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CQ on Congress

Dec 14, 2018

We take a deep dive into the criminal sentencing and prison programming overhaul Congress is expected to pass this year, which is shaping up to be a major bipartisan achievement. Credit goes to Republicans, like Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, sponsor of the bill, who says it's a matter of money and morals to try to help...

Dec 7, 2018

In seeking to solidify her bid for House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi promised members of the Problem Solvers Caucus she'd guarantee floor time for bills with broad, bipartisan support. Problem Solvers Co-Chairman Josh Gottheimer, a New Jersey Democrat, says it will change the balance of power between House leadership and...

Nov 30, 2018

Nancy Pelosi has won the House Democratic Caucus' nomination to return as speaker in January, proving herself a formidable opponent to those in the party who'd depose her. Molly Reynolds, a fellow at the Brookings Institution think tank, unpacks the incentives Pelosi is deploying to get to a majority, and secure the...

Nov 16, 2018

The first woman to serve as Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, wants to return to the job now that Democrats control the chamber again. Dissenters in her caucus say they can block her ascent. Pelosi biographer Marc Sandalow says the renegades are in for a battle.

Nov 9, 2018

The Democrats who won a House majority on Election Day are a diverse group with compelling life stories. Two CQ reporters, Mary Ellen McIntire and Greg Tourial, profile three of the most interesting members of the class of 2018.