WASHINGTON — The six Republican senators from Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama cast a total of 54 votes on nine gun-related proposals last week.
WASHINGTON — Most congressional lawmakers from Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama continue to accept letters in the wake of poisonous postal attacks, but all are encouraging emails, calls and faxes instead as a way to ensure safety.
WASHINGTON —While millions of federal workers are facing furloughs, automatic budget cuts don't appear to be thinning local lawmakers' wallets.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks of North Alabama grabbed his glasses to scan page 51 of President Barack Obama's budget request Wednesday and turned red as he absorbed a seven-sentence proposal that could put TVA in private hands, alter rates for 9 million customers and jeopardize 12,000 employees.
WASHINGTON — Thanks in part to Georgia's two Republican senators, a conservative effort to block debate on gun control measures probably won't survive.
WASHINGTON — It’s basically a no-brainer: $200,000 in campaign contributions for an exploratory congressional bid is a boatload of cash.
WASHINGTON — In 1966, a young Republican lawyer and U.S. Senate candidate named Howard H. Baker Jr. rode a Greyhound bus around Tennessee every day but Sunday, stopping by Morristown, Memphis and everywhere in between.
WASHINGTON — Since 2008, outside parties and private interest groups have spent $402,436 on travel for Tennessee’s nine U.S. House members and their staffs, according to a Chattanooga Times Free Press analysis of 106 trips.
NASHVILLE — Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell acknowledged Thursday that some Tennessee hospitals may face closure as fellow Republican Gov. Bill Haslam delays a decision on whether to expand the state's Medicaid program under the federal health care overhaul.
WASHINGTON — Interviews with Southern conservatives in Congress reveal surprising common ground with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, the Ohio Republican who reversed himself and announced support for same-sex marriage after his son came out.
WASHINGTON — Sunday's political talk show circuit illustrated another deep divide at the Republican Party's highest levels, with a Tennessee senator promoting a balanced approach to America's defict and House Speaker Jo
WASHINGTON — Deep into President Barack Obama's hourlong visit with House Republicans on Wednesday, someone stated the obvious: "Nobody in this room voted for you."
WASHINGTON — Three powerful House committee chairmen are hosting a fundraiser next week for U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, but one already is distancing himself from the event and the embattled Tennessee Republican.
WASHINGTON — When political reporters write about members of Congress, they often call their subjects lawmakers. So, the popular assumption goes, congressmen and senators smoke cigars and debate over heaps of paper, passing new laws and changing the way Americans behave, consume and spend.
WASHINGTON — Twenty-four lucky Hixson High School students and teachers traveled here this week, slipping into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. two days before White House tours are suspended indefinitely.