congress

Incoming Congress

Why Everyone's Obsessed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Instagram Stories

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is teaching Americans about the inner-workings of our government on social media.
Marie Solis
5 days ago
LGBTQ

Congressional Hopeful Alexandra Chandler Comes Out Swinging for Trans Kids

Alexandra Chandler, who would become the first trans congresswomen if she's elected, is speaking out on a November vote in Massachusetts that will ask the public whether to overturn an anti-discrimination law protecting trans people.
Kelly Gonsalves
8.9.18
Power to the Polls

The Candidate Who Decided to Run After Trump Bragged About Sexual Assault

Mallory McMorrow says she remembers thinking: "How do you tell your daughters that this is not only acceptable behavior but that it’s laudable?"
Linda Yang
1.19.18
Power to the Polls

Deb Haaland Is Ready to Fight 'for the American People, for Indian Tribes, for Us All'

“I just felt like my voice—considering the fact that we've never had a Native American woman in Congress—might be a voice at the table that Congress has never heard," says Deb Haaland.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
Power to the Polls

The Former Obama Staffer Fighting to Be the First Muslim Woman in Congress

Fayrouz Saad, the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, sees herself as the "product of the American Dream." If elected, she wants to keep that dream alive for others.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
Power to the Polls

Gina Ortiz Jones Quit Working for Trump So She Could Fight His Agenda in Congress

Gina Ortiz Jones could become the first Filipina-American Congresswoman.
Kimberly Lawson
1.19.18
politics

How Women Lawmakers Plan to Crack Down on Sexual Harassment in Congress

After Rep. Jackie Speier accused two sitting lawmakers of sexual harassment, she announced plans for a bill to reform the harassment reporting process.
Linda Yang
11.14.17
politics

'We Do Not Have to Accept This': Rep. Jayapal Refuses to Be Called 'Young Lady'

During a legislative debate, Rep. Don Young called Rep. Pramila Jayapal a “young lady” who “doesn’t know a damn thing about what she’s talking about.” Jayapal, who is 51, talks to Broadly about shutting down belittling comments from male colleagues.
Kimberly Lawson
9.8.17
politics

House Committee Votes to Kill Equal Pay Initiative

This week, the House Appropriations Committee quietly approved a budget amendment to reduce transparency around employee pay data.
Linda Yang
7.26.17
politics

Maxine Waters, the Internet's Political Auntie, Won't Back Down on Trump

We spoke to the 78-year-old Democratic Congresswoman from California about why she thinks it's great she became a meme.
Seamus Kirst
7.5.17
politics

Teens Caught Sexting Could Soon Face 15 Years in Prison

A new bill just passed the House with overwhelming support.
Kimberly Lawson
6.2.17
politics

Meet the Former Undocumented Immigrant Running for Congress to Fight Trump

In 1985, Wendy Carrillo's mother brought her to the US to escape the Salvadoran Civil War. Now, the human rights journalist is running for office in an attempt to combat both Trump's noxious agenda and the Democratic Party's unwillingness to stand for...
Gabby Bess
1.19.17