US Congress

116th Congress

The Office Supply Store in the House of Reps. Will Now Stock Tampons

With a record number of women in the 116th Congress, the House Administration Committee has started stocking menstrual products, which members of Congress can purchase with their federal allowances.
Marie Solis

Congressman Appears to Forget that Food Actually Is a Basic Human Right

The UN sort of settled this question back in 1948, guys.
Danielle Wayda

10 Months After Weinstein, #MeToo Legislation Is Still Stalled in Congress

The House and Senate are pitted against each other in disagreements over legislation aimed at curbing sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill.
Marie Solis

Bug Your Congressperson About Vital Issues With This Simple Widget

A Brooklyn arts organization set up a tool to call your representatives on repeat so you don't have to.
Aaron Barksdale
Rise Up

Here are Significant Standout Bipartisan Efforts of the Last Decade

Republicans and Democrats hate each other, but here are some instances of political decorum from the past decade that actually worked out in the end.
Molly Bangs
Communications Breakdown

Here's How Trump's FCC Is Threatening Your Free Speech

Open internet safeguards are essential in the age of Trump, lawmakers say.
Sam Gustin
The Hacks We Can't See

Why The US Government Needs a Cyber National Guard

Rep. Will Hurd explains what the US government needs to do to improve its cyber defenses.
Will Hurd

A Task Force Just Explained How to Cut the US Federal Prison Population

Criminal justice reformers won't exactly be shocked that a new report found mandatory-minimum sentences for drug crimes to be "the primary driver" of prison overcrowding.
Brian McManus
The VICE Guide to Right Now

LIVE: Watch the Pope Address Congress

Check out a stream of his historic speech right now.
River Donaghey
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Water Illuminati Are Rallying Against the National Park Service’s Proposed Bottled Water Ban

Big Water won't let National Parks get away with preserving nature. Not this time.
River Donaghey

American Conservatives Are Using the Paris Shooting to Call for More War on Terror

In the wake of the attack, leading Republicans bashed Prsident Obama for being soft on national security.
Grace Wyler

Why Obama’s New International Climate Change Plan Is Probably Doomed

The president wants to name and shame the rest of the world into cutting carbon emissions, but that requires moral authority, which America sorely lacks these days.
Matt Taylor