House of Representatives

Kevin McCarthy’s Ironic Downfall

Plus: What the former speaker’s ouster means for GOP fundraising.

A Historically Bad Day for Kevin McCarthy

Plus: How one New Jersey senator’s alleged crime could benefit Sweden’s NATO bid.

Democrats Will Decide Kevin McCarthy’s Fate

The House readies for a vote on whether to oust the speaker.

Shutdown Incoming

Breaking down lawmakers’ options for breaking the stalemate.

Fiscal Wishes Meet Shutdown Realities

A government shutdown won’t actually improve America’s fiscal trajectory.

Against Slobs

Craving decorum in an unserious age.

Glenn Youngkin Plays the Education Hits Ahead of Virginia Elections

Plus: Vulnerable House Republicans are backing McCarthy on impeachment inquiry—for now.

Yes, the House Voted on Articles of Impeachment for President Biden. But Not in a Way That Really Matters.

The resolution that passed merely forwarded a resolution by Lauren Boebert to committee for review.

Approaching the Appropriations Fight

The tight deadline to pass a series of spending bills will again test Kevin McCarthy’s leadership.

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.