Multiple reports have confirmed that Speaker Paul Ryan will not be seeking re-election come November, likely causing his congressional opponent Randy “Ironstache” Bryce to rejoice and definitely causing me to say: Bye, bitch????????!!!!
On Tuesday, the House passed two significant and grossly overdue bills aimed at combating sexual harassment on the Hill. The bills prohibit sexual relationships between lawmakers and their staffers and seek to simplify harassment reporting procedures, while forcing lawmakers to pay their own settlement costs out of…
The House voted to pass the Republican-backed tax bill by a margin of 227 to 203, meaning it will likely become a law by the end of the year, pending the Senate’s vote and Trump signing it into law.
The House Ethics Committee launched an investigation of Representative John Conyers (D-MI) on Tuesday, shortly after Buzzfeed reported that the congressman had sexually harassed employees and used office funds to settle a 2015 sexual harassment complaint.
On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced that H.R. 36, otherwise known as the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” is scheduled for a House vote on October 3.
Republican Rep. Earl “Buddy” Carter, a hardline Obamacare critic who recently recommended that someone “snatch a knot” in Lisa Murkowski’s “ass,” has been taking heat in a round of town hall events in Georgia, although he—like many of his colleagues—remains as impervious as ever to the very good points made by some of…
Kim Weaver, an Iowa Democrat competing with Republican incumbent Steve King for the state’s 4th Congressional District seat, is withdrawing due to threats against her safety.
On Monday, Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks joined Jake Tapper on CNN to promote “Trumpcare,” the new proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act. And in so doing, he touted one aspect of the plan in candidly selfish terms: those who are healthy will no longer be burdened by the medical needs of the sick.
On a recent Friday night, I arrived home from a social engagement and set my alarm for 4 am, because I needed to call House Speaker Paul Ryan. It’s become a lonely, private habit, this last two weeks, calling Paul Ryan. Specifically, I dial his constituent hotline numbers, all four of them—one in DC and three in…
The first rule of ethics is not “ignore them.”
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who’s been leading Democrats in the House for 14 years—the most recent six of which have been pretty terrible—defeated challenger Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) with 134 votes to his 63 in a closed-door vote held on Wednesday.
Donald Trump has selected Republican congressman Tom Price as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. Price, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, is known in Washington, D.C. as one of the Affordable Care Act’s most vehement critics.
California Rep. and wheezing obstructionist Rep. Darrell Issa (R), locked in the closest race of his congressional career thanks to the half-melted pile of candy corn from Halloween ‘83 that he endorsed for president, has proven himself rather immune to irony; most recently, Issa tried to praise President Obama, the…
In what has been described as a “brazenly political act,” House Republicans have changed the name of the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act to the “Zika Vector Control Act.” The House is supposed to vote on the bill, which remains completely unchanged in content, on Tuesday.
Late yesterday, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) made its way to the floor of a House of Representatives committee. An all-male panel discussed the merits of the bill as its Republican sponsors and supporters invoked the New Testament, the Founding Fathers, and Frederick Douglass.
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Rules Committee, has recently introduced a resolution called “Recognizing magic as a rare and valuable art form and national treasure.”
Vox and Sheryl Sandberg have both stepped forward to praise Paul Ryan for demanding his “family time” as a condition of running for Speaker of the House. His voting record alone should be enough to dispel the notion that he’s anything remotely like a friend to feminism. It seems frankly unfathomable that this even…
Paul Ryan is willing to run for Speaker of the House... under some conditions. For instance, a workplace that allows him quality time with his family, the kind of workplace he doesn’t support for the rest of America. The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams outlined some additional riders that he might attach to his…
With California Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s fart noise-length campaign for Speaker of the House coming to an end today amid wild rumors and speculation of “misdeeds,” many Hill watchers are wondering who could possibly take his place as frontrunner. Please allow me to suggest: a baby.