Action Homes Guarantee campaign brought tenant advocates to Washington, D.C., people who live in properties receiving financial assistance from the federal government, or have experience with rent hikes or evictions.
Oklahoma senator challenges Teamsters president to fight at U.S. Senate hearing
By: Samantha Dietel - November 14, 2023
Sen. Markwayne Mullin, an Oklahoma Republican, challenged the head of the Teamsters union to a physical fight at a U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday intended to showcase how labor unions are making families’ lives better.
National museum of LGBTQI+ history and culture proposed by Wisconsin congressman
By: Samantha Dietel - November 6, 2023
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, a Wisconsin Democrat, introduced two bills in late October that would begin the process of creating a National Museum of American LGBTQI+ History and Culture
Women in Congress call for more action on breast cancer prevention, treatment
By: Samantha Dietel - October 26, 2023
The representatives widely advocated for bipartisanship in their search for solutions to combat breast cancer.
Democratic lieutenant governors, advocates, discuss solutions to prevent gun violence
By: Samantha Dietel - October 24, 2023
Many of the speakers were survivors of gun violence themselves, including Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Austin Davis.
Eight Republicans are running for U.S. House speaker. Here’s your guide to the field.
By: Jacob Fischler and Samantha Dietel - October 23, 2023
The conference is expected to vote behind closed doors Tuesday to try to settle on a nominee, then bring that nominee to the floor.
U.S. House panel explores impact of immigration, crime on national parks
By: Samantha Dietel - October 19, 2023
Representatives and witnesses frequently referenced migrant camps at Floyd Bennett Field in New York City.
College athletes’ name, image and likeness rights debated by U.S. Senate committee
By: Samantha Dietel - October 18, 2023
WASHINGTON — College athletic officials testified Tuesday in support of nationally standardized name, image and likeness regulations at a U.S. Senate hearing. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to discuss policies governing name, image and likeness, known as NIL, in college sports. The witnesses in attendance — such as National Collegiate Athletic Association […]
Ohio’s Jordan the latest U.S. House GOP nominee for speaker after days of turmoil
By: Ashley Murray, Jennifer Shutt and Samantha Dietel - October 13, 2023
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans on Friday put forward their second nominee this week for speaker, though lawmakers departed Capitol Hill for the weekend without unifying enough to hold a floor vote and with a highly uncertain outcome when they return. Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan won the conference nomination in a closed meeting, defeating […]
As consumers flock to organic foods, lawmakers urge more federal grants for farmers
By: Samantha Dietel - October 7, 2023
WASHINGTON — U.S. lawmakers are pushing a bill that would boost support for organic farmers amid rising demand for their products. U.S. Sens. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Angus King of Maine in the Senate, alongside U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree of Maine and Annie Kuster of New Hampshire in the House, introduced the Organic Market […]
Louisiana’s Steve Scalise and Ohio’s Jim Jordan jump into race for U.S. House speaker
By: Ashley Murray and Samantha Dietel - October 4, 2023
WASHINGTON — Majority Leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio announced Wednesday they will seek the U.S. House speaker’s gavel after Kevin McCarthy’s unprecedented ouster brought the lower chamber into uncharted territory. Eight dissident Republicans joined Democrats to unseat McCarthy Tuesday, leaving a vacuum of GOP leadership and bringing an abrupt […]
Rural America a focus for bipartisan health caucus formed in U.S. House
By: Samantha Dietel - October 2, 2023
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan congressional caucus aims to improve accessibility to quality health care and services in rural U.S. communities. The Bipartisan Rural Health Caucus had its first meeting Sept. 20 and serves as a forum for U.S. representatives to promote legislation and policy actions regarding rural health. Members came together to discuss the issues […]