Nathan Ouellette

Are LGBTQ workers protected by the Civil Rights Act? Supreme Court will decide

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a trio of cases regarding LGBTQ workers' rights as they pertain to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Under Title VII, workplace discrimination "on the basis of sex" is prohibited, and the ruling from the Supreme Court will determine whether LGBTQ individuals, particularly those who are transgender, are covered under these rules.

5 border misconceptions blurring the immigration debate

The southern border of the United States has been a central focus in American politics ever since Donald Trump descended onto the political scene in 2015, but misconceptions about the border abound.

House Democrats launch impeachment inquiry; how would impeachment work?

After months of sidestepping, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially opened the doors to the impeachment process after details surfaced over a whistleblower complaint regarding President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Climate change activists take to the streets to demand action

More protests erupted throughout D.C. Monday in the wake of the Friday Global Climate Strike that saw students and adults descend upon the Capitol steps.

Youth climate activists on climate change: Listen to the scientists

A panel of four youth climate activists appeared before a joint hearing on climate leadership Wednesday, urging members to take action on climate change.

Corey Lewandowski sounds like a Senate candidate

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski appeared before a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on possible presidential obstruction of justice.

Bowser and Norton hope 2019 is the year for D.C. statehood

D.C. residents, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., held a statehood march Monday to ask Congress to make Washington the 51st state in the union. Ahead of a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Thursday on the matter, Bowser and Norton rode a statehood-themed bus with a delegation of military veterans. They also switched many of Pennsylvania Ave.'s flags to American flags with 51 stars.

Youth climate strike draws crowd in Trump’s backyard

One week before the Global Climate Strike descends on Washington, several groups including Fridays for Future DC, Youth Climate Strike DC and Zero Hour gathered for a strike of their own. 

Pelosi doesn't want to answer your impeachment questions

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's Thursday press conference had one topic off limits, the one on every reporter's mind: impeachment.

Mark Sanford is running for president, here are some congressional basics

The Republican presidential primary field looks small next to the Democrats, but at least one more player is joining. On Sunday, former South Carolina Governor and Congressman Mark Sanford announced his candidacy.

Welcome back Congress: Protesters swarm House offices

On the first day back in Washington after the August recess, Congress was met by protesters at the Rayburn House Office Building. The series of demonstrations organized by the Center for Popular Democracy centered around immigration, workers' rights, universal health care and notably affordable housing.

Veganism – a touchy Hill subject
We talk to an expert about it

Photos go out every Tuesday on Sen. Roy Blunt’s Instagram account with the hashtag #TuesdayBruceDay.

Ghost town: Capitol Hill edition

August recess is drawing to a close, and we found ourselves wondering just how empty the Capitol is while all the members and staffers are gone.

Why do members of Congress have to gavel in and gavel out during recess?
Roll Call explains the pro forma session

For lawmakers, August recess is a time to meet with constituents and public officials, and spend time with their families. Unless, of course, they have to come back to Washington to preside over twice-weekly pro forma sessions.

Joe Walsh is challenging Donald Trump, here are some congressional basics
Walsh served only one term in Congress as part of the tea party wave of 2010

Former Illinois Republican Representative Joe Walsh took a dive into the presidential pool Sunday by announcing a primary challenge to President Donald Trump.

Congress’ new caucus: Wexton gives agritourism a voice

If you’ve ever enjoyed a winery or brewery tour, you’ve taken part in agritourism.

Why can the Trump administration make changes to the Endangered Species Act?
Trump’s alterations to rules have drawn ire of some members of Congress and environmental groups

The landmark Endangered Species Act suffered a major hit last week when the Trump administration said it would roll back key provisions.

Why the bike lane planned for Louisiana Avenue remains stalled

Downtown Washington, D.C., has a network of bike lanes, but there is there is a glaring gap at Louisiana Avenue near the Capitol.