US Congress

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‘Dumb son of a bitch’: Trump attacks McConnell in Republican donors speech
At Mar-a-Lago, former president also goes after Fauci and Chao … and claims party ‘can’t have these guys that like publicity’

Martin Pengelly

11, Apr, 2021 @1:29 PM

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‘Putin-style democracy’: how Republicans gerrymander the map
With red states set to gain seats, the GOP is ready to disadvantage Democrats and deliver the US House

Tom McCarthy

11, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Republican ‘attacks’ on corporations over voting rights bills are a hypocritical sham | Robert Reich
The deal between big business and government – donations in return for low taxes or none – remains absolutely unchanged

Robert Reich

11, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Truth will prevail’: Matt Gaetz takes break from scandal to speak at Trump club
Congressman facing allegations over sex, drugs and nude photos speaks to Women for America First, which helped organise 6 January rally

Martin Pengelly

10, Apr, 2021 @12:07 PM

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On the House review: John Boehner’s lament for pre-Trump Republicans
The former speaker’s memoir will not make him any new friends in a party under the far-right’s sway

Lloyd Green

10, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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House ethics committee opens Matt Gaetz misconduct investigation – as it happened
Committee to investigate whether Gaetz engaged in sexual misconduct, illegal drug use and received bribes – follow the latest

Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco (now) and Lauren Gambino in Washington (earlier)

10, Apr, 2021 @12:21 AM

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Biden urges Republicans to back $2tn infrastructure plan: ‘Inaction is not an option’
President says package essential to preserve US economic status and lauds ‘blue-collar blueprint for increasing opportunity’

David Smith in Washington

07, Apr, 2021 @8:10 PM

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Biden announces US has administered 150m Covid vaccine doses – as it happened
Biden urges older Americans to ‘get vaccinated now’ before restrictions loosen – follow all the day’s US politics news

Maanvi Singh and Joan E Greve

07, Apr, 2021 @12:18 AM

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Katie Hill: Matt Gaetz backed me but he must quit if nude-photo reports are true
Congresswoman who quit amid scandal over ‘revenge porn’ says ‘if reports are true, he engaged in the practice he defended me from’

Martin Pengelly in New York

06, Apr, 2021 @12:59 PM

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'Stay out of politics': Mitch McConnell tells CEOs who have criticized voting restrictions – as it happened
Coca-Cola, Delta and dozens of other companies have condemned a new election law in Georgia – follow all the day’s politics news

Lois Beckett (now) and Joan E Greve (earlier)

06, Apr, 2021 @12:19 AM

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'A good start but miles to go': progressive Nina Turner on Biden and Democrats' future
The co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, now a candidate for Congress, says the left must ‘keep pushing’

David Smith in Washington

04, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Washington shaken after officer and suspect killed in attack at US Capitol
Nancy Pelosi calls officer who died ‘a martyr for democracy’ as attack on Friday afternoon stirs memories of Capitol insurrection

Lauren Aratani in New York

03, Apr, 2021 @3:38 PM

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