Congress

Paul Ryan Won’t Run for New Term
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election, according to people close to the Wisconsin lawmaker.
Ryan’s plans have been the source of much speculation, amid Republican concerns over keeping their majority in the House of Representatives...
A Very Short Government Shut Down
The House moved swiftly early Friday to reopen the federal government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, overcoming opposition from both liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits.
Will Tax Reform Bill Lead to Higher Taxes?
Homeowners in high-tax states like New Jersey, where a modest house within commuting distance of New York City can easily carry property taxes of over $15,000 a year, are wondering whether the Republican bill being sold as a tax cut would actually result in higher bills for them.
Ballgame Brings Congress Together
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats joined in a spirited, friendly rivalry Thursday at their annual Congressional Baseball game, many fresh from the penetrating horror of the ballfield shooting rampage a day earlier and all playing in honor of their grievously wounded colleague.

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