House of Representatives

GOP Leaders Look to Build Support for Debt Deal

Kevin McCarthy aims to pass it this week—and quell a potential far-right uprising.

A Debt Deal Still Seems Out of Sight

After passing their borrowing bill, House GOP leaders are betting Democrats will blink.

A Debt Ceiling Win Cools GOP Tensions—For Now

But some say House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has kept his No. 2, Steve Scalise, at arm’s length.

The Next Issue in Family-Focused Public Policy

Paid family leave is getting serious bipartisan attention.

Can Reimbursing Lawmakers’ Expenses Build a Better Congress?

New rules to ease the financial burden of public service risk political backlash.

The Daunting Task the New China Committee Faces

A new House panel debuts with a prime-time hearing and questions about how to address threats from the Chinese government.

Lawmakers Elevate Human Rights Ahead of First CCP Hearing

The select committee on competition with China meets tonight to lay out the threat posed by China.

Nancy Mace’s Ilhan Omar Reversal—And Her Deal With GOP Leaders

Plus: The congressional response to the blockade on Armenians.

A Freewheeling House

Plus: An interview with a newly appointed member of the China competition committee.

‘If You Lose Control of the Rules Committee, You’ve Lost Control of the Floor’

What the new makeup of the House Rules Committee—and other key panels—could mean for must-pass bills.

The Coming Debt Ceiling Standoff

Republicans want to rein in spending but can’t agree on exactly what to ask for.

Will George Santos Face Any Consequences?

It may be up to voters in 2024 to mete out punishment to the New York Republican: A Dispatch Explainer.

How Republicans Can Get Serious on Spending

When it comes to cuts, less is actually more.

The GOP’s George Santos Dilemma

National leaders tolerate him while New York Republicans urge him to step down.

When Words Fail

Last week exposed the poverty of our political vocabulary.

The Sweep: What the Speakership Fight Means for Congressional Campaigns

What happens in the House changes who runs and how they win.