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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a rally opposing Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court in October 2018.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the only Democrat to vote ‘no’ on a bill to reopen the government because it would fund ICE

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the only House Democrat to vote against a bill to reopen the government on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump

Pelosi says she won’t let Trump deliver the State of the Union on the House floor after the president said he would show up anyway

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has control over the House's recording studio and could prevent a broadcast of the State of the Union address.
Federal air traffic controller union members protest the partial government shutdown in Washington on January 10. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association is suing the federal government.

‘Uncertainty is not good for anyone’: America’s biggest companies are starting to reveal the impact of the government shutdown

US corporations are beginning to shed light on the degree to which the partial government shutdown has impacted their operations.
President Donald Trump

Nancy Pelosi refused to allow White House officials access to the House floor for a State of the Union walkthrough

"It is a date that we agreed to. It could've been a week later — and it could be the week later if government is open," Pelosi said.

What 19 famous US lawmakers looked like when they first started out in politics

We look back at what some of the US' most prominent lawmakers, politicians, and government figures looked like in the early stages of their careers.
Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.)

Step aboard the little-known subway line below Capitol Hill that lawmakers use to get around

While mostly frequented by lawmakers, the trains are for anyone to ride as long as they are cleared to enter the Capitol.
President Donald Trump

Here are the most important upcoming dates related to the government shutdown

From funding the courts to filing taxes, there are a number of deadlines complicated by the government shutdown.
Republican Rep. Steve King has often come under fire for making racially charged remarks.

Steve King is fundraising by accusing ‘the rabid leftist media’ and ‘NeverTrumpers’ of trying to ‘destroy’ him ove...

King was stripped of his committee assignments after wondering how terms like "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" became offensive in an interview.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi’s senior aide says White House leaked the details of lawmakers’ commercial flight to war zone

"This morning, we learned that the Administration had leaked the commercial travel plans as well," Hammill said.
President Donald Trump.

Trump sends Capitol Hill into chaos after canceling congressional trip to Afghanistan

"One sophomoric response does not deserve another," Sen. Lindsey Graham said.