Despite some protest and boos, the Senate narrowly passed the legislation for tax reform on a party-line 51-48 vote shortly after midnight Dec. 20, 2017. Protesters interrupted with chants of "kill the bill, don't kill us" and Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly called for order. Upon passage, Republicans cheered. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., insisted Americans would respond positively to the tax bill. "If we can't sell this to the American people, we ought to go into another line of work," he said.
In late 2016, then-President Obama designated a 1.35 million acre swath of forest and red rock canyons in southeast Utah as the Bears Ears National Monument. According to a White House statement, the monument was established “to protect some of our country’s most important cultural treasures, including abundant rock art, archeological sites, and lands considered sacred by Native American tribes.” It was a victory for local tribes and conservationists, but some Utah residents were wary of what they see as government overreach and encouraged their state officials to call on the Trump administration to rescind the monument status.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary and retired four-star general John Kelly is Trump's replacement for outgoing White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Here's what you need to know about the retired Marine.
President Donald Trump signed a late-April executive order aimed at reviewing national monument designations, including the Bears Ears National Monument. It was created by former President Barack Obama in December 2016 on more than 1 million acres of land that's sacred to Native Americans.
Republicans have a plan to replace Obama’s Affordable Care Act, and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has some harsh critiques for it. But at the same time, conservative Republicans have some harsh critiques for the Congressional Budget Office.
More than 2,000 Idahoans gathered at the State Capitol for a Public Lands Rally on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Sponsored by Idahoans for Public Lands, the rally featured speakers that spanned political spectrum, including Native Americans, motorized users, hunters and fishers, hikers and bikers — all of whom want to continue to keep public land in public ownership.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-AL, testified on Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination for attorney general in the Donald Trump administration. "I can be trusted to do what I say I will do," Sessions said. Protesters shouted him down twice during opening remarks.
President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday officially chose Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to serve as his interior secretary. Here, Zinke talks to C-SPAN about his Montana roots and his role as a member of Congress.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan congratulated President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday morning in a speech from his home state of Wisconsin. The speaker, who has had a rocky relationship with Trump, committed to working with the future president going forward.
More than 2,000 delegates from 50 states and multiple U.S. territories, as well as media, politicians, lobbyists, pundits, and generally curious onlookers descend on Cleveland this week for the Republican National Convention. Aside from confirming Donald Trump's presidential candidacy, what three things should Americans be watching for?
Rep. Raul Labrador expressed he doesn't want a bond crisis because of Puerto Rico during a House Committee on Natural Resources markup on May 25, 2016. Labrador worried that protecting pension payments over payments to bondholders — as Detroit did as part of its 2013 bankruptcy — would set a dangerous precedent for all American constituents.