Lawmakers said they hope the 3-month patch — the 34th short-term transportation extension since 2009 — will be Congress' last.
Rick Nolan eyes re-election bid to continue serving and to head off handing the 8th District to Republicans.
The dramatically contrasting 2015 priorities distinguishing Minnesota House GOPers from State Senate Democrats are ample evidence of polarization.
Congressman Tom Emmer has chosen to become a legislator, not an activist.
Although the November election had a big impact — giving Republicans control of both houses — nearly 9 out of 10 faces in the House and Senate are the same as last year.
After a bruising midterm election where they lost a competitive U.S. Senate race and emerged with just one of four congressional seats, Iowa Democrats are trying to look forward.
Committed partisans view a lame-duck session not as a constitutionally extraordinary event, but as an entitled opportunity for the defeated to enact as much of the agenda as possible before leaving the nation’s capital.
Democrats may be on their way to losing the majority in both houses of Congress, but don’t feel sorry for them; this is a moment of triumph for the party.
It is quite possible to have a very important “change” election without a traditional electoral “wave in terms of political party control.
State and national Republican groups are targeting the incumbent Democrat congressman in a ‘very purple district’.
Redistricting has given GOP incumbents a stronger grip on the vast majority of their seats, and Republican leaders aren’t willing to encourage promising female candidates to challenge incumbents.
Congress is providing $11 billion to prevent a 28 percent reduction in federal highway and mass transit spending at the peak of the summer construction season.
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