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July 18, 2024 at 2:20 PM

Schumer privately urged Biden to step aside in 2024 election: Sources

A spokesman told ABC News,"Leader Schumer conveyed the views of his caucus."
July 18, 2024 at 2:20 PM
President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer greet guests during a celebration for Jewish American Heritage Month at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 20, 2024.
July 16, 2024 at 8:20 PM

NY congressmen push to enhance Secret Service protection for presidential candidates

Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) and Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY) advocate for increased Secret Service protection for Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
July 16, 2024 at 8:20 PM
VIDEO: NY congressmen push for more Secret Service for presidential candidates
July 16, 2024 at 6:44 PM

Ripple effect Sen. Bob Menendez's conviction could have on the election

Sen. Bob Menendez was found guilty on all counts Tuesday in his federal corruption trial.
July 16, 2024 at 6:44 PM
VIDEO: Ripple effect Sen. Bob Menendez's conviction could have on the election
July 11, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Republicans fail to hold Merrick Garland in inherent contempt over Biden audio files

A Republican congresswoman’s effort to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in inherent contempt failed on Thursday.
July 11, 2024 at 5:00 PM
US Attorney General Merrick Garland delivers remarks during the Commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act at the US Department of Justice on July 9, 2024 in Washington, DC.
July 11, 2024 at 4:26 PM

Democratic Senate candidates see fundraising boom even as Biden campaign loses donors

At least six Democratic Senate candidates have seen massive fundraising hauls in the second quarter of this year, which includes the time after the presidential debate.
July 11, 2024 at 4:26 PM
In this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, Senate candidate Jacky Rosen introduces former Vice President Joe Biden as he campaigns for Nevada Democratic candidates during a rally in Las Vegas.
July 10, 2024 at 11:01 PM

Senators reach bipartisan deal to ban stock trading by lawmakers

More than three-quarters of Americans support such a ban, polls show.
July 10, 2024 at 11:01 PM
Chairman Gary Peters speaks as U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas appears before a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee hearing on the department's budget request on Capitol Hill on April 18, 2024 in Washington, DC.
July 10, 2024 at 10:58 AM

Sen. Bob Menendez 'sold the power of his office,' prosecutor says in closing argument

A prosecutor in Sen. Bob Menendez's federal trial described what he called a "clear pattern of corruption" during his closing argument on Monday.
July 10, 2024 at 10:58 AM
Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, arrives at federal court in New York City, July 8, 2024.
July 8, 2024 at 7:18 PM

'Boy Meet World' star Ben Savage is running for Congress to succeed Rep. Adam Schiff

Former "Boy Meets World" star Ben Savage is running for Congress in California's 30th Congressional District
July 8, 2024 at 7:18 PM
Ben Savage is seen on June 14, 2022, in Los Angeles.
July 8, 2024 at 7:17 PM

Adam Schiff is running for California Senate seat

Adam Schiff on Thursday announced he will run for California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's seat in 2024
July 8, 2024 at 7:17 PM
U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) attends a Hanukkah holiday reception in the Grand Foyer of the White House, Dec. 19, 2022, in Washington.
July 8, 2024 at 12:36 AM

House Oversight Committee requests interview, documents from Biden's physician

The House Oversight Committee issued a letter to Dr. Kevin O'Connor requesting a transcribed interview and documents.
July 8, 2024 at 12:36 AM
Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep. James Comer (R-KY) presides over a Committee hearing titled "The Basis for an Impeachment Inquiry of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr." on Capitol Hill on Sept. 28, 2023 in Washington, DC.
June 28, 2024 at 9:17 PM

At the Capitol, Democrats’ anguish over Biden's debate performance on full display

House Democrats spent their Friday morning huddling on the floor in hushed, anguished conversations about President Joe Biden's debate performance.
June 28, 2024 at 9:17 PM
President Joe Biden walks off stage during a break in a presidential debate with former President Donald Trump hosted by CNN, June 27, 2024, in Atlanta.
June 27, 2024 at 9:30 PM

How much is Jamaal Bowman's loss a warning for progressives?

Progressives undeniably suffered their most significant defeat of the 2024 election cycle Tuesday when Rep. Jamaal Bowman, N.Y., lost his district's Democratic primary.
June 27, 2024 at 9:30 PM
Congressman Jamaal Bowman concedes during his Primary Election Night Watch Party in Yonkers, New York, June 25, 2024.
1 month ago

Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman talks congressional campaign and message to voters

The two-term congressman reflects on how his time as an educator inspired him to run for office, dealing with criticism for his stance on the war in Gaza and weighs in on partisanship in Congress.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman talks congressional campaign and message to voters
1 month ago

What's going on with Menendez's independent Senate bid? NJ Democrats have theories

New Jersey Democrats weigh in on why they believe Sen. Bob Menendez launched his independent bid for Senate.
1 month ago
Sen. Bob Menendez leaves Manhattan federal court after hearing witness testimony during his trial, June 10, 2024, in New York.
1 month ago

Congressman Adam Schiff discusses Senate run, Supreme Court reform

Ahead of the 2024 Senate race in November, Congressman Adam Schiff joins ABC News Live to discuss the Supreme Court, reproductive rights, his political opponent and much more.
1 month ago
VIDEO: California Rep. Adam Schiff discusses Senate run, Supreme Court reform
1 month ago

Congressman Adam Schiff discusses his run for California's open Senate seat

Plus, California Gov. Gavin Newsom is eyeing a potential statewide ban on cellphones in schools, and our panel weighs in on the importance of Juneteenth.
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US attorney 'declined' to prosecute threat to congressman, letter claims

The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana declined to prosecute a man who threatened to kill an Indiana congressman and his family, a letter says.
1 month ago
Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 12, 2018.
1 month ago

Surgeon general calls on Congress to require warning labels for social media

Doctor Vivek Murthy said the warning label would be similar to those on tobacco or alcohol labels.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Surgeon general calls on Congress to require warning labels for social media
1 month ago

Congressional Republicans rally behind Trump

Former President Donald Trump returned to Capitol Hill to meet with Republican lawmakers for the first time since the Jan. 6 attack.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Congressional Republicans rally behind Trump
1 month ago

Republicans torn over Trump-backed Sam Brown, the nominee in key Nevada Senate race

Nevada Republican Sam Brown cruised to victory in the GOP Senate primary. Now, he'll have to compete against a well-heeled incumbent -- and Republicans are nervous.
1 month ago
Republican senatorial candidate Sam Brown speaks at an election night party, June 11, 2024, in Reno, Nev.
1 month ago

Bill to protect IVF access fails in Senate as Democrats, GOP spar over the 2024 issue

Senate Democrats on Thursday continued a series of election-year votes on reproductive rights with a bill that would protect access to in vitro fertilization.
1 month ago
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters about a vote to protect rights for access to in vitro fertilization to achieve pregnancy, at the Capitol in Washington, June 12, 2024.
1 month ago

Politicians show off their kicks with sneaker day on Capitol Hill

Members of Congress made their daily trek to Capitol Hill wearing a fresh pair of gym shoes to participate in the second annual sneaker day. The panel discusses who the coolest kicks.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Politicians show off their kicks with sneaker day on Capitol Hill
1 month ago

House Republicans vote to hold Garland in contempt over Biden interview audio

House Republicans voted to hold on Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt over his refusal to turn over audio of President Biden's interview with Robert Hur.
1 month ago
Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Department of Justice, June 4, 2024, on Capitol Hill.
1 month ago

House approves motion to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt

The GOP-led motion to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress over his refusal to turn over President Biden’s special counsel interview audio, passed.
1 month ago
VIDEO: House approves motion to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt
1 month ago

Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on 'youth vaping epidemic'

Top FDA and Justice Department officials are expected to testify days after the Biden administration launched a new task force to regulate major companies in the vaping industry.
1 month ago
VIDOE: Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on ‘youth vaping epidemic’
1 month ago

Trump-endorsed Nancy Mace projected to win South Carolina GOP primary

Voters in the Republican primary for South Carolina's 1st congressional district voted on Tuesday.
1 month ago
In this Nov. 29, 2023, file photo, Rep. Nancy Mace is shown at a Joint Conference Committee meeting at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C.
1 month ago

Sen. Fetterman involved in crash on Maryland interstate, treated for bruised shoulder

Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman was involved in a crash on a Maryland interstate over the weekend, police and his office confirmed on Monday.
1 month ago
Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., arrives as the Senate holds a procedural vote on a package of wartime funding for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 9, 2024.
1 month ago

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell discusses Senate run

Former Florida congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell discusses her Senate run against GOP candidate Rick Scott.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell discusses Senate run
1 month ago

9 members of Congress parachute jump over Normandy for D-Day anniversary

A group of American lawmakers honored the sacrifices of World War II veterans who took part in D-Day with a parachute jump Friday morning.
1 month ago
Rep. Mike Waltz shares a selfie showing preparation for a commemorative parachute jump to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France June 7, 2024.
2 months ago

Democrats risk boxing themselves in on filibuster in 2024: Sources

Democratic Senate candidates are rallying against the filibuster, but Republicans could very easily win the Senate majority next year.
2 months ago
The United States Capitol is seen on Capitol Hill on Aug. 6, 2022 in Washington, DC.
2 months ago

Sen. Laphonza Butler on being the only Black woman in Senate

Sen. Laphonza Butler talks about being the only Black woman in the Senate, the current state of democracy and why she chose not to run in this upcoming election.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Sen. Butler: 'It is imperative' for Black women to be represented within government
2 months ago

House passes GOP bill to sanction ICC as it seeks arrest warrant for Netanyahu

The House passed a GOP-led bill that would impose sanctions on the ICC after its top prosecutor recommended war crimes charges against Israel's Netanyahu.
2 months ago
House Speaker Mike Johnson, flanked by House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik and House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol June 4, 2024.
2 months ago

Heated exchange between AG Garland and Rep. Matt Gaetz

Gaetz pressed the attorney general about the Justice Department's interactions with the offices of Manhattan District Attorney in their investigation of Donald Trump which led to his conviction.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Heated exchange between Garland and Rep. Matt Gaetz
2 months ago

AG Garland defends Justice Department in testimony

Attorney General Merrick Garland faced questions from lawmakers and defended the Justice Department from attacks. ABC News' Jay O'Brien gives his analysis.
2 months ago
VIDEO: AG Garland defends Justice Department in testimony
2 months ago

AG Merrick Garland testifies before House Judiciary Committee

Attorney General Merrick Garland is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. ABC News' Jay O'Brien reports.
2 months ago
VIDEO: AG Merrick Garland testifies before House Judiciary Committee
2 months ago

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies about COVID response and origins

The former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases defended actions the agency took and recommended amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies about COVID response and origins
2 months ago

Bob Menendez files as independent Senate candidate

The senator said in March he wouldn't seek another term as a Democrat.
2 months ago
Senator Bob Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, departs Manhattan Federal Court in New York City on May 14, 2024.
2 months ago

Bob Menendez plans to file as independent Senate candidate

The deadline to file signatures is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, which is also the date of New Jersey's partisan primaries.
2 months ago
The deadline to file signatures is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, which is also the date of New Jersey's partisan primaries.
2 months ago

Senators want more information from VA about alleged 'flagrant misuse' of bonus money

An Internal watchdog found executives got some $11 million in improper bonuses.
2 months ago
In this May 10, 2013, file photo, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) seal is shown at the headquarters in Washington, D.C.
2 months ago

Turner disagrees with Trump migrant comments but argues he can 'fix' border 'crisis'

Rep. Mike Turner, a top House Republican, on Sunday said he disagreed with Trump calling some migrants "not people" and "animals"
2 months ago
Chairman Michael Turner speaks at a hearing with the House Select Intelligence Committee in the Cannon Office Building, on March 12, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
2 months ago

Congressional Democrats slam oil executives over gas prices

The lawmakers blasted the oil industry and advocated for clean energy alternatives.
2 months ago
A sign displays gas prices at a gas station on May 21, 2024, in Chicago, Illinois.
2 months ago

Senate again fails to advance border security bill in election-year showdown vote

The Senate considered for the second time a border security package after Republicans blocked the bill from advancing at Trump's direction.
2 months ago
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to reporters following a Democratic strategy session, at the Capitol, May 21, 2024.
2 months ago

Senate votes on bipartisan border bill

The Senate is voting on a bipartisan border bill. Meanwhile, some university leaders testified before the GOP-led House Education Committee on alleged antisemitism on campuses and college protests.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Senate votes on bipartisan border bill
2 months ago

Republicans strike top Democrat's criticism of Trump from Congressional Record

The House came to standstill as lawmakers quibbled about criticism of Donald Trump and his legal woes, with comments from a top Democrat being removed from the record.
2 months ago
House Rules Committee chairman Rep. Jim McGovern speaks as ranking member Rep. Tom Cole looks on during a House Rules Committee hearing on the impeachment against President Donald Trump in Washington, DC,  Dec. 17, 2019.
2 months ago

Sen. Rick Scott says he'll run to be next Senate Republican leader

Scott announced his plans in a letter to his Republican colleagues Wednesday.
2 months ago
Sen. Rick Scott speaks during a news conference at the Capitol, April 16, 2024.
2 months ago

Vince Fong to take Kevin McCarthy's seat in Congress for rest of unfinished term

ABC News reports that Vince Fong is projected to win former the Congressional seat of former House speaker Kevin McCarthy.
2 months ago
California State Assemblyman Vince Fong (Bakersfield) during a press conference about Chile's continued status as a Visa Waiver Program Country in Santa Ana, CA, on Friday, June 16, 2023. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
2 months ago

Speaker Johnson moving ahead on Netanyahu invite in wake of possible ICC warrant

House Speaker Mike Johnson told reporters Tuesday that he's moving ahead with an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.
2 months ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks in Jerusalem, Feb. 18, 2024. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson at the Capitol, Feb. 29, 2024 in Washington.
2 months ago

By The Numbers: Members of Congress and their ages

A look behind the numbers at the age of Congress members and how long some members are electing to work.
2 months ago
VIDEO: By The Numbers: Members of Congress and their ages
2 months ago

Sen. Schumer tells Democrats he'll reintroduce bipartisan border bill

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will bring the bipartisan border deal that was negotiated early this year back up on the floor this week for a standalone vote.
2 months ago
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will bring the bipartisan border deal that was negotiated early this year back up on the floor this week for a standalone vote.
2 months ago

Raucous congressional hearing with 'fake eyelashes' comment sparks backlash

Speaker Mike Johnson on Friday said he is disappointed in the chaos and name-calling that happened during a raucous House Oversight Committee markup on Thursday night.
2 months ago
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, left, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, May 16, 2024.
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