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April 18, 2018
U.S. Reps. Tim Walz, left, and Collin Peterson of Minnesota talk Aug. 3, 2017, at Farmfest. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, they spoke against a Republican-written farm bill that they said could cut people off food stamps. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Partisan split threatens federal farm bill
April 18, 2018 - 4:25pm
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 11, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Al Drago.
Paul Ryan moves to shore up his staying power a week after announcing his retirement
April 18, 2018 - 7:58am
April 17, 2018
Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol, in July 2017. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Oliver Contreras
GOP Rep. Charlie Dent will leave Congress within weeks, potentially setting up special election
April 17, 2018 - 11:08am
April 13, 2018
Senators have more money now. Will they finally pay their interns?
April 13, 2018 - 9:59am
April 12, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, April 11, 2018.   (Lawrence Jackson/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Analysis: No, Mark Zuckerberg, we're not really in control of our data
April 12, 2018 - 1:29pm
April 10, 2018
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg waits for a Senate committee hearing in Washington, D.C., to begin Tuesday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Michael Robinson Chavez
Zuckerberg tells Congress 'we didn't do enough' to prevent privacy crises that rock Facebook
April 10, 2018 - 5:36pm
April 7, 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) speaks during a ceremony where leaders of the House and Senate presented a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the members of the Office of Strategic Services, on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 21, 2018. From left: Ryan, Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). (Tom Brenner/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Congress is back at work, without much legislating on the agenda
April 7, 2018 - 3:27pm
April 6, 2018
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Rep. Blake Farenthold, facing ethics probe, abruptly resigns
April 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
April 5, 2018
Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.
Cramer compares Heitkamp’s votes against Trump's agenda to cheating on wife
April 5, 2018 - 7:05pm
March 27, 2018
Steve Stark cartoon: Livestock emissions bill
March 27, 2018 - 10:11am
March 23, 2018
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt listens during a late-February 2018 legislative committee hearing. He says he does not plan to run for higher office. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Minnesotans look to Washington
March 23, 2018 - 2:40pm
March 21, 2018
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) heads to a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 21, 2018. With government funding set to run out this weekend, congressional leaders neared agreement Wednesday on a voluminous spending bill, working at a pace that once again frustrated Paul. “Really, should we be looking in thousand-page bills with 24 hours to decide what’s in them?” he asked. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Congressional negotiators reach deal on $1.3 trillion spending bill ahead of shutdown deadline
March 21, 2018 - 8:03pm
February 26, 2018
Patricia Wolff, American Farm Bureau senior director of congressional relations, says the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has many positive aspects for agriculture. Michelle Rook / Special to Forum News Service
Tax reform positive for farmers, ranchers
February 26, 2018 - 7:27am
State Sen. John Grabinger, D-Jamestown
N.D. State Sen. Grabinger running for Congress
February 26, 2018 - 6:05am
February 16, 2018
U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila, campaign from the back of Wellstone's well-known green bus. The beat-up bus was part of his three Senate campaigns. (Photo provided by Wellstone Action)
Capitol Chatter: Wellstone group involved in internal action
February 16, 2018 - 3:17pm