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Congress approves shutdown deal, sending measure to White House

With little more than a day left before funding expires for key parts of the government, the House and Senate both voted on Thursday to approve a spending deal to avert a shutdown, sending the legislation to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature.

Political world mourns the loss of John Dingell

The news of former Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell's death shook the political world Thursday night as memorials poured in from political leaders spanning his decades as the House's longest-serving member.

GOP seeks term limits for Congress

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Republican Rep. Francis Rooney proposed a Constitutional amendment on Thursday that would impose term limits on members of both houses of Congress.

Ryan reflects on 'great and lasting difference' in farewell address to Congress

Outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday that under his watch, the US House of Representatives "made a great and lasting difference in the trajectory of this country" in his farewell address at the Library of Congress, a final capstone in a series of events marking his departure after more than two decades on Capitol Hill.

House Democrats to pick speaker nominee

House Democrats are holding leadership elections and will select a nominee for House speaker during a closed-door meeting Wednesday -- the first major test for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in her bid to reclaim the gavel when Democrats take control of the House of Representatives in the new year.

Showdown looms over Pelosi's speaker bid

Nancy Pelosi's bid to become speaker of the House is becoming more complicated, as 17 Democrats have now signed a letter saying they won't vote for her on the House floor, according to four sources with knowledge of the matter.