Dozens of Members to Leave Congress This Year, Several Point to Dysfunction

Dozens of Members to Leave Congress This Year, Several Point to Dysfunction

The 118th Congress is one of the most unproductive in decades, leading many lawmakers, especially in the House, headed for the doors. At the conclusion of this 118th Congress later this year, nearly 50 House members will have called it quits. 

17 hrs ago by Brendan Scanland
US to Impose Additional Sanctions on Russia

US to Impose Additional Sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the White House announced they’re ready to unleash additional sanctions on Russia. But they are keeping quite on what those sanctions looks like. The President to

20 hrs 29 mins ago by Rachel Knapp
US Blocks Another United Nations Resolution Calling for Ceasefire

US Blocks Another United Nations Resolution Calling for Ceasefire

The U.S. has blocked a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Instead, the US is offering a different proposal for the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

February 20th, 10:43 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Death of Putin’s Top Dissident Puts Ukraine Aid in the Spotlight

Death of Putin’s Top Dissident Puts Ukraine Aid in the Spotlight

The death of Alexei Navalny on Friday has renewed the push to fight back against Russian president Vladimir Putin and aid for Ukraine. $60 billion in aid for Ukraine is awaiting action in the House and many are calling on Republican leaders to act. 

February 20th, 6:12 PM EST by Brendan Scanland
House Committee Subpoenas Harvard University During Investigation Into Antisemitism

House Committee Subpoenas Harvard University During Investigation Into Antisemitism

Following a tense hearing on Capitol Hill in December, lawmakers continue to press Ivy League universities about antisemitism on their campuses. Today, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce issued subpoenas to leaders at Harvard University

February 16th, 6:08 PM EST by Brendan Scanland
Congressional Ukraine Caucus Advocates for Ukraine Support

Congressional Ukraine Caucus Advocates for Ukraine Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Next Saturday marks two years of Russia’s invasion in Ukraine. While the war continues, experts warn Ukraine is running out of ammo and hope the US and our allies continue to help them push back against Russia. We’ve seen fi

February 16th, 4:28 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Special Counsel Requests Supreme Court to Allow Trump's Election Case to go to Trial without Delay

Special Counsel Requests Supreme Court to Allow Trump's Election Case to go to Trial without Delay

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Supreme Court could decide if the trial for the 2020 election interference case against former President Donald Trump should be delayed or not. It’s one of four criminal cases against the former president. Special Counsel Jack

February 15th, 6:23 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Top National Security Officials Meet with Congressional Leaders About "Serious" but "Not Immediate" Threat

Top National Security Officials Meet with Congressional Leaders About "Serious" but "Not Immediate" Threat

The national security threat, first made aware to the public yesterday, has to do with Russia's space capabilities, specifically a Russian anti-satellite system. Lawmakers say the classified information is significant, but not a cause for panic.

February 15th, 6:23 PM EST by Brendan Scanland
What a Democratic Victory in NY Special Election Means for a Narrowly Divided U.S. House

What a Democratic Victory in NY Special Election Means for a Narrowly Divided U.S. House

The Congressional seat of former Representative George Santos was flipped by Democrats in a special election yesterday. The win for Democrats narrows an already razor-thin majority for House Republicans. 

February 14th, 6:37 PM EST by Brendan Scanland
Future of Senate's Foreign Aid Package Looks Grim in House

Future of Senate's Foreign Aid Package Looks Grim in House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Tuesday, the House impeached Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Republicans said the Secretary has failed to stop the crisis at our border. Democrats argue Republicans had a chance to address the border issue as part of

February 14th, 6:03 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
What's at Stake in Congress with New York's Special Congressional Election

What's at Stake in Congress with New York's Special Congressional Election

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A couple of months ago the House voted to expel New York Republican Representative George Santos after an ethics report accused him of breaking the law. New York voters will decide who should replace him. It’s a seat that is being

February 13th, 10:23 PM EST by Brendan Scanland
Experts, Policymakers Discuss Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Politics and Elections

Experts, Policymakers Discuss Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Politics and Elections

Experts and policymakers are considering how to safely integrate artificial intelligence (A.I.) into everyday life. However, there are a lot of questions surrounding the evolutionary technology...

February 12th, 9:07 PM EST by Brendan Scanland
Senate Hones in on Ukraine and Israel Aid, Hopes to Send Bill to House Next Week

Senate Hones in on Ukraine and Israel Aid, Hopes to Send Bill to House Next Week

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate cleared a crucial 60-vote-threshold to advance $95.3 billion in aid for Ukraine, Israel and others. But today, it became clear the bill still faces hurdles, especially in the Republican-led House. 

February 9th, 6:40 PM EST by Brendan Scanland
Supreme Court Heard Arguments in Trump's Ballot Eligibility Case

Supreme Court Heard Arguments in Trump's Ballot Eligibility Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The nine Supreme Court Justices are wading in uncharted legal territory. They heard arguments in whether former President Donald Trump is ineligible for another term in office because of his conduct surrounding the 2020 election results

February 8th, 6:54 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Congress Takes Close Look at American Aviation Amid Worker Shortages, Recent Incidents

Congress Takes Close Look at American Aviation Amid Worker Shortages, Recent Incidents

This week, the House Aviation Subcommittee took a closer look at the state of American aviation. The head of the Federal Aviation Administration answered questions about recent incidents, staffing shortages, aircraft maintenance, close-calls and much more

February 8th, 6:53 PM EST by Brendan Scanland
EXCLUSIVE: Nikki Haley Speaks to WENY News on Campaign

EXCLUSIVE: Nikki Haley Speaks to WENY News on Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Republican Presidential candidate Nikki Haley suffered a huge loss in Nevada after voters chose ‘none of these candidates’ over Haley. Haley has lagged behind former President Donald Trump in the race for the Republican nomi

February 7th, 6:33 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Senate Border Deal Crumbles as Frustration Mounts on Capitol Hill

Senate Border Deal Crumbles as Frustration Mounts on Capitol Hill

Today, the bipartisan border deal, a product of months of negotiations, crashed and burned in the Senate. Both sides are pointing the finger at one another as frustration grows on Capitol Hill. 

February 7th, 6:30 PM EST by Brendan Scanland
House GOP Falls Short in First Vote to Impeach Mayorkas

House GOP Falls Short in First Vote to Impeach Mayorkas

A vote to impeach Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas failed in the House Tuesday evening. The vote occurred after weeks of a Republican-led effort to impeach Mayorkas over his handling of the southern border.  

February 6th, 7:36 PM EST by Brendan Scanland
Members of Congress Share Frustration, Opposition on Dwindling Border Deal

Members of Congress Share Frustration, Opposition on Dwindling Border Deal

Soon after a bipartisan group of Senators released the much-anticipated border bill which includes aid for Ukraine, the Indo-Pacific and Israel.

February 6th, 6:50 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
House GOP Not on Board with Senate Border, National Security Package

House GOP Not on Board with Senate Border, National Security Package

After months of negotiations, senators have finally unveiled a 370 page legislative package to address the southern border. The bipartisan deal, announced and unveiled Sunday, faces a tough uphill battle to get through both chambers of Congress

February 5th, 7:41 PM EST by Brendan Scanland
Senators Grill Tech CEOs Over Lack of Safeguards, Shortfalls for Minors
Senators Grill Tech CEOs Over Lack of Safeguards, Shortfalls for Minors

Today, big tech and social media leaders were in the hot-seat during a Congressional hearing. The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing addressed the shortfalls of social media companies when it comes to protecting minors on social media. 

House Republicans Push Forward with Mayorkas Impeachment Process
House Republicans Push Forward with Mayorkas Impeachment Process

House Republicans in Washington are moving forward with two articles of impeachment against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. If their effort is successful, Mayorkas would be the second cabinet official in US history to be impeached

Norfolk Southern Joins Federal Safety Reporting Program, PA Senators Encourage Additional Measures
Norfolk Southern Joins Federal Safety Reporting Program, PA Senators Encourage Additional Measures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nearly one year after the catastrophic East Palestine train derailment, Norfolk Southern announced they’re joining a federal pilot program that allows workers to report close calls confidentially. Pennsylvania Senators John Fetter

January 30th, 3:37 PM EST
Lawmakers React to Strike That Killed Three US Troops in Jordan
Lawmakers React to Strike That Killed Three US Troops in Jordan

Three US servicemembers were killed by a drone strike in Jordan on Sunday. The strike at Tower 22, a small US outpost in northeast Jordan, marks the first time US troops have been killed by enemy fire in the mideast since the beginning of the war in Gaza.

January 29th, 7:36 PM EST
Red Cross Declares Emergency Blood Shortage, Asking for Donations
Red Cross Declares Emergency Blood Shortage, Asking for Donations

The American Red Cross has declared a national emergency blood shortage.

January 26th, 6:55 PM EST
After Multiple U.S. Attacks on Houthi Targets, Some Senators Are Questioning Legality of Strikes Without Congressional Approval
After Multiple U.S. Attacks on Houthi Targets, Some Senators Are Questioning Legality of Strikes Without Congressional Approval

A missile interception today by the US Navy follows multiple US military attacks on Houthi targets and weeks of escalation in and around the Red Sea. As tensions rise, some lawmakers are questioning how far the Biden Administration can go without Congress

Following Netanyahu's Rejection of Palestinian Nation, Congressional Democrats Support Two-State Solution
Following Netanyahu's Rejection of Palestinian Nation, Congressional Democrats Support Two-State Solution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Some Senate democrats are pushing for a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine to end the conflict and prevent future conflicts. Senator Brian Schatz (D- HI) said nearly 50 of his Senate colleagues want to include an amendment

January 24th, 6:24 PM EST
Trump, Haley Go Head-to-Head in New Hampshire Primary
Trump, Haley Go Head-to-Head in New Hampshire Primary

All eyes are on the state of New Hampshire this evening as former President Donald Trump and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley go head-to-head in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination.