Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois, seen here in October 2011, resigned from Congress on Wednesday.
November 21, 2012 The end of the congressman's career continues a dubious streak, one that residents of Illinois' 2nd District would no doubt gladly see a future lawmaker break.
A man votes on Nov. 6 in Chicago.
November 15, 2012 Some analysts are saying that Republicans appear to have the long-range advantage over Democrats when it comes to winning enough seats to control the House, not so much because of redistricting but because of the clustering of Democratic voters in fewer congressional districts.
September 21, 2011 House Democrats objected to Republican efforts to pay for $3.7 billion in FEMA disaster funding with offsetting cuts to an advanced technology program Democrats insisted was needed to maintain tens of thousands of auto industry jobs. The hard place was Tea Party Republicans who wanted deeper cuts than were in the bill.
August 24, 2011 If your member of Congress is holding town-hall meetings during their summer recess to discuss the great issues of the day with you and their other constituents, he or she is in the minority. The non-partisan group No Labels surveyed U.S. House members and found that 60 percent weren't holding town hall meetings this summer.
February 18, 2011 Rep. Barney Frank seemed ready to upset the House's march toward completing work on a spending bill that will make deep cuts in the federal budget.
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) leaves his office on Capitol Hill before the censure vote.
December 2, 2010 Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) was censured Thursday by fellow members of the United States House of Representatives for financial and fundraising misconduct.
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